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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB Aug 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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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews as do all laptops manufactured by Lenovo.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have internal memorys of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (512 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which has eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. 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 are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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Light

The average weight of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon is 2.1kg. When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon's weight of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. With a processor frequency of only 1.5 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC processor frequency is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (1.58GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest display diagonal of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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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 have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 12GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 9 hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Docking Station Included
Docking Station DisplayPort
Docking Station DVI Port
Docking Station USB 3.0 Ports Quantity
Docking Station Ethernet LAN
Docking Station Connecting Interface
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
4G Standard
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
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
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
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
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
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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