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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops of this spec and age the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 most similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This Lenovo portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that are a similar 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think the Elitebook 820[pl_1630344_price], and the EliteBook Folio 9480m[pl_2353828_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1538664_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Elitebook 820[pl_1630344_price], or the EliteBook Folio 9480m[pl_2353828_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1538664_price].

If this Lenovo laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850[plb_1534910_price].

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the X1 Carbon[pl_2432329_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_2843836_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, however the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has eight battery cells.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

The speaker power of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 1W to 11W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the higher speaker power amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3102084_price], and the Panasonic Toughbook 53[plb_1764915_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2432329_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Big Cache Memory

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a very big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The cache memories of laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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AC Cable Included

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

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Narrow

With a width of only 331 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that was launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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Light

The weights of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is very light compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the EliteBook Folio 9480m[pl_2353828_price] (1.6kg and cheaper), or the Elitebook 820[pl_1630344_price] (1.3kg and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1538664_price] (1.4kg and cheaper).

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the ZBook 17[pl_1621559_price], or the EliteBook Folio 9480m[pl_2353828_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3102084_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 14 inches, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average screen size of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

There are a number of alternative 14" portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider including the Toughbook 53[pl_1764915_price], or the Toughbook CF-53[pl_1989792_price] both from Panasonic or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1538664_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16,384 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 25GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly typical processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

We compared all the other 2.1GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP Elitebook 820[plb_1630344_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.6 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (10h) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
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
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
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
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)
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
Height
Height (front)
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
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

1 June 2012

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