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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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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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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The processor frequencys of laptops of this spec and age range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs 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 a better storage medium than most comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have 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 most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year, the X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 2.9GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon which do not have a touchscreen, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a touchscreen.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a eight number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the 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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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have battery recharge times of between 2h and 23h, and the average battery recharge time is 4h. The X1 Carbon has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 2.3 hours) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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6 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacitys of laptops of this spec and age range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon the speaker powers range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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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 a similar spec and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly standard battery life (max) (9.9 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (10.16h and higher rated).

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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
Intel® RealSense Technology
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Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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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Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(33)
8 September 2016

With a hardware platform that is comparable to other laptops in its class, the Lenovo Carbon X1 has a few key differentiators that are remarkable: Durability, OLED display option, Rapid charging....

11 August 2016

It might not get as much attention in the style and powerhouse stakes, but when it comes to sheer reliability, Lenovo's (and formerly IBM's) ThinkPad series belongs to a league of its own.... Read more…

17 January 2014

The X1 Carbon Touch is among the best Windows 8 Ultrabooks around, with a comfortable keyboard, fast performance and a lightweight build. Still, it's pricey, even for a high-end ultraportable.

9 January 2014

But despite being lightweight and ultra powerful, the first Thinkpad X1 Carbon's enterprise appeal was hampered by a few issues, primarily its lack of an Ethernet port and slightly poor... Read more…

This quietly elegant executive notebook is small, slim, sturdy and a dream to use. It's expensive, and its battery life is short, but it's one of the best business-travel companions we've seen.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Peter Andersen
(Verified Purchase)

Bought for staff - initial configuration fine.

Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Reviewer 1234 | 11 Comments

This sorry, soggy piece of black plastic has been foisted upon me by my malevolent work IT department presumably to allow them a bit of amusement as clearly it must be a pretty dull job handing... Read more…

Reviewed 5 October 2014 by Thinker

Lenovo Carbon X1 Laptop i5 256GB SSD 8GB RAM Win 7 pro Not bought from Amazon Lightweight, well made, reliable laptop. For a lightweight, powerful laptop the keyboard is sturdy and doesn't... Read more…

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