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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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Starting at just 2.877 lbs, the new X1 Carbon is the lightest 14" Ultrabook on the planet. And at just 0.70" thin, it's the thinnest ThinkPad ever. The new X1 Carbon now features Samsung PCIe SSD... More
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,876 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 6.3GB.

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SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The X1 Carbon has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h. At 10.9 hours, the X1 Carbon has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the X1 Carbon which has eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

At 50 watt-hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 2h to 23h, and the average battery recharge time is 4h. The X1 Carbon has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 2.3 hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 32GB to 2TB. The X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450s[plb_2967417_price] (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys, including the X1 Carbon which has 128 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker powers of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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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 of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the X1 Carbon over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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 Layout (slots X Size)
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
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
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
Networking
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
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size 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® 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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
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
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
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 00888965668080

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