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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB Feb 2013
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The X1 Carbon brings a new level of quality to the ThinkPad legacy of high standards and innovation. It starts with the durable, carbon fiber-reinforced roll cage, making for the best Ultrabook... More
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21 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The X1 Carbon has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the notebook PCs of this type and age which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good 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.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Portable PCs of this age and spec processor families range from AMD C (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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SSD Storage Medium

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. 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 amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memory amongst similar spec portable 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 portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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SSD Storage Medium

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it have an HDD storage medium.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC 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 comparable age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

The average L3 cache of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon is 3MB. With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger L3 caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The average cache memory of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 3MB. With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big L2 Cache

At 4,096 kilobytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite big L2 cache compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the L2 caches range from 2MB to 4.1MB.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The display brightnesss of notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Light

The X1 Carbon is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The average weight of similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2kg.

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Narrow

At only 331 millimeters, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The widths of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At only 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon.

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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 notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops that were released more than two years ago 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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The X1 Carbon supports a better bluetooth version than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 3 Bluetooth version, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon the worst bluetooth version is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon has a fairly average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a fairly standard screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 6.3 hours, the X1 Carbon has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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
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
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
4G LTE
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
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
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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® 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)
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
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter 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 lenovo win10, lenovo 3448c5, lenovo i73667, lenovo win10p, lenovo win10pr, lenovo 3448c5u, lenovo i73667u, lenovo win10pro
Barcodes 00085854223331, 00887619553161, 00887619553178, 00887619553536, 00887619553772, 00887770462050, 00887770462135, 08877704620504, 08877704621358
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