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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2014
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops of a comparable type and age to 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s (SSD), or the X1 Carbon (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness (260 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Narrow

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have widths of between 38mm and 430mm. With a width of only 331 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the narrower laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Light

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lightest medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the X1 Carbon (1.3kg), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (1.3kg) both from Lenovo.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP 8440p (250GB and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 14 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Average Battery Life

At 8.6 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the ThinkPad X240 (8.7h), or the X240 (8.7h) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (8.63h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical internal memory 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.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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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)
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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
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Intel Clear Video Technology
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Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54300, lenovo 20a7002, lenovo i54300u, lenovo 20a7002j, lenovo 20a7002ju, lenovo 20a7002jus
Barcodes 00888440144610, 08884401446108
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