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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Feb 2013
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The X1 Carbon brings a new level of quality to the ThinkPad legacy of high standards and innovation. It starts with the durable, carbon fiber-reinforced roll cage, making for the best Ultrabook... More
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13 Reasons For

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 23GB, and the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB. At 32 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The 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 were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this portable PC 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The 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 around the same time as 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the T420s (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon. The weights of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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

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Narrow

The X1 Carbon is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon (only 331 millimeters) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the X1 Carbon which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the X1 Carbon which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 8440p (250GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo IdeaPad U410 (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 4 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon is 4GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The X1 Carbon has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the X1 Carbon over three years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has a fairly standard screen size compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo T410 (14.1").

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Average Battery Life

The X1 Carbon has a fairly standard battery life (6.3 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

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Processor Family
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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 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
Display Brightness
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
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
4G LTE
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
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® 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
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Compatible Operating Systems
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p232995, lenovo p232995p
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