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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Aug 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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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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

The X1 Carbon has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time 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.

An SSD storage media is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

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16.78 Million Colours Display Number of Colours

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours display number of colours, which is the most frequently found display number of colours on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to 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 laptops 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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

The X1 Carbon has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) (1.3 megapixels) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The front camera resolution (numeric)s of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 2.9MP.

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AC Cables Included

This notebook PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Light

The X1 Carbon is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon have weights of between 300g and 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 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 portable PC.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon. The average memory clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon is 1,600MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, 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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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar 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 notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Lenovo laptop was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it 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 fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly average display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Upgrade
Processor Socket
Processor 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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
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
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
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
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 lenovo i54300, lenovo i56300, lenovo i56200, lenovo i56200u, lenovo 20fb002, lenovo i54300u, lenovo i56300u, lenovo 20fb004, lenovo 20fb004j, lenovo 20fb002r, lenovo 1920x1080, lenovo 20fb002ru, lenovo 20fb004ju, lenovo 20fb002rus, lenovo 20fb004jus
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LifeBook U554 vs X1 Carbon

Fujitsu LifeBook U554 vs Lenovo X1 Carbon
Fujitsu LifeBook U554
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 13.3"
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 699.99
12.00 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
Expert Reviews Are Moderately Better
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
244GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
4GB Smaller Internal Memory
75% Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

LifeBook U554 vs X1 Carbon

Fujitsu LifeBook U554 vs Lenovo X1 Carbon
Fujitsu LifeBook U554
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3"
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 645.33
Eleven More Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness
A Bit Better Expert Reviews
One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
49% Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
Vastly Slower On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

HP ZBook 17 vs Lenovo X1 Carbon

HP ZBook 17 vs Lenovo X1 Carbon
HP ZBook 17
2 core 17.3"
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14"
£ 862.24
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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys
8GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Significantly Heavier
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