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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 240GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Mar 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 the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Good Brand

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

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Portable PCs of this type and age have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB.

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SSD Storage Media

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

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The X1 Carbon has one of the longer battery life (max)s (9 hours) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon 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, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The X1 Carbon is a eight number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age 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 are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon that we have checked, the weight of the Lenovo X1 Carbon of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest. The weights of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 240 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this type and age, the Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. The lowest speaker power of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 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 Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.9 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly standard processor frequency 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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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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 Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
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
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 (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
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
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 Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i55300, lenovo i55300u
Barcodes 00888440341118, 00888440341187, 00888440341200, 00888440341378, 00888440341767, 00888440342351, 08884403411180, 08884403411876, 08884403412002, 08884403413788, 08884403417670, 08884403423510

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