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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Nov 2014
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New 14" ThinkPad X1 Carbon starts at just 1.28 kg (2.83 lbs), yet it's durable with carbon-fiber construction and packed with premium features like an Adaptive Keyboard that changes automatically... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most laptops of this age and type. This Lenovo notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most similar spec portable 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market 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 portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Light

The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that has been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon that we have assessed the weight of, the X1 Carbon's weight of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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8 Reasons Against

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

The X1 Carbon has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a very small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon is 510GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X230[plb_2862187_price] (180GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (1.8GHz), or the Asus PU500CA[plb_2551689_price] (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.6 hours, the X1 Carbon has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook E754[plb_2475302_price] (15.6").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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 Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
WWAN
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
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® 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® 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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
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
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
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
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20bs003, lenovo 20bs003a, lenovo 20bs003au, lenovo 20bs003aus
Barcodes 00888772673796, 00888772675608, 00888772675769, 00888772675790, 00888772675820, 00888772676018, 00888772676087, 00888965668080, 04053162939349, 08887726757904, 08887726758208

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LifeBook E754 vs X1 Carbon

Fujitsu LifeBook E754 vs Lenovo X1 Carbon
Fujitsu LifeBook E754
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 2.4GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 15.6"
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14"
£ 651.20
Better Expert Reviews
Bigger Total Storage Capacity
200MHz Faster On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Bigger Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Older by Six Months
34% Heavier

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 i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14"
£ 699.99
Expert Reviews Are Slightly Better
372GB Bigger Total Storage Capacity
Longer Battery Life (max)
3.8Wh Bigger Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Fewer Awards
Dimmer Display Brightness

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HP ZBook 17 vs Lenovo X1 Carbon
HP ZBook 17
2 core 17.3"
Lenovo X1 Carbon
2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14"
£ 850.68
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