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Lenovo X1 Carbon

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

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB Apr 2013
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A capacitive touch panel allows for impeccable response time to 10-finger touch. Actions trigger immediately, and the cursors follow your fingers around the screen without any perceptible lag or... More
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16 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the Lenovo X1 Carbon has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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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 notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,876 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The processor family of all medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon. The smallest internal memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which is also higher rated.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. 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 laptops of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

At 2 Watts, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The speaker powers of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The X1 Carbon is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon which do not have a touchscreen, the X1 Carbon has a touchscreen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The processor caches of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Light

The X1 Carbon is one of the lighter laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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6 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (320GB and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon is 800MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite slow memory clock speed 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.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

This portable PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a pretty typical processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The X1 Carbon has a relatively standard battery life (max) (8.2 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Display Diagonal

The X1 Carbon has a fairly typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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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
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
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Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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Wi-Fi Standards
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3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
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Recovery Operating System
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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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals 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
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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Height (front)
Depth
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AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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