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

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Dec 2013
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of this type and age is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Portable PCs of this age and spec have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB and higher rated).

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This Lenovo portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad 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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable age and spec 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 laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the higher speaker powers (2 Watts) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The speaker powers of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 1W to 11W.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m².

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec 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 total storage capacitys of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Lenovo notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical battery life (max) (8.2 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Display Diagonal

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Processor Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly standard processor frequency (1.8 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the Asus S200E[plb_1537972_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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
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Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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Intel Clear Video Technology
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Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(4)
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…

9 March 2015

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22 August 2016

Das Lenovo Thinkpad X1 ist laut Herstelleraussagen das weltweit leichteste 14-Zoll-Ultrabook. Dank starker Hardware und einer hervorragenden Tastatur ist es auch eines der besten Geräte.Seit 2012... Read more…

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 27 May 2016 by Stkrup
(Verified Purchase)

Very good laptop, 14" at such small fingerprint, touchpad is fantastic and keyboard is marvellous, highly recommended...

(Verified Purchase)

A very light and well made ultrabook from Lenovo's professional range. I like how compact and small the X1 Carbon v3 is. Keyboard is comfortable, but lacks num-pad which some people may not like,... Read more…

Reviewed 1 March 2016 by The Laughing Mole
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic machine. Have had a long line of Thinkpads from the early 1990s and really missed the red Trackpoint button when I bought a Yoga a couple of years back. Saw this on Amazon at a great... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Mark Twain | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

There are different sellers but model shipped from Amazon itself is the Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 3 Model number 20BS-00ADUK. Specifications = i5-5300u, 8Gb RAM (Soldered, not upgradable), 256Gb SSD... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

It's a pleasure to use the X1. Beautiful design... almost like a carbon fibre sculpture. Very happy with the product and specs.

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2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14"
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One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Smaller Internal Memory
150MHz Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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