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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Dec 2014
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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 laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.7GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The processor frequencys of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big 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. Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h. With a battery life (max) of 9.9 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite long battery life (max) 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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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 510GB, and the total storage capacitys 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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores 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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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

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

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which do not have a touchscreen, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touchscreen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average processor cache of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 3MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Light

The average weight of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 2.1kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 950 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The maximum internal memorys of comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
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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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