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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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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. The new X1 Carbon now features Samsung PCIe SSD... More
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16 Reasons For

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Good Brand

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

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At 300 megahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age. Medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion 15[plb_2839091_price] (12GB and higher rated).

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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 portable PCs that came out around the same time as 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has eight number of battery cellss.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At 50 watt-hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 45Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

At only 2.5 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the battery recharge times range from 2h to 23h.

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Very Light

Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon amongst laptops of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 900 megahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 256 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacitys of laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

If this medium processor cores laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo B50-45[plb_3152168_price] (320GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs of this age and type is 11", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 14 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than a year ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. Portable PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2.9GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker powers of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 1W to 4W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor cores laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 9.9 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
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
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Energy Star Certified
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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

(3)
Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Peter Andersen
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for staff - initial configuration fine.

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Reviewer 1234 | 11 Comments

This sorry, soggy piece of black plastic has been foisted upon me by my malevolent work IT department presumably to allow them a bit of amusement as clearly it must be a pretty dull job handing... Read more…

Reviewed 5 October 2014 by Thinker

Lenovo Carbon X1 Laptop i5 256GB SSD 8GB RAM Win 7 pro Not bought from Amazon Lightweight, well made, reliable laptop. For a lightweight, powerful laptop the keyboard is sturdy and doesn't... Read more…

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