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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 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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Uncompromisingly Thin. 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. Faster Storage Experience... More
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops of this age and spec.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. 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 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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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 4,876 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The processor frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Asus UX303UB[plb_2993330_price] (2.5GHz) which is also higher rated.

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SSD Storage Media

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

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

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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 similar 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 a better processor family than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkpad X1 Carbon the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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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 were released more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon has bigger solid-state drive capacitys than most of the similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Thinkpad X1 Carbon only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys, however this portable PC has 512 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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age which do not have a touchscreen, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon has 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. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 50 watt-hours, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon is quite light 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. The average weight of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the battery recharge times range from 2h to 23h. At only 2.3 hours, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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4 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon have speaker powers of between 1W and 4W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 9.9 hours, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Storage
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Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
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Touchscreen
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Touch Technology
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3D
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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Camera
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SmartCard Slot
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Full-Size Keyboard
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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 Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Secure Key
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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
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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)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Interface Adapters Included
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Wi-Fi Certified
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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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L450 vs Thinkpad X1 Carbon

Lenovo L450 vs Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Lenovo L450
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14"
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
£ 584.00
Higher Speaker Power
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
384GB Smaller Total Storage Capacity
Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

T450s vs Thinkpad X1 Carbon

Lenovo T450s vs Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
Lenovo T450s
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14"
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
£ 1,174.80
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Expert Reviews Are Hugely Better
A Lot Higher Speaker Power
4GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Hugely Smaller Total Storage Capacity

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HP EliteBook 820 vs Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
HP EliteBook 820
2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14"
£ 784.00
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