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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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Uncompromisingly Thin 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. Faster Storage Experience... More
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all portable PCs built by Lenovo.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At 2.4 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz).

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most laptops of a comparable age and spec 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 actually the best storage medium across all laptops of this type and age.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium 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 I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 8.6h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the longer battery lifes (10.9 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo L540 (11h) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Eight Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger processor caches amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this type and age the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Light

The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (1.4kg).

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have battery recharge times of between 2h and 23h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.9h. At only 2.3 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Narrow

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the widths range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 331 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo L450 (192GB).

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus X555LA (6GB), or the Toshiba C55 (6GB).

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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 laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago that we have checked, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon's maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker power amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have speaker power of between 1W and 4W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Specification

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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)
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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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)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Fingerprint Reader
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Packaging Data
Warranty Card
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Manual
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p232995, lenovo p232995p, lenovo gen4gb180, lenovo gen4gb180g, lenovo gen4gb180gb
Barcodes 00888965667519, 00888965667816, 00888965668073, 00888965668127, 00888965668189, 00888965668233
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