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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 240GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Mar 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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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings as do all laptops built by Lenovo.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 5.5GB, and the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB. The X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough 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 a better storage medium than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst 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 typical of many similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age 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 portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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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 the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The X1 Carbon has one of the higher front camera resolution (numeric)s (1.3 megapixels) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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 weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo 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 X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that were released 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 smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. The X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 240 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

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 notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

Most portable PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which has one USB 2.0 ports quantity.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 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 Lenovo X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most laptops of this spec and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.2 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.8 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 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 (64-Bit)
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
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Networking Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (imperial)
Depth (imperial)
Depth
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter 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
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Compatible Operating Systems
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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