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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jan 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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.7GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo 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.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of laptop 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 a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The battery life (max)s of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores 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 the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a eight number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The lightest portable PC of this age and spec is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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9 Reasons Against

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 1,100MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 180 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the 8440p[pl_2912403_price] (250GB), or the EliteBook Folio 1040[pl_2743323_price] (256GB) both from HP which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a very small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and spec is 12GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker powers amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The speaker powers of laptops of this spec and age range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

Alternative 2.3GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include the Lenovo X220[plb_1553881_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Lenovo Z51[plb_2964604_price] (2.4GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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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
Barcodes 00888965666154, 00888965677440, 00888965677501, 08889656661542

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