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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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10-point multitouch screen improves accuracy, making touch-browsing and selecting more responsive and precise. Give a multimedia presentation on the X1 Carbon without even touching the keyboard!... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The X1 Carbon is a eight number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Light

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is one of the lighter similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average processor frequency of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon is 2.1GHz.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon's maximum internal memory is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 12GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker powers of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 1W to 11W. The X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to 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 portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
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® 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
Intel TSX-NI
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p232995, lenovo p232995p
Barcodes 00888631263922, 00888631264646, 08886312646462

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