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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB Feb 2014
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 5.5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. This Lenovo laptop has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it 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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At 512 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 3MB. The processor cache of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Light

Portable PCs of this age and spec have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.5 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (1.58GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

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. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The lowest speaker power of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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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 frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop was released over three years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.2 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Specification

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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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