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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC also 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 amongst all medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to consider include the MSI GP70[plb_2199947_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Z51[plb_2964604_price] which has better reviews.

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SSD Storage Medium

The X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the XPS 13[pl_2417241_price], and the XPS 13[pl_2417241_price] both from DELL or the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2687659_price] is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 4,400h, and the average battery life is 20h. With a battery life of 9 hours, the X1 Carbon has one of the longer battery lifes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 9h battery life laptops to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price], the Tecra Z40[pl_2435195_price], and the TECRA Z40[pl_2223029_price] all from Toshiba is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_2161809_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2059334_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2594839_price] is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Eight Battery Cells

The X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Lenovo X220[plb_1473945_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the EliteBook 850[pl_2421956_price], or the EliteBook 840[pl_2320440_price] both from HP.

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Narrow

The narrowest portable PC of this age and spec is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 331 millimeters, the X1 Carbon is one of the narrower medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Light

The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that has been on the market for more than two years is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The Lenovo X1 Carbon is one of the lightest notebook PCs of this type and age (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_1872474_price] (1.3kg and cheaper), or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_2161809_price] (1.3kg and cheaper) both from HP.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the ThinkPad X240[pl_2594839_price], or the T530[pl_1523071_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL XPS 15[plb_1449794_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2687659_price].

If this Lenovo notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the T440[pl_2968503_price] (500GB and cheaper), or the Z50[pl_2964582_price] (1TB and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the Lenovo Z51[plb_2964604_price] (1TB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. The X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago is 12GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. The speaker power of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.8W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the X1 Carbon.

Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 14" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Zbook 14[plb_2081834_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2622863_price].

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964582_price] (15.6" and cheaper); or the Lenovo Z51[plb_2964604_price] (15.6" and higher rated).

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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 medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the HP EliteBook Folio 1040[plb_2546146_price], or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2556381_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Z50[plb_2964582_price] (2GHz and cheaper), or the Asus Zenbook UX301LA[plb_2964654_price] (2.4GHz and cheaper) or the Lenovo Z51[plb_2964604_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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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...

Good Gear Guide.com.au

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

Kitguru.net

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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