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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Oct 2015
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Without saying too much, it's simply the thinnest ThinkPad ever built. But don t let its ultra-slim profile fool you the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the most powerful fighters in its lightweight... 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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core laptops manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

We compared all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the EliteBook 820, and the ZBook 15u G2 both from HP is also worth considering.

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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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market 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 memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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 medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including the ATIV Book 9 ($1,899.99), or the ATIV Book 9 ($1,899.99) both from Samsung which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 14 5404 (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon the best processor family is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 ($799.99).

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a front camera including the DELL Latitude 14 5404, or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The X1 Carbon is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have between 8 and 767 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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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 on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

There are a number of other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Samsung ATIV Book 9 ($1,899.99).

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at including the DELL Latitude 14 5404, or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Eight Battery Cells

The X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon have between two and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The cache memories of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 1MB to 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for more than a year the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Very Light

Comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Lenovo X1 Carbon is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Elitebook 1040 G2 ($799.99) (1.5kg and cheaper), or the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (1.5kg and cheaper).

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The battery recharge times of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 2h to 23h. With a battery recharge time of only 2.3 hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago.

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Narrow

Across all the portable PCs that were released more than a year ago the widths range from 210mm to 430mm. At only 331 millimeters, the X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have a full-size keyboard, however the X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the ZBook 15u G2, or the 15 both from HP or the Toshiba Tecra Z40.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1W and the highest is 4W. The X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop 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

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Samsung ATIV Book 9 ($1,899.99) which has better reviews.

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Average Battery Life

At 9.9 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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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 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

There are a number of alternative 512GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the 15, or the ZBook 15u G2 both from HP.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 14" notebook PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T450 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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