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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Apr 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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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. 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 of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has 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 most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most laptops of a similar age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago. The processor boost frequencys of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

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

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The 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 comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The dimmest display brightness of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh. At 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 Short Battery Recharge Time

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the battery recharge times range from 2h to 23h. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 2.3 hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Light

The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 940g to 3.8kg. At only 1.3 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 a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the total storage capacitys range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity 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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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon that we have checked, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 4W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon over a year ago.

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 this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at 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 pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly standard display diagonal (14 inches) 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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Specification

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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)
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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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

(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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