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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Feb 2014
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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

Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We checked 4,358 user and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its ultrabooks range.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz. The X1 Carbon has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.1 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.1GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Fujitsu LifeBook U904, the DELL Latitude 14 E7440, or the Lenovo X1 Carbon which is cheaper.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago, the X1 Carbon has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the X1 Carbon, and the X1 Carbon both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook U904 is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops 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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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable 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.

There are a number of other laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 14 E7440, the Fujitsu LifeBook U904, or the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The X1 Carbon has a quite long battery life (9.9 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The battery lifes of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon range from 3.1h to 18h, and the average battery life is 8.5h.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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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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Eight Battery Cells

Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years only have between two and seven battery cells, however the X1 Carbon has eight battery cells.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The X1 Carbon is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The cache memories of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 2MB to 6MB, and the average cache memory is 3.3MB. At 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on ultrabooks that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon do not have a full-size keyboard. The X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon, or the Fujitsu LifeBook U904 is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo X1 Carbon, or the Fujitsu LifeBook U904.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 9.6GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Notebook PCs of this age and type have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The X1 Carbon is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the X1 Carbon, and the X1 Carbon both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440 is also worth considering.

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Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a fairly average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 14" portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo X1 Carbon, the DELL Latitude 14 E7440, or the Fujitsu LifeBook U904 which is cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

Other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon, or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440.

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the X1 Carbon (1.3kg and cheaper), or the X1 Carbon (1.4kg and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu LifeBook U904 (1.4kg and cheaper).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

User Reviews

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Reviewed 26 January 2015 by Reviewer 1234 | 11 Comments

This sorry, soggy piece of black plastic has been foisted upon me by my malevolent work IT department presumably to allow them a bit of amusement as clearly it must be a pretty dull job handing... Read more…

Reviewed 5 October 2014 by Thinker

Lenovo Carbon X1 Laptop i5 256GB SSD 8GB RAM Win 7 pro Not bought from Amazon Lightweight, well made, reliable laptop. For a lightweight, powerful laptop the keyboard is sturdy and doesn't... Read more…

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