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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which has 12 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than most laptops that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on portable PCs of this type and age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The X1 Carbon is a eight number of battery cells notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Light

The X1 Carbon is one of the lighter portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for 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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14 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

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 a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon is 660MHz, the fastest is 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 only 1,000 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor frequencys amongst portable PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". The X1 Carbon has a quite small display diagonal (only 14 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacitys, including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which has 128 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The X1 Carbon has a fairly slow processor boost frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. The processor boost frequencys of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1.7W. When compared to other laptops of this spec and age that we have assessed, the X1 Carbon's speaker power of only 1 Watt is one of the lowest.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the X1 Carbon over three years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 9 hours, the X1 Carbon has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and 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
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Display Brightness
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
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
Docking Connector
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
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 Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54200, lenovo i54200u, lenovo 20bs003, lenovo 20a70027, lenovo 20bs003a, lenovo 20a70027u, lenovo 20bs003au, lenovo 20a70027uk, lenovo 20bs003aus, lenovo 16ghz4gb128, lenovo 16ghz4gb128g, lenovo 16ghz4gb128gb
Barcodes 00700600011443, 00888440143262, 00888440144795, 00888965668080

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