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Lenovo X1

Lenovo X1 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB Jul 2013
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17 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X1 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo X1 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X1 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo X1 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of this age and spec the processor family ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of a similar age and type to it. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X1 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as 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 amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X1.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the T420s, or the T420s both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 13.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP Elitebook 820 (SSD).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus X550CA, and the DELL XPS 15 is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (16GB).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1, the Lenovo X1 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo G500s which is cheaper.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the HP 15 ($599.00), or the Toshiba Tecra Z50 is also worth considering.

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Light

The lightest comparable spec portable PC that is a similar age to the X1 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Lenovo X1 is fairly light (only 1.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the S400 (1.8kg), or the T420s (1.7kg) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo X1 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X1 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

The average L3 cache of portable PCs that came out more than two years ago is 2.9MB, and the L3 caches range from 1MB to 6MB. With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1.

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Very Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The processor caches of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Narrow

The average width of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 360mm, and the widths range from 28mm to 430mm. With a width of only 337 millimeters, the Lenovo X1 is one of the narrower medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo X1 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 which have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the Lenovo G500s.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo X1 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Laptops that have been available for more than two years have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

There are a number of other 13.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the EliteBook 840 (14"), or the EliteBook 840 (14") both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the X1. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Edge E535 (500GB), or the HP EliteBook 820 G1 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1, the Lenovo X1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo X220 ($2,453.32) or the EliteBook 820, or the EliteBook 840 both from HP.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 has a fairly standard processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

There are a number of alternative 2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Asus X550CA.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the B5400 (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the G500s (2.4GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo X1 has a relatively standard battery life (5.2 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the B5400 (8h), or the Edge E535 (8.5h) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Networking
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
ESATA/USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 20bs002, 20bs002x, a120a7005, 20bs002xu, a120a7005r, 20bs002xus, a120a7005ru, lenovo ddr3, lenovo 20a7, lenovo ddr3l, a120a7005ruk, lenovo i76500, lenovo 20bs00, lenovo i74600, lenovo p229286, lenovo p233601, lenovo p242381, lenovo 20fb003, lenovo i74600u, lenovo 20a7005, lenovo i76500u, lenovo 20bs003, lenovo 20bs00a, lenovo 20fb003t, lenovo 20bs0068, lenovo 20a7005r, lenovo 20bs003l, selling 20fb003, lenovo 20fq0041, lenovo 20bs00af
Barcodes 00190404113106, 00190404113410, 00190404117548, 00887942727116, 00888440820897

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