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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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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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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 5,743 expert and user reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

Alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might also want to consider include the T430[pl_1534067_price], or the ThinkPad T450[pl_2746927_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that were released 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop is HDD.

Other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the EliteBook 850 G2[pl_2949829_price], the EliteBook 840[pl_2823389_price], or the EliteBook 850 G2[pl_2949829_price] all from HP.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2090365_price] (SSD).

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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 most medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it. Most laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the G500[pl_2251523_price], and the T450s[pl_3149778_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo T540p[plb_2106456_price].

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago, the X1 Carbon has a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the G500[pl_2251523_price], and the T450s[pl_3149778_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo T540p[plb_2106456_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count laptop.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2783769_price], or the Samsung ATIV Book 9[plb_2699671_price].

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3046926_price].

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The average cache memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of laptops of this spec and age range from 2h to 23h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.9h. With a battery recharge time of only 2.3 hours, the X1 Carbon has one of the shorter battery recharge times amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is one of the lighter portable PCs of this age and spec amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the EliteBook 820[pl_2834025_price] (1.3kg and cheaper), or the EliteBook 820 G1[pl_1870629_price] (1.3kg and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2768409_price] (1.3kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

The narrowest portable PC of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon is 210mm wide and the widest is 430mm. At only 331 millimeters, the X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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3 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 1W and the highest is 4W. At only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market 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 Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2768409_price].

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9.9 hours, the X1 Carbon has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3149778_price] (10.16h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

There are a number of alternative 14" laptops currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo T430[plb_1534067_price].

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 256GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T450[plb_2746927_price] 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...

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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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