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...
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This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.
Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews
Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.
Quite Big Internal Memory
Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.
If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.
SSD Storage Media
The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most notebook PCs of this type and age. 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.
An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.
802.11n Wi-Fi Standards
This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
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Quite Bright Display Brightness
Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.
AC Cables Included
This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.
At only 1.4 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The lightest portable PC of this type and age is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.
6 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Front Camera
Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago have a front camera, however the X1 Carbon does not have a front camera.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 180 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon also do not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon that we have checked, the memory clock speed of the X1 Carbon of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest memory clock speed of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 800MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.
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Does Not Have a Touchscreen
Most notebook PCs of this type and age do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.
Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency
The X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.
5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon
Released Over Four Years Ago
It was over four years ago when this notebook PC was released.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Display Diagonal
The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively standard display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
There are a number of alternative 14" laptops currently available which you might want to look at including the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m[plb_1482433_price] which has better reviews.
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Average Battery Life (max)
With a battery life (max) of 6.3 hours, the X1 Carbon has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.
Average Processor Frequency
With a processor frequency of 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.
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Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
System Bus Rate
Processor Boost Frequency
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configurations
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400