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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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Uncompromisingly Thin Starting at just 2.877 lbs, the new X1 Carbon is the lightest 14" Ultrabook on the planet. And at just 0.70" thin, it's the thinnest ThinkPad ever. Faster Storage Experience... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 10.9 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst portable PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have battery life (max)s of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a eight number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of only 2.3 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average battery recharge time of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 4h, and the battery recharge times range from 2h to 23h.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] (192GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most laptops of this type and age do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo 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 (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this age and type is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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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 laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 13GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker powers of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 1W to 4W. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p232995, lenovo p232995p, lenovo gen4gb180, lenovo gen4gb180g, lenovo gen4gb180gb
Barcodes 00888965667519, 00888965667816, 00888965668073, 00888965668127, 00888965668189, 00888965668233

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