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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Nov 2012
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon. Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most laptops of a similar type and age 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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

If the storage medium of this Lenovo laptop is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (SSD), or the X1 Carbon (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Thin

The X1 Carbon is quite thin (only 0.74 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon the heights range from 0.74" to 2.9", and the average height is 1.2".

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Narrow

The widths of similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago range from 9.6" to 17". The X1 Carbon is one of the narrower similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon (only 13.03 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Light

The X1 Carbon is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.4kg).

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Shallow

The shallowest portable PC of this spec and age is 8" deep and the deepest is 15". The X1 Carbon is one of the shallower similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago (only 8.9 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Narrow

At only 331 millimeters, the X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon. The narrowest notebook PC of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec 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 similar spec laptops that are a comparable age 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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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have a front camera, however the X1 Carbon does not have a front camera.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP 2570p (320GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,800MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the X1 Carbon which has 128 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The X1 Carbon is a one USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If this Lenovo laptop screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the B50-45 (15.6"), or the G70-70 (17.3") both from Lenovo.

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Average Battery Life

At 6.3 hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8.2h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
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
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
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
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Networking Standards
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
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 Clear Video Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals 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
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord 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)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Compatible Operating Systems
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 344429v, 34445ev, lenovo i53427, lenovo 4gb128, lenovo 4gb128g, lenovo 20bs003, lenovo i53427u, lenovo 4gb128gb, lenovo 20bs003a, lenovo 20bs003au, lenovo 20bs003aus
Barcodes 00887263494704, 00887263494735, 00887263495886, 00887263497262, 00887456250377, 00887456529893, 00887456529954, 00887619046212, 00887619049138, 00887619433180, 00887619490923, 00888965668080
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