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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB Mar 2014
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10-point multitouch screen improves accuracy, making touch-browsing and selecting more responsive and precise. Give a multimedia presentation on the X1 Carbon without even touching the keyboard!... More
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The X1 Carbon is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a similar age and type to it. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The X1 Carbon supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of this age and spec support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this type and age the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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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 a similar time 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon the battery lifes range from 2h to 4,400h. With a battery life of 9 hours, the X1 Carbon has one of the longer battery lifes 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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Eight Battery Cells

The X1 Carbon is a eight battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The X1 Carbon has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Narrow

The X1 Carbon is one of the narrower similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon (only 331 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age. The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon range from 38mm to 430mm.

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Light

The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The X1 Carbon is one of the lightest medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X1 Carbon is 370MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 128 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 more than two years. The average total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this type and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo X1 Carbon is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a very low speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1W and the highest is 11W.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this age and type.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo win10, lenovo 3448c5, lenovo i73667, lenovo win10p, lenovo win10pr, lenovo 3448c5u, lenovo i73667u, lenovo win10pro
Barcodes 00085854223331, 00887770462050, 08877704620504
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