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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

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Introducing the New X1 Carbon our third iteration of the popular Carbon Series incorporates feedback from users like you. We've taken the best of the past, and incorporated essential technologies... More
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12 Reasons For

Only Released Five Months Ago

This laptop has only been on the market for five months. Newer notebook PCs like this one are likely to have better features.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many recently released medium processor cores notebook PCs.

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Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The X1 Carbon is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other recently released laptops.

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SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs that were released in the last year. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market 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 in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

The worst storage medium across similar types of laptop is HDD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo X1 Carbon is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution amongst all new medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of latest medium processor cores notebook PCs is 4h and the longest is 11h. With a battery life (max) of 10.9 hours, the X1 Carbon's battery life (max) is one of the longest amongst newly released medium processor cores notebook PCs.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

Most of the other latest similar spec notebook PCs only have between two and seven number of battery cellss, however the X1 Carbon has eight number of battery cellss.

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon. The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 1.2kg to 3kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst laptops of this age. Across all the new comparable spec laptops the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 4 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memorys of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only IEEE 802.11b Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an IEEE 802.11a|IEEE 802.11ac|IEEE 802.11b|IEEE 802.11g|IEEE 802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched in the last 12 months.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for the last year is 8GB and the biggest is 16GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other recently released portable PCs.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released in the last year. The average speaker power of new medium processor cores notebook PCs is 1.6W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 2.5W.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out in the last year.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for the last year.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out in the last year.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for the last year.

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Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
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Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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
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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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