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Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch

Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Dec 2012
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First there was the X1 Carbon, with its unprecedentedly rugged carbon-fiber construction raising the bar for Ultrabook quality. It was already ultralight and ultradurable; now it's... More
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12 Reasons For

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the X1 Carbon Touch has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon Touch. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 5,057 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores portable PCs compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memorys of medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The X1 Carbon Touch has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904 (10GB) which also has a higher rating.

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SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon Touch has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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16.78 Million Colours Display Number of Colours

This portable PC has a 16.78 million colours display number of colours, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon Touch do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon Touch, the X1 Carbon Touch has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years which do not have a touchscreen, the X1 Carbon Touch has a touchscreen.

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Light

Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 240g and 3.8kg. The Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch is quite light (only 1.6 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The X1 Carbon Touch is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

The X1 Carbon Touch is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the total storage capacitys range from 1GB to 2TB. At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon Touch have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC has been on the market for over four years.

Average Display Diagonal

The X1 Carbon Touch has a fairly typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The X1 Carbon Touch has a fairly average battery life (max) (6.3 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has a relatively average processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon Touch.

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Specification

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Processor Frequency
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Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Slots
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
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® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
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Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
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Depth (imperial)
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Width (imperial)
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54210, lenovo 20a7008, lenovo i54210u, lenovo 20a7008m, lenovo 20a7008mu, lenovo 20a7008muk
Barcodes 00887619048933, 00888772674427

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