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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has more SATA III connectors than most of the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Most of the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however this Lenovo portable PC has four SATA III connectors.

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Four SATA Connectors

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has more SATA connectors than most of the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Most of the medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this notebook PC has four SATA connectors.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 5,743 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the ENVY 15, or the ZBook 14 both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T450.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core laptops that were released 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the T450, and the T550 both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of this type and age the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the EliteBook 820, or the EliteBook 820 G1 both from HP or the Toshiba Tecra Z40.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count portable PC.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Very Light

The average weight of portable PCs that have been around for more than a year is 2kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook 820 G1 (1.3kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

At only 331 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the widths range from 210mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 290MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year which have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba Tecra Z40.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the ZBook 14, and the ZBook 14 both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a very slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 is also worth considering.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP ProBook 440 G2 (1.7GHz and cheaper), or the Toshiba Z30 (1.7GHz and cheaper).

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Quite Small Screen Size

Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14" laptops currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440, or the HP ZBook 14 which is cheaper.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad T550 (15.5"), or the ThinkPad W550 (15.6") both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP EliteBook 820 G1.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1.7GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Battery Life

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively average battery life (8.6 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 8.6h battery life laptops currently available including the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 which is cheaper.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the ThinkPad X240 (8.7h), or the X240 (8.7h) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 820 (9h).

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Expert Reviews

(4)
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…

9 March 2015

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22 August 2016

Das Lenovo Thinkpad X1 ist laut Herstelleraussagen das weltweit leichteste 14-Zoll-Ultrabook. Dank starker Hardware und einer hervorragenden Tastatur ist es auch eines der besten Geräte.Seit 2012... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 May 2016 by Stkrup
(Verified Purchase)

Very good laptop, 14" at such small fingerprint, touchpad is fantastic and keyboard is marvellous, highly recommended...

(Verified Purchase)

A very light and well made ultrabook from Lenovo's professional range. I like how compact and small the X1 Carbon v3 is. Keyboard is comfortable, but lacks num-pad which some people may not like,... Read more…

Reviewed 1 March 2016 by The Laughing Mole
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic machine. Have had a long line of Thinkpads from the early 1990s and really missed the red Trackpoint button when I bought a Yoga a couple of years back. Saw this on Amazon at a great... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Mark Twain | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

There are different sellers but model shipped from Amazon itself is the Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 3 Model number 20BS-00ADUK. Specifications = i5-5300u, 8Gb RAM (Soldered, not upgradable), 256Gb SSD... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

It's a pleasure to use the X1. Beautiful design... almost like a carbon fibre sculpture. Very happy with the product and specs.

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