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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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10-point multitouch screen improves accuracy, making touch-browsing and selecting more responsive and precise. Give a multimedia presentation on the X1 Carbon without even touching the keyboard!... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most laptops of this type and age. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an HDD storage media. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a eight number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Light

The lightest laptop that is a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is very light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do not have a touchscreen. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is 12GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty standard battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively standard display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(4)
8 September 2016

With a hardware platform that is comparable to other laptops in its class, the Lenovo Carbon X1 has a few key differentiators that are remarkable: Durability, OLED display option, Rapid charging....

11 August 2016

It might not get as much attention in the style and powerhouse stakes, but when it comes to sheer reliability, Lenovo's (and formerly IBM's) ThinkPad series belongs to a league of its own.... Read more…

9 March 2015

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22 August 2016

Das Lenovo Thinkpad X1 ist laut Herstelleraussagen das weltweit leichteste 14-Zoll-Ultrabook. Dank starker Hardware und einer hervorragenden Tastatur ist es auch eines der besten Geräte.Seit 2012... Read more…

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 27 May 2016 by Stkrup
(Verified Purchase)

Very good laptop, 14" at such small fingerprint, touchpad is fantastic and keyboard is marvellous, highly recommended...

(Verified Purchase)

A very light and well made ultrabook from Lenovo's professional range. I like how compact and small the X1 Carbon v3 is. Keyboard is comfortable, but lacks num-pad which some people may not like,... Read more…

Reviewed 1 March 2016 by The Laughing Mole
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic machine. Have had a long line of Thinkpads from the early 1990s and really missed the red Trackpoint button when I bought a Yoga a couple of years back. Saw this on Amazon at a great... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Mark Twain | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

There are different sellers but model shipped from Amazon itself is the Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 3 Model number 20BS-00ADUK. Specifications = i5-5300u, 8Gb RAM (Soldered, not upgradable), 256Gb SSD... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

It's a pleasure to use the X1. Beautiful design... almost like a carbon fibre sculpture. Very happy with the product and specs.

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