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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Jun 2013
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Get introduced to the world's lightest 14" Ultrabook the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is power-packed with innovation and inspiration to do business. This Ultrabook weighs less than 3lbs and is just 18mm... More
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12 Reasons For

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

At 1,150 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor cores portable PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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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 laptops 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.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium across all similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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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 typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

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

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Light

Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for more than two years have weights of between 240g and 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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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 portable 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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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor cores 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 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB. The X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the X1 Carbon which has 128 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the X1 Carbon.

Average Battery Life (max)

The X1 Carbon has a fairly standard battery life (max) (8.2 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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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 portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon.

There are a number of alternative 1.8GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Asus PU500CA[plb_2551689_price].

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Integrated 4G WiMAX
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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Display Brightness
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3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
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Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Swivel Webcam
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Front Camera
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Wi-Fi Standards
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USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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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
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Power Auto-Sensing
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Password Protection
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Fingerprint Reader
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord 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)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Compatible Operating Systems
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 344429v, 34445ev, lenovo i53427, lenovo 4gb128, lenovo 4gb128g, lenovo 20bs003, lenovo i53427u, lenovo 4gb128gb, lenovo 20bs003a, lenovo 20bs003au, lenovo 20bs003aus
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