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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 120GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB May 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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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB. At 32 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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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 better rated brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 350 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 290MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-3xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average internal memory of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Portable PCs of this age and spec have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook 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 frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Very Light

The lightest notebook PC that is a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 331 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the narrower similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The widths of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 28mm to 430mm.

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Very Thin

The heights of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 11mm to 2,400mm. With a height of only 18.46 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is fairly thin compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the total storage capacity of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon of only 120 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the slowest memory clock speeds amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 120 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has 120 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. At only 2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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2 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 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 spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
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 Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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
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® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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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