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Lenovo X1 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Sep 2012
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, 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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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook 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 amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1.

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

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X1 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X1 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Light

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the T420s (1.7kg), or the X1 Carbon (1.4kg) both from Lenovo or the DELL 13 (1.4kg).

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Narrow

Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 331 millimeters, the Lenovo X1 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo X1 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Lenovo X1 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo X1 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1. Comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other laptops of this spec and age have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo X1 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 is 2.1GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (1.8GHz).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X1. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 the processor clock speeds range from 800MHz to 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz. At only 1,700 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X1 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of laptops of a similar spec and age to the X1 is 3GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst laptops of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X1 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo X1 has a relatively standard battery life (8.2 hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X1 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 15 3521 (6GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T410 (14.1").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
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 Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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Expert Reviews

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8 October 2012

Lenovo's succeeded in delivering a sexy ultrabook that still retains the traditional ThinkPad design cues. The battery life isn't as good as it could be though, and the SSD upgrade prices are...

1600 900 screen has better than usual viewing angles for TN
Screen can flip flat
Incredibly well built, light and tough
Inbuilt 3G
Great backlit keyboard
Ludicrous SSD upgrade prices
Only one USB 3.0 port
Faint vertical lines visible on display
Slow to boot (nearly 30 seconds)
Surprisingly buggy during normal operations, like running Windows Update
27 August 2012

Few laptops have been as anticipated in 2012 ? if such a sentiment actually exists ? as Lenovo?s latest ultrabook, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. At 14 inches diagonally and a hair under 3 pounds, Lenovo... Read more…

26 August 2012

I admit it, the moment I saw the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon I had a serious crush. That's not wildly unusual for this technologist, but those first crushes often turn to indifference once I put a...

2 August 2012

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is definitely one of the most beautiful piece of gadgets, to have hit the stores in the recent times. It's thin, durable, loaded with tons of features, comes with amazing...

25 May 2012

Early indications suggest the X1 could be the best Windows 7 Ivy Bridge Ultrabook especially when it comes to portability and text input. However, concerns remains over the price and the battery...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 23 February 2016 by Boris
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Lightweight and compact, it starts in seconds - which is a welcome change to my Vaio. Good - light weight, portable, long battery life, good display, quick processing, nice features and durable... Read more…

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