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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Feb 2014
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14 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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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 brands.

Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory (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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SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 2h and the longest is 5,200h. With a battery life (max) of 9 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market 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 the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

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

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon which do not have a touchscreen, the X1 Carbon has a touchscreen.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Light

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The Lenovo X1 Carbon is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

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

At only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W. At only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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2 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.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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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 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
Hard Drive Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
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 Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
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
Performance
GPS (satellite)
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® 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® 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® 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)
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Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing

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Expert Reviews

(33)
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…

17 January 2014

The X1 Carbon Touch is among the best Windows 8 Ultrabooks around, with a comfortable keyboard, fast performance and a lightweight build. Still, it's pricey, even for a high-end ultraportable.

9 January 2014

But despite being lightweight and ultra powerful, the first Thinkpad X1 Carbon's enterprise appeal was hampered by a few issues, primarily its lack of an Ethernet port and slightly poor... Read more…

This quietly elegant executive notebook is small, slim, sturdy and a dream to use. It's expensive, and its battery life is short, but it's one of the best business-travel companions we've seen.

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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Peter Andersen
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for staff - initial configuration fine.

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Reviewer 1234 | 11 Comments

This sorry, soggy piece of black plastic has been foisted upon me by my malevolent work IT department presumably to allow them a bit of amusement as clearly it must be a pretty dull job handing... Read more…

Reviewed 5 October 2014 by Thinker

Lenovo Carbon X1 Laptop i5 256GB SSD 8GB RAM Win 7 pro Not bought from Amazon Lightweight, well made, reliable laptop. For a lightweight, powerful laptop the keyboard is sturdy and doesn't... Read more…

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