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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has more SATA III connectors than most of the laptops of this spec and age. This portable PC is a four SATA III connector portable PC compared to most of the laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Four SATA Connectors

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a four SATA connector laptop. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon only have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If this Lenovo notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This Lenovo laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were launched 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2 (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of this age and type. Most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this age and type is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count laptop.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The average weight of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2kg.

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Narrow

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have widths of between 28mm and 430mm. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the narrower laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (only 331 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2.2GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly typical battery life (8.6 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (8.7h).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (15.5").

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Specification

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Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(4)
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…

9 March 2015

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22 August 2016

Das Lenovo Thinkpad X1 ist laut Herstelleraussagen das weltweit leichteste 14-Zoll-Ultrabook. Dank starker Hardware und einer hervorragenden Tastatur ist es auch eines der besten Geräte.Seit 2012... Read more…

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 29 December 2015 by Peter Andersen
(Verified Purchase)

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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