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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Oct 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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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of this age and type is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon also have a full-size keyboard.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. The worst processor family of all laptops of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the X1 Carbon which has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The X1 Carbon has a quite big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon. The average processor cache of comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago is 3.1MB.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon have battery recharge times of between 2h and 23h. With a battery recharge time of only 2.3 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the shorter battery recharge times amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2kg.

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Narrow

With a width of only 331 millimeters, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 360mm, and the widths range from 28mm to 430mm.

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The speaker power of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s (2.6GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9.9 hours, the X1 Carbon has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the T450s (10.16h), or the W550s (17.3h) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

If this Lenovo portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Z50-70 (1TB), or the Z51-70 (1TB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Z50-70 (15.6").

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Specification

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Total Storage Capacity
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Expert Reviews

(34)
8 September 2016

With a hardware platform that is comparable to other laptops in its class, the Lenovo Carbon X1 has a few key differentiators that are remarkable: Durability, OLED display option, Rapid charging....

11 August 2016

It might not get as much attention in the style and powerhouse stakes, but when it comes to sheer reliability, Lenovo's (and formerly IBM's) ThinkPad series belongs to a league of its own.... Read more…

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…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Peter Andersen
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Bought for staff - initial configuration fine.

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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