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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,876 expert and user reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This Lenovo notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 5.5GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

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

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (512 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do 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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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

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

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly fast processor boost frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the higher speaker powers (2 Watts) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average speaker power of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1.7W.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average processor cache of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 3MB.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average display brightness of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 260 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cables Included

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

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Light

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon over two years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.1 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.6 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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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)
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Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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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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