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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Jul 2014
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9 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This Lenovo portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

Across comparable types of portable 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 typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite long battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon. The average battery life (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 26h, and the battery life (max)s range from 2h to 5,200h.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Light

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon, the weight of the X1 Carbon of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest. The lightest portable PC of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon is 240g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 180 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 500GB.

If this medium processor cores laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP 8440p (250GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker powers amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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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 medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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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 portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Docking Station Included
Docking Station DisplayPort
Docking Station DVI Port
Docking Station USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
Docking Station Ethernet LAN
Docking Station Connecting Interface
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
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
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
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
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
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
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® 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® 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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(34)
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…

28 April 2016

The Lenovo X1 Carbon keeps getting better, and the fourth generation is no exception. The laptop is lighter and thinner than ever, but it doesn't alienate its fanbase, sticking to the same general...

Very good gaming for a notebook that is still portable
Good battery life with productivity apps for a gaming notebook
Healthy 16GB of memory
Reasonably light 2.73kg for 17in chassis
USB 3.1 Type C port
Faster 17in notebooks are available
Singlechannel memory
No SSD for booting and main applications
Much more expensive than traditional mechanical locks, only suited for lowtomedium security use, entirely dependent upon your phone to open the lock
Plasticky build
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…

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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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Product Identifiers

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