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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Feb 2014
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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo generally have good reviews compared to other brands.

Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the Latitude 12 E7240, or the Latitude 12 E7240 both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most ultrabooks that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago. 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Aspire S3-391, or the Aspire S3-391 both from Acer which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this ultrabook is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (SSD), or the HP Pro (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family found on most ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it. The processor family of all laptops of this age and type ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.

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Light

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. The Lenovo X1 Carbon is one of the lighter notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the DELL XPS 13 (1.4kg and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire S3-391 (1.3kg and cheaper).

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 800MHz and 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the X240, or the X240 both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 12 E7240.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst laptops of this age. Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon have total storage capacity of between 64GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 128GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the Acer Aspire S3-391, and the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the X1 Carbon (180GB), or the X240 (500GB) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.6 gigahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X240 (1.9GHz).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Acer Aspire V5-132P which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago is 4GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon the maximum turbo frequencies range from 2.2GHz to 3.6GHz.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memories of between 16GB and 33GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The processor caches of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Quite Small L3 Cache

Across all the ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller L3 caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this ultrabook was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

Alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.6 hours, the X1 Carbon has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon.

If this ultrabook battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the X240 (8.7h), or the X240 (8.7h) both from Lenovo.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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Optical Drive
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Camera
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Networking
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Microphone in Port
DVI Port
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USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
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Intel Visual Technology
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Expert Reviews

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28 April 2016

The Lenovo X1 Carbon keeps getting better, and the fourth generation is no exception. The laptop is lighter and thinner than ever, but it doesn't alienate its fanbase, sticking to the same general...

Very good gaming for a notebook that is still portable
Good battery life with productivity apps for a gaming notebook
Healthy 16GB of memory
Reasonably light 2.73kg for 17in chassis
USB 3.1 Type C port
Faster 17in notebooks are available
Singlechannel memory
No SSD for booting and main applications
Much more expensive than traditional mechanical locks, only suited for lowtomedium security use, entirely dependent upon your phone to open the lock
Plasticky build
17 January 2014

The X1 Carbon Touch is among the best Windows 8 Ultrabooks around, with a comfortable keyboard, fast performance and a lightweight build. Still, it's pricey, even for a high-end ultraportable.

9 January 2014

But despite being lightweight and ultra powerful, the first Thinkpad X1 Carbon's enterprise appeal was hampered by a few issues, primarily its lack of an Ethernet port and slightly poor... Read more…

This quietly elegant executive notebook is small, slim, sturdy and a dream to use. It's expensive, and its battery life is short, but it's one of the best business-travel companions we've seen.

5 September 2013

The addition of a touchscreen gives the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon more versatility when you're using Windows 8. It remains one of the best Ultrabooks on the market due to its overall build quality...

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19 August 2013

Priced at AED 6,999 (US$1900), the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch is a superb laptop for a business user. It is plenty fast, has a beautiful screen and an excellent keyboard. Battery life is a bit...

18 July 2013

What is the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch? Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch is a stylish ultrabook pushing the top end for business users, and the touchscreen version of the standard Lenovo... Read more…

9 July 2013

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Today we are taking a look at the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon from Lenovo, which features a Multitouch screen. The review sample we received features a Core i7 processor, 240GB Solid State Drive and... Read more…

2 July 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is an executive's dream laptop. It is made with the same carbon fibre that makes his golf club shafts so light and strong. It's nice to look at and is...

18 June 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad X Carbon Touch is the ultrabook your executive users will want.

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