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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.8GHz 8GB Feb 2013
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Get introduced to the world's lightest 14" Ultrabook the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is power-packed with innovation and inspiration to do business. This Ultrabook weighs less than 3lbs and is just 18mm... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop 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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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its laptops. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec 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 most portable PCs of this age and type. Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

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

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2907060_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2421956_price] (SSD).

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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 the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 240 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (1.7kg).

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Narrow

At only 331 millimeters, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo 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 notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago 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

The X1 Carbon does not have a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age do have a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider including the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price], or the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2450897_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price].

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have a full-size keyboard, however the X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2450897_price], or the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price] both from Toshiba or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2594839_price].

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 440[plb_2353338_price] (500GB and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon range from 1,000MHz to 1,800MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon.

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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 laptops of this age and spec also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the EliteBook 850[pl_2421956_price], or the EliteBook 820[pl_2353434_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price].

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Four Years Ago

Lenovo released the X1 Carbon over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.2 hours, the X1 Carbon has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

If you are looking for a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price] (8.53h), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440[plb_2397170_price] (8.6h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Samsung NP3530EC[plb_1552133_price] (15.6" and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 850 G1[plb_1632674_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

If this Lenovo laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Z30[plb_2208887_price] (1.9GHz), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2430339_price] (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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
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Intel Fast Memory Access
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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
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Intel Demand Based Switching
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Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Warranty Card
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Manual
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Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
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Certificates
RoHS Compliance
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64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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Product Identifiers

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