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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Apr 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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24 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Across similar types of laptop the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of this type and age is 2.2GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec 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 across all portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has 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 the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. The processor family of all laptops that have been around for more than a year ranges from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 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 comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 8.6h.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price] (11h) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and type also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Big Flash Memory

When compared to other laptops of this age and spec that we have assessed, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon's flash memory of 512 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average flash memory of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 70GB.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Big Cache Memory

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon that we have assessed, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon's cache memory of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The cache memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 1MB to 4MB.

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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 a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of portable PCs of this type and age is 270 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Very Light

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2719748_price] (1.4kg).

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

At only 2.3 hours, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite short battery recharge time compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have battery recharge times of between 2h and 23h.

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Narrow

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the narrower laptops of this age and spec (only 331 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have widths of between 28mm and 430mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Notebook PCs of this type and age have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to 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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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Screen Size

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2776436_price] (15.5").

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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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