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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 128GB Apr 2013
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The X1 Carbon brings a new level of quality to the ThinkPad legacy of high standards and innovation. It starts with the durable, carbon fiber-reinforced roll cage, making for the best Ultrabook... More
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The average display brightness of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 260 cd/m².

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is one of the lighter similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The lightest comparable spec notebook PC that is a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The X1 Carbon is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago do have a front camera.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon that we have checked, the X1 Carbon's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. The X1 Carbon has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The slowest processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Lenovo portable PC has been on the market for over three years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively standard display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 6.3 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Display Brightness
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
4G LTE
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
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
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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 Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
64-Bit Computing

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20bs003, lenovo 20bs003a, lenovo 20bs003au, lenovo 20bs003aus
Barcodes 00887456469236, 00887456469250, 00887456469274, 00887456469311, 00887456469397, 00887456469410, 00887456469489, 00887619051520, 00888965668080

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