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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 240GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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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. The new X1 Carbon now features Samsung PCIe SSD... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Good Brand

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this type and age the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might 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 have been available for more than a year. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium 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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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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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 type.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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Very Light

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg.

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Narrow

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have widths of between 28mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 331 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Very Thin

The thinnest medium processor core notebook PC that came out more than a year ago is 11mm thick and the thickest is 2,400mm. At only 18.46 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite thin compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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5 Reasons Against

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 that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 550GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 240 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The speaker power of portable PCs of this type and age range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 17 5749 (2.4GHz).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 9.9 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450 (10h).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (15.5").

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Specification

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Touchscreen
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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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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 i55300, lenovo i55300u
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