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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 240GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 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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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 4,358 user and expert reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of this type and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC is HDD.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

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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 on the market for a comparable time to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the processor family ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 8.6h. With a battery life of 10.9 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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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 around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Eight Battery Cells

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

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger cache memories amongst laptops of this age. The smallest cache memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Very Light

Medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Narrow

Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have widths of between 28mm and 430mm. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is fairly narrow (only 331 millimeters) 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

Laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm. At only 18.16 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite thin compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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6 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 of this spec and age which have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 240 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age. The total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. 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 have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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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)
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Intel Clear Video Technology
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Expert Reviews

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 34483y2, lenovo i73667u240, lenovo hd8gbwin810, lenovo i73667u240g, lenovo i73667u240gb
Barcodes 00888965670441, 00888965674609, 00888965678461
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