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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon
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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Feb 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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23 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago. The average processor clock speed of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon is 2.2GHz.

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

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops of this age and spec. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon. The internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 2GB to 16GB.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the T450s (12GB), or the ThinkPad T450 (12GB) both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age 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 similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad 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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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon also have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Thinkpad X1 Carbon the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a front camera, 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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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC 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 came out more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Thinkpad X1 Carbon which has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count portable PC.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon's flash memory of 256 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Thinkpad X1 Carbon have flash memory of between 8GB and 520GB.

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Very Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. When compared to other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon, the cache memory of the Thinkpad X1 Carbon of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The processor caches of laptops of this spec and age range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Very Light

The lightest portable PC of a similar spec and age to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Thinkpad X1 Carbon amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the battery recharge times range from 2h to 23h. The Thinkpad X1 Carbon has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 2.3 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

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Narrow

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago have widths of between 28mm and 430mm. At only 331 millimeters, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon is quite narrow 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 Thin

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the heights range from 11mm to 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of only 18.46 millimeters, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon is quite thin compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Thinkpad X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have speaker power of between 1W and 4W. The Thinkpad X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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4 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 Battery Life

The Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical battery life (9.9 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Thinkpad X1 Carbon.

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

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon has a pretty standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (15.5").

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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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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 Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
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
3D
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 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
Hot-Swap Second Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
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
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel® OS Guard
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 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)
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
Battery Life (max)
Battery Recharge Time
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
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Interface Adapters Included
Stylus Pen
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

1 June 2012

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