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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 5,743 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core laptops.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most laptops of a comparable age and type to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. In addition, this portable 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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The average internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than two years is 5.3GB.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the EliteBook Folio 9480m, or the Elitebook 820 both from HP.

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SSD Storage Medium

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as 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 in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Elitebook 820, and the EliteBook Folio 9480m both from HP or the Toshiba Tecra Z50 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The X1 Carbon has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 4,400h.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo T430, or the HP ZBook 17.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Asus X550CA.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 512GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the Toshiba Satellite Z30 which is cheaper.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have between one and eight battery cells, including the X1 Carbon which has eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have processor caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Narrow

With a width of only 331 millimeters, the X1 Carbon is one of the narrower medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The widths of laptops of this age and type range from 28mm to 430mm.

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Light

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. When compared to other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon's weight of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (1.2kg), or the HP Elitebook 820 (1.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon do have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo T430, or the HP ZBook 17.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.5 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. Medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon range from 1W to 11W. The X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

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 similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 14" laptops currently available including the HP EliteBook Folio 9480m, or the Lenovo T430 which is cheaper.

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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

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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