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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 360GB 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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22 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon 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 laptops that were released one year ago.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire VN7-591G[plb_2905411_price] (2.9GHz and cheaper).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

The worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop is HDD.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the ZBook 15[pl_2740378_price], and the ZBook 15[pl_2740378_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2740355_price] (SSD).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 6.3GB. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) 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.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP 15u G2[plb_2840959_price] (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. The best processor family of all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly long battery life (10.9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Acer Aspire VN7-591G[plb_2905411_price] which is cheaper.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2740355_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for 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 similar spec and age to it.

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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 spec and age.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year 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

Unlike most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price], and the HP Elitebook 1040 G2[plb_2951226_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider including the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price].

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360 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a 360 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity.

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Very Big Cache Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of this type and age that we have checked, the cache memory of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The average cache memory of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 3.1MB, and the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The smallest processor cache of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Very Light

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price] (3kg).

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Narrow

Portable PCs of this spec and age have widths of between 28mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 331 millimeters, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2951226_price], or the 15u G2[pl_2840959_price] both from HP is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon the speaker power range from 1W to 4W. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Average Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the ZBook 15[pl_2740378_price] (15.6"), or the 15u G2[pl_2840959_price] (15.6") both from HP or the Acer Aspire VN7-591G[plb_2905411_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty typical total storage capacity (360 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 15u G2[plb_2840959_price] (512GB and cheaper), the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (512GB and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire VN7-591G[plb_2905411_price] (2TB and cheaper).

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Specification

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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 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
LED Backlight
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
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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Camera
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Networking
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel TSX-NI Version
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Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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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
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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
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
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Power
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Security
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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RoHS Compliance
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Energy Star Certified
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i75600, 20bs002, i75600u, 20bs002t, 20bs002tu, 20bs002tus
Barcodes 00888965670472, 00888965677044, 00888965677129, 00888965680006, 00888965680044
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