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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Feb 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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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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Light

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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
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
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
Networking Standards
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
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® 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)
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i56200, lenovo i56200u, lenovo 1920x1080

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
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Latitude 14 7000 vs X1 Carbon

DELL Latitude 14 7000 vs Lenovo X1 Carbon
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
£ 1,203.80
Eight More Awards
12.00 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
100 Cd/m² Dimmer Display Brightness

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Samsung NP3530EC vs Lenovo X1 Carbon
Samsung NP3530EC
2 core Intel Core i3-2xxx 2.2GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)
Two More USB 2.0 Ports
320GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
47% Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
16GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
One Less Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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