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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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Starting at just 2.877 lbs, the new X1 Carbon is the lightest 14" Ultrabook on the planet. And at just 0.70" thin, it's the thinnest ThinkPad ever. The new X1 Carbon now features Samsung PCIe SSD... More
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this type and age.

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Good Brand

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.

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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 have been available for more than a year. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age. 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 across all laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 (SSD), the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, or the Z50-70 both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 840 G2 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 8.6h. The X1 Carbon has one of the longer battery lifes (10.9 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the EliteBook 820, or the EliteBook 820 G2 both from HP or the Lenovo Z510.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Very Light

The lightest laptop of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is one of the lighter portable PCs of this age and spec amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the EliteBook 820 (1.3kg), or the EliteBook 820 G2 (1.3kg) both from HP or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (1.4kg).

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The X1 Carbon has a fairly short battery recharge time (only 2.3 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon have battery recharge times of between 2h and 23h, and the average battery recharge time is 3.9h.

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Narrow

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have widths of between 28mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 331 millimeters, the X1 Carbon is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Thin

With a height of only 18.16 millimeters, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is fairly thin compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon have heights of between 11mm and 2,400mm, and the average height is 27mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the laptops of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 128 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 2TB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 128GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the DELL Latitude 13 3340 which has better reviews.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBY (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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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.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15 5558 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 14GB.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The X1 Carbon is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the speaker power range from 1W to 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The X1 Carbon has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the X1 Carbon over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.2GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Latitude 14 3450.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Pro A50-C (2.4GHz), the HP EliteBook 840 G2 (2.4GHz), or the Lenovo Z510 (2.5GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available which you might also want to look at including the DELL Latitude 13 3340 which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Ideapad 100-15IBY (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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Expert Reviews

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28 April 2016

The Lenovo X1 Carbon keeps getting better, and the fourth generation is no exception. The laptop is lighter and thinner than ever, but it doesn't alienate its fanbase, sticking to the same general...

Very good gaming for a notebook that is still portable
Good battery life with productivity apps for a gaming notebook
Healthy 16GB of memory
Reasonably light 2.73kg for 17in chassis
USB 3.1 Type C port
Faster 17in notebooks are available
Singlechannel memory
No SSD for booting and main applications
Much more expensive than traditional mechanical locks, only suited for lowtomedium security use, entirely dependent upon your phone to open the lock
Plasticky build
17 January 2014

The X1 Carbon Touch is among the best Windows 8 Ultrabooks around, with a comfortable keyboard, fast performance and a lightweight build. Still, it's pricey, even for a high-end ultraportable.

9 January 2014

But despite being lightweight and ultra powerful, the first Thinkpad X1 Carbon's enterprise appeal was hampered by a few issues, primarily its lack of an Ethernet port and slightly poor... Read more…

This quietly elegant executive notebook is small, slim, sturdy and a dream to use. It's expensive, and its battery life is short, but it's one of the best business-travel companions we've seen.

5 September 2013

The addition of a touchscreen gives the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon more versatility when you're using Windows 8. It remains one of the best Ultrabooks on the market due to its overall build quality...

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19 August 2013

Priced at AED 6,999 (US$1900), the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch is a superb laptop for a business user. It is plenty fast, has a beautiful screen and an excellent keyboard. Battery life is a bit...

18 July 2013

What is the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch? Lenovo's Thinkpad X1 Carbon Touch is a stylish ultrabook pushing the top end for business users, and the touchscreen version of the standard Lenovo... Read more…

9 July 2013

Kitguru.net

Today we are taking a look at the latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon from Lenovo, which features a Multitouch screen. The review sample we received features a Core i7 processor, 240GB Solid State Drive and... Read more…

2 July 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch is an executive's dream laptop. It is made with the same carbon fibre that makes his golf club shafts so light and strong. It's nice to look at and is...

18 June 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad X Carbon Touch is the ultrabook your executive users will want.

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