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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Dec 2015
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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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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.4 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The slowest processor frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

Across similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago, the X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. Across all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The X1 Carbon has bigger solid-state drive capacitys than most of the comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. This Lenovo notebook PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC compared to most of the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon which only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon do not have a touchscreen.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The X1 Carbon is a eight number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The X1 Carbon has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Very Light

The weights of laptops of this age and spec range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The X1 Carbon is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago range from 2h to 23h. With a battery recharge time of only 2.3 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of this spec and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The average speaker power of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 4W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The X1 Carbon has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards which is better than most laptops of this age and type. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. The best Wi-Fi standard of all notebook PCs of this age and type is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor cores notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The X1 Carbon has a relatively standard battery life (max) (9.9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

Laptops with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (10.9h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 512 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon.

Alternative 512GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price].

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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 similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

We compared all the other 14" portable PCs to this laptop and we think the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Storage
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Display
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Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
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SmartCard Slot
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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
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Secure Key
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Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
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Password Protection
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Wi-Fi Certified
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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