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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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13 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average Lenovo ultrabooks have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by Lenovo.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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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 ultrabooks that are a similar age to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it. 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.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 9 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The battery lifes of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 3.1h to 18h.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (9.9h).

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen.

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Eight Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter laptops of this spec and age amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the weights range from 870g to 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the X1 Carbon (1.3kg), or the X1 Carbon (1.3kg) both from Lenovo.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 1MB to 6MB. At only 3 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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5 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 Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
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Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Tjunction
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Memory
Internal Memory
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Memory Clock Speed
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
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Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
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3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
Ambient Light Sensor
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(5)
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…

1 June 2012

The ThinkPad X1 Hybrid is by far Lenovo's best ultrabook launched until now...

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

(8)
Reviewed 27 May 2016 by Stkrup
(Verified Purchase)

Very good laptop, 14" at such small fingerprint, touchpad is fantastic and keyboard is marvellous, highly recommended...

(Verified Purchase)

A very light and well made ultrabook from Lenovo's professional range. I like how compact and small the X1 Carbon v3 is. Keyboard is comfortable, but lacks num-pad which some people may not like,... Read more…

Reviewed 1 March 2016 by The Laughing Mole
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic machine. Have had a long line of Thinkpads from the early 1990s and really missed the red Trackpoint button when I bought a Yoga a couple of years back. Saw this on Amazon at a great... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Mark Twain | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

There are different sellers but model shipped from Amazon itself is the Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 3 Model number 20BS-00ADUK. Specifications = i5-5300u, 8Gb RAM (Soldered, not upgradable), 256Gb SSD... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

It's a pleasure to use the X1. Beautiful design... almost like a carbon fibre sculpture. Very happy with the product and specs.

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