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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,876 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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16.78 Million Colours Display Number of Colours

This laptop has a 16.78 million colours display number of colours, which is the most commonly found display number of colours on notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of this type and age which do not have a full-size keyboard, the X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on laptops of this type and age.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Light

Across all the portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. The X1 Carbon is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this age and type (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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

Most laptops of this age and spec have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the X1 Carbon which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 510GB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The X1 Carbon has a fairly small display diagonal (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest internal memory of portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The memory clock speeds of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a four number of battery cells portable PC.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the X1 Carbon 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 laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The X1 Carbon has a pretty typical battery life (max) (8.2 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.8 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Face Recognition
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Warranty Card
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Quick Start Guide
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Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
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RoHS Compliance
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Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

3 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(33)
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…

17 January 2014

The X1 Carbon Touch is among the best Windows 8 Ultrabooks around, with a comfortable keyboard, fast performance and a lightweight build. Still, it's pricey, even for a high-end ultraportable.

9 January 2014

But despite being lightweight and ultra powerful, the first Thinkpad X1 Carbon's enterprise appeal was hampered by a few issues, primarily its lack of an Ethernet port and slightly poor... Read more…

This quietly elegant executive notebook is small, slim, sturdy and a dream to use. It's expensive, and its battery life is short, but it's one of the best business-travel companions we've seen.

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Peter Andersen
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for staff - initial configuration fine.

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Reviewer 1234 | 11 Comments

This sorry, soggy piece of black plastic has been foisted upon me by my malevolent work IT department presumably to allow them a bit of amusement as clearly it must be a pretty dull job handing... Read more…

Reviewed 5 October 2014 by Thinker

Lenovo Carbon X1 Laptop i5 256GB SSD 8GB RAM Win 7 pro Not bought from Amazon Lightweight, well made, reliable laptop. For a lightweight, powerful laptop the keyboard is sturdy and doesn't... Read more…

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