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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Aug 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 notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most comparable spec laptops 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.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst laptops of this age. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average weight of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 2.1kg.

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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 portable PC. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to 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 Lenovo X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon have a front camera, however the X1 Carbon does not have a front camera.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of laptops of this age and spec range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.7 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. The X1 Carbon has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon also do 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 comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Display Diagonal

The X1 Carbon has a relatively typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 6.3 hours, the X1 Carbon has a relatively average battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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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
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
4G LTE
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
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
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
Compatible Operating Systems
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p232995, lenovo p232995p

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14"
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