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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Dec 2015
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

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

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz. With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to 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 actually the best storage medium across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this age and spec the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

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 are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The X1 Carbon has bigger solid-state drive capacitys than most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon. Most of the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys, however this portable PC has 512 solid-state drive capacitys.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon which do not have a touchscreen, the X1 Carbon has a touchscreen.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon have between two 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

Portable PCs of this age and type have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon the battery recharge times range from 2h to 23h. With a battery recharge time of only 2.3 hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

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Very Light

The lightest notebook PC of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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 comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Portable PCs that came out around the same time as 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. 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 similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker powers of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 1W to 4W. At only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

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

If this Lenovo portable PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to look at 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 512GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2742244_price] which has better reviews.

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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 available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

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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
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Intel Clear Video Technology
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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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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

(3)
Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Peter Andersen
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p234770, lenovo 20bs00a5, lenovo p234770p, lenovo 20bs00a5u, lenovo 20bs00a5uk

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