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Lenovo X1 Carbon

Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB Mar 2013
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20 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,150 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo ultrabooks and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. Ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a better processor family than most laptops of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all portable PCs of this type and age the processor family ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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.

If the storage medium of this ultrabook is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_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 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on ultrabooks that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 22GB.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of this spec and age range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has one of the higher speaker power amongst ultrabooks of this age. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have speaker power of between 1W and 4W.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

The average L3 cache of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 3.3MB, and the L3 caches range from 2MB to 6MB. With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big cache memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The average cache memory of ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 3.3MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 3.3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The lightest ultrabook that is a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 870g heavy and the heaviest is 3.3kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (1.4kg), or the Lenovo X240[plb_2113564_price] (1.4kg).

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4 Reasons Against

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

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The slowest memory clock speed of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X1 Carbon is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between one and three USB 3.0 ports, including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon which has one USB 3.0 port.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X1 Carbon over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a pretty average battery life (8.2 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X240[plb_2197523_price] (500GB).

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
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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 Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
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Keyboard
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Pointing Device
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Recovery Operating System
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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® 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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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
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Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Height (front)
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RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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