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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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Available With 10-Point Multitouch Screen10-point multitouch screen improves accuracy, making touch-browsing and selecting more responsive and precise. Liberating Controls: Voice & Hand... More
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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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 notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is AMD C 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 24h. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to look at the HP 2570p (9.3h) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that have been around for more than two years have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop compared to most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a very big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 260 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 240 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Narrow

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite narrow (only 331 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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Light

Laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is very light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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 laptops of this spec and age which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.5 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst laptops of this age. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Packard Bell ME69BMP (1.58GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the speaker power range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the lowest speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Specification

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Processor Cache Type
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Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
3G Standard
2G Standard
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
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Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Expert Reviews

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Product Identifiers

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