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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 5,743 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core laptops range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of portable PC.

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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 came out around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that came out around the same time as 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all similar spec portable PCs that were released 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 the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price], the Lenovo X250[plb_2928645_price], and the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2823389_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago. The processor family of all portable PCs of this type and age ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 10.9 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The average battery life of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon is 8.7h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 33h.

We compared this laptop to all the other 10.9h battery life notebook PCs and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2831123_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ThinkPad T450[pl_2741921_price], or the T450[pl_2993344_price] both from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP ZBook 15[plb_2740617_price], the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price], or the Acer Aspire VN7-591G[plb_2905411_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count laptop. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2413902_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3032563_price], or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2783769_price] which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger cache memories amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average cache memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon is 3.1MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The dimmest display brightness of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Light

The weights of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 940g to 3.8kg. The X1 Carbon is fairly light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

Other 1.4kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2831123_price].

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price] (1.4kg and cheaper), or the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price] (1.4kg and cheaper).

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year the battery recharge times range from 2h to 23h. At only 2.3 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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Narrow

Medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have widths of between 210mm and 430mm. The X1 Carbon is one of the narrower portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon (only 331 millimeters) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Portable PCs of this age and type have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 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 one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year. The lowest speaker power of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Lenovo laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.4GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including the EliteBook 820[pl_2783813_price], or the EliteBook 850[pl_2783769_price] both from HP or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2918857_price] which is cheaper.

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Tecra Z40[pl_2743443_price], or the Z40[pl_2984386_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3032563_price] which is cheaper.

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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 medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

There are a number of other 14" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the T430[pl_1534067_price], or the ThinkPad T450[pl_2736830_price] both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We compared all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3032563_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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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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