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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Feb 2014
Processor Cores Processor Family Processor Frequency Internal Memory Release Date
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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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Four Docking Station USB 3.0 Ports Quantitys

The X1 Carbon has more docking station USB 3.0 ports quantitys than most of the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon. Most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon only have between two and three docking station USB 3.0 ports quantitys, however this Lenovo portable PC has four docking station USB 3.0 ports quantitys.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released 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 actually the best storage medium across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touchscreen.

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Light

At only 1.6 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The average weight of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1kg.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. At 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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12 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 notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 14 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have display diagonals of between 10" and 18".

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon. The maximum internal memorys of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At 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 available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the X1 Carbon which has four number of battery cellss.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 recovery operating system, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the X1 Carbon.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 2.1GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2671099_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The X1 Carbon has a fairly typical battery life (max) (8.6 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec 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
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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
LED Backlight
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 OpenGL 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 Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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 2.0 Ports Quantity
LAN/VGA Combo Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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)
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
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i74600, i75600, i76600, i76600u, 20fb005, i74600u, i75600u, 20bs002, 20bs002x, 20fb005w, 20bs002xu, 20fb005wu, a120a7005, a120a7005r, 20bs002xus, 20fb005wus, a120a7005ru, lenovo ddr3, lenovo 20a7, a120a7005ruk, lenovo ddr3l, lenovo 3444f8, lenovo i74600, lenovo 3448c6, lenovo i76600, lenovo 20bs00, lenovo i76500, lenovo i75600, lenovo p229286, lenovo 20bs00a
Barcodes 00012301287721, 00012302483542, 00067320179410, 00190404117548, 00610600888160, 00673721297334, 00803982724946, 00828298818967, 00887619553130, 00888228834122, 00888228834405, 00888228834429, 00888228834443, 00888228834481, 00888228834535, 00888228835501, 00888228835587, 00888228836126, 00888440144108, 00888440144344, 00888440144726, 00888440144740, 00888440820019, 00888440820385, 00888440820873, 00888440820897, 00888440821009, 00888440821030, 00888440821399, 00888440821436

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