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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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11 Reasons For

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

Medium processor cores portable PCs produced by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores portable PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Big Internal Memory

Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it have an HDD storage media. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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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 portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 260 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on laptops of this age and spec.

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Light

The X1 Carbon is one of the lighter medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst laptops of this age. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 240g and 3.8kg.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago 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 X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 500GB. With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity 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.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Asus UX303LA-RO341H[plb_3136892_price] (256GB and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago, the X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB. 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker powers amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The X1 Carbon is a four number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to 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 relatively average battery life (max) (8.2 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

If you want a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Asus UX303LA-RO341H[plb_3136892_price] (9h) which is also higher rated.

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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 a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Processor Frequency

The X1 Carbon has a relatively standard processor frequency (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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
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Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
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64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Compatible Operating Systems
Graphics Adapter Family
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Expert Reviews

(34)
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…

28 April 2016

The Lenovo X1 Carbon keeps getting better, and the fourth generation is no exception. The laptop is lighter and thinner than ever, but it doesn't alienate its fanbase, sticking to the same general...

Very good gaming for a notebook that is still portable
Good battery life with productivity apps for a gaming notebook
Healthy 16GB of memory
Reasonably light 2.73kg for 17in chassis
USB 3.1 Type C port
Faster 17in notebooks are available
Singlechannel memory
No SSD for booting and main applications
Much more expensive than traditional mechanical locks, only suited for lowtomedium security use, entirely dependent upon your phone to open the lock
Plasticky build
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…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Peter Andersen
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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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