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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB HDD 14" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the portable PCs of this type and age. Most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this notebook PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The X1 Carbon has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 1,100MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon that we have assessed the internal memory of, the X1 Carbon's internal memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon which do not have a full-size keyboard, the X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst laptops of this age. The hard drive speeds of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The X1 Carbon has a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The X1 Carbon has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The smallest processor cache of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon is 0.51MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 20 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Light

The X1 Carbon is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The weights of laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon have a front camera, however the X1 Carbon does not have a front camera.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 590GB. When compared to other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon, the Lenovo X1 Carbon's hard drive capacity of only 256 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon, the memory clock speed of the X1 Carbon of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. The memory clock speeds of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon range from 800MHz to 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively standard display diagonal (14 inches) 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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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 6.5 hours, the X1 Carbon has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
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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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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 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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size 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® 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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Quantity

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20bs006, lenovo 20bs006g, lenovo 20bs006gu, lenovo 20bs006guk
Barcodes 00887619438345, 00887619553987, 00889233207277

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One More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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