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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Oct 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 similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

Amongst similar 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 a similar age and type to it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The shortest battery life (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2h, the longest is 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the X1 Carbon which has eight number of battery cellss.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and spec which do not have a touchscreen.

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Light

The lightest notebook PC of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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.

Alternative 1.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP Stream 11 Pro[plb_2688535_price].

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The X1 Carbon has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 256 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon.

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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 on the market for around the same time as 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 Lenovo released the X1 Carbon.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Display Diagonal

The X1 Carbon has a fairly typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a relatively standard processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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
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
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
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
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
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
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
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 (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
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 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
Barcodes 00190151850354, 00190404123280, 00760625120667, 00889800618451

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