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Lenovo X1 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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8 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo ultrabooks have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the x1, the Lenovo x1 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo x1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the x1.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. 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.

If the storage medium of this ultrabook is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo x1 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the x1. Laptops that were released around the same time as the x1 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Lenovo x1 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.

This portable PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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7 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo x1 is a one PCI Express lane (max) laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age 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 notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops of a similar spec and age to the x1 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo x1 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo x1 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 128 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the x1. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 64GB and the biggest is 1.1TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (180GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo x1 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the x1 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo x1 has one of the slowest memory clock speeds amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the x1 have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo x1 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo x1

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

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 portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.2 hours, the Lenovo x1 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo x1 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8GB).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo x1 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the x1.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo x1 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the x1.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440s (1.9GHz).

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo x1 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the x1.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7240 (1.4kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Package Weight
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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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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