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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 240GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 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 notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this type and age is 2.7GB. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Good Brand

Medium processor cores notebook PCs produced by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this age and type. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

Across all the laptops of this age and type the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly long battery life (max) (9.9 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type which do not have a touchscreen, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touchscreen.

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Light

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst portable PCs of this age. The weights of laptops of this age and spec range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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7 Reasons Against

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. At only 240 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 8440p (250GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 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.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1W and the highest is 11W. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker powers (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type. Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Display Diagonal

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 14" notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer TravelMate TMP645-M.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 650 G1 (15.6" and higher rated).

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Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel Clear Video 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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