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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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Introducing the New X1 Carbon our third iteration of the popular Carbon Series incorporates feedback from users like you. We've taken the best of the past, and incorporated essential technologies... More
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16 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.2GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the HP ENVY 17 which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might want to look at the Asus UX303UB (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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 laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago do not have a touchscreen.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a eight number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Very Big Flash Memory

The flash memory of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon of 256 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst laptops of this spec and age. The smallest flash memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 8GB, the biggest is 260GB, and the average flash memory is 38GB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The processor caches of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Very Light

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The lightest notebook PC of this age and type is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The average battery recharge time of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 4h. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly short battery recharge time (only 2.3 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have total storage capacitys of between 32GB and 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker powers (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average speaker power of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 4W.

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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 are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 9.9 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Flash Memory
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Battery Life (tablet Mode)
Power
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Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
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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