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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Jun 2016
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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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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for the last year.

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Only Released Eight Months Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC was only released eight months ago, so it is likely to have better features than some of the older portable PCs.

Good Brand

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

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other latest comparable spec portable PCs, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all recently released notebook PCs.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released in the last 12 months. 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 you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (SSD).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The X1 Carbon has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most new medium processor core notebook PCs. Most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it have an 802.11b WiFi standard. In addition, this portable PC have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11g WiFi standards.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released in the last year.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC is 802.11a.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has more battery cells than most of the latest notebook PCs. Most of the latest medium processor core notebook PCs only have between two and seven battery cells, however this Lenovo laptop has eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

At 50 watt-hours, the X1 Carbon has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other latest medium processor core notebook PCs. Newly released laptops have battery capacities of between 30Wh and 52Wh.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

The average battery recharge time of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon is 3.2h. The X1 Carbon has one of the shorter battery recharge times (only 2.3 hours) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Light

The X1 Carbon is quite light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out in the last 12 months. The average weight of latest notebook PCs is 1.9kg, and the weights range from 1.1kg to 3kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (1.2kg).

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Very Thin

At only 17.72 millimeters, the X1 Carbon is quite thin compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released in the last year. Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon the heights range from 17mm to 26mm, and the average height is 22mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for the last year. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 500GB.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820 G2 (500GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for the last year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the DELL XPS 13, or the Lenovo X1 Carbon is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 8GB and the biggest is 16GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of latest laptops range from 8GB to 16GB. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Similar spec notebook PCs that came out in the last year have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 3GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.8GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 1W, the highest is 2.5W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (2.3GHz).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for the last year.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out in the last year.

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Average Battery Life

At 9.9 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other latest medium processor core notebook PCs.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively average screen size compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec notebook PCs.

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