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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jan 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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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

The worst display resolution across comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time 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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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. 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 in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 8.6h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h. At 10.9 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average display brightness of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 270 cd/m².

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Very Light

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter laptops of this age and spec amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Narrow

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite narrow (only 331 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 360mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon that we have checked, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of this spec 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 laptops of this age and type.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Expert Reviews

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