The X1 Carbon brings a new level of quality to the ThinkPad legacy of high standards and innovation. It starts with the durable, carbon fiber-reinforced roll cage, making for the best Ultrabook...
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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
At 32 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 24GB.
Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews
Laptops manufactured by Lenovo have an average rating of 79%, which is in the top 56% of all notebook PC manufacturers that we have analysed.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
At 350 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon is 290MHz.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.
SSD Storage Medium
This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to 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.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.
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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The maximum internal memories of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 16GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 23GB.
802.11g WiFi Standard
This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that are a similar age to it.
13 Reasons Against
Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Most ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the X1 Carbon which has one PCI Express lane (max).
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the X1 Carbon which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.
Does Not Have a Front Camera
The X1 Carbon does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of this type and age.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Like most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon, the Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.
+10 More reasons against
Quite Small Total Storage Capacity
When compared to other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon that we have assessed the total storage capacity of, the X1 Carbon's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 120GB to 1.1TB.
Quite Short Battery Life
Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon have battery lifes of between 3.5h and 18h. At only 6.3 hours, the X1 Carbon has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon.
Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen
The X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon also do not have a touch sensitive screen.
Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed
When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon that we have checked the memory clock speed of, the X1 Carbon's memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. Across all the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon. Across all the laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.
Only One USB 2.0 Port
The X1 Carbon is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The processor caches of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of only 3 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller processor caches amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.
Quite Small L3 Cache
The L3 caches of laptops of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.3MB. At only 3 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small L3 cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.
5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon
Released Over Three Years Ago
This Lenovo portable PC was released over three years ago.
Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family
The X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Screen Size
With a screen size of 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.
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Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.7 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.
The X1 Carbon has a pretty average weight (1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.
Intel Segment Tagging
Enterprise, Small Business
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
SMP Processor (max)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4000, Intel HD Graphics 400
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DisplayPort, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Integrated TV Tuner
Windows 7 Professional
Operating System Architecture
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 2438
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
5 - 85
Storage Temperature Range
5 - 43
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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