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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 120GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB May 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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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 18GB.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. Most of the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this Lenovo laptop has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,150 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz.

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Good Brand

Based on 5,743 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (350 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Notebook PCs that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Most laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 spec to it. Most notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. Most medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago have an HDD storage medium. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 2GB to 16GB. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB.

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Narrow

At only 331 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The narrowest portable PC that is a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 210mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 530GB. With a total storage capacity of only 120 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smallest total storage capacity amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slowest memory clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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Only 120 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 120 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory 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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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 34489d6, lenovo i78gb120, lenovo i78gb120g, lenovo i78gb120gb
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