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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jun 2015
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Starting at just 2.877 lbs, the new X1 Carbon is the lightest 14" Ultrabook on the planet. And at just 0.70" thin, it's the thinnest ThinkPad ever. The new X1 Carbon now features Samsung PCIe SSD... More
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core laptops.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all laptops of this type and age.

The worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this age and type.

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

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 10.9 hours, the X1 Carbon has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 33h.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu LifeBook E544 (11h and higher rated).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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Eight Battery Cells

The X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (1.4kg).

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The shortest battery recharge time of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 2h and the longest is 23h. With a battery recharge time of only 2.3 hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

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Narrow

The X1 Carbon is one of the narrower medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon (only 331 millimeters) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The narrowest laptop of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon is 210mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The X1 Carbon is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have between 8 and 767 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon. The lowest speaker power of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the X1 Carbon over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the X250 ($803.00) (2.3GHz), or the T550 (2.3GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 14" laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 13.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-511 (15.6").

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Specification

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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
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Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
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Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Display Brightness
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
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Audio
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
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Ethernet LAN Connection
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Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
SmartCard Slot
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Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
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HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Operating System Architecture
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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Intel Visual Technology
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20bs003, lenovo 20bs003a, lenovo 20bs003au, lenovo 20bs003aus
Barcodes 00888965668080
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