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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Nov 2015
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Introducing the New X1 Carbon our third iteration of the popular Carbon Series incorporates feedback from users like you. We've taken the best of the past, and incorporated essential technologies... More
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11 Reasons For

Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the biggest maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst notebook PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of laptops of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor cores portable PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 300 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 650MHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most similar spec laptops that came out 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.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this type and age.

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

There are a number of alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to consider including the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon is 2.5h and the longest is 24h. At 10.9 hours, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon also have a front camera.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a eight number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys.

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year. The lightest medium processor cores laptop that has been around for more than a year is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor cores portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The total storage capacitys of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon range from 32GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon, the Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the X1 Carbon of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon. Medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago that we have assessed, the maximum internal memory of the Lenovo X1 Carbon of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon's speaker power of only 1 Watt is one of the lowest. The average speaker power of medium processor cores portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon is 1.7W, and the speaker powers range from 1W to 4W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor cores laptop was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Internal Memory

The X1 Carbon has a fairly typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively standard display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

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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® Smart Response Technology
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 HD Graphics
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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
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Battery
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Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(34)
8 September 2016

With a hardware platform that is comparable to other laptops in its class, the Lenovo Carbon X1 has a few key differentiators that are remarkable: Durability, OLED display option, Rapid charging....

11 August 2016

It might not get as much attention in the style and powerhouse stakes, but when it comes to sheer reliability, Lenovo's (and formerly IBM's) ThinkPad series belongs to a league of its own.... Read more…

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…

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User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 27 May 2016 by Stkrup
(Verified Purchase)

Very good laptop, 14" at such small fingerprint, touchpad is fantastic and keyboard is marvellous, highly recommended...

(Verified Purchase)

A very light and well made ultrabook from Lenovo's professional range. I like how compact and small the X1 Carbon v3 is. Keyboard is comfortable, but lacks num-pad which some people may not like,... Read more…

Reviewed 1 March 2016 by The Laughing Mole
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic machine. Have had a long line of Thinkpads from the early 1990s and really missed the red Trackpoint button when I bought a Yoga a couple of years back. Saw this on Amazon at a great... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Mark Twain | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

There are different sellers but model shipped from Amazon itself is the Thinkpad Carbon X1 Gen 3 Model number 20BS-00ADUK. Specifications = i5-5300u, 8Gb RAM (Soldered, not upgradable), 256Gb SSD... Read more…

Reviewed 26 February 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

It's a pleasure to use the X1. Beautiful design... almost like a carbon fibre sculpture. Very happy with the product and specs.

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