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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB Apr 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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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated 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 laptops that are a similar age to it. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon processor familys range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most portable PCs of this spec and age. 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 actually the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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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 commonly found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable age and type 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 similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The display brightnesss of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Light

The weights of laptops of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon that we have checked, the weight of the X1 Carbon of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of laptops of this age and spec range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 256 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz. The X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.5 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the display diagonals range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this spec and age have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which has four number of battery cellss.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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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 this laptop was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Samsung ATIV Book 9 which has better reviews.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.6 hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to 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
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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 Size
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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 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
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
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
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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 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
Intel TSX-NI
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 64
Processor Package Size
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
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
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
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers a120a7005, a120a7005r, lenovo ddr3, lenovo 20a7, a120a7005ru, a120a7005ruk, lenovo ddr3l, lenovo 20bs00, lenovo i74600, lenovo i76500, lenovo p229286, lenovo p233601, lenovo i74600u, lenovo 20a7005, lenovo 20bs003, lenovo i76500u, lenovo 20fb003, lenovo 20bs00a, lenovo 20fb003t, selling 20fb003, lenovo 20bs00af, lenovo p229286p, lenovo p233601p, lenovo 20bs0068, lenovo 20a7005r, lenovo 20bs003l, lenovo 20bs00afu, lenovo 20bs0068u, lenovo 20a7005ru, lenovo 20bs003lu
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