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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.5GHz 8GB Aug 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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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most laptops of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

There are a number of other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the Elitebook 820[pl_1630344_price], or the EliteBook Folio 9480m[pl_2353828_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1538664_price] which is cheaper.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an HDD storage medium. 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Elitebook 820[pl_1630344_price], or the EliteBook Folio 9480m[pl_2353828_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1538664_price].

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

Alternative 512GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2430283_price], or the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2430283_price], and the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850[plb_1534910_price] is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2432329_price].

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the notebook PCs of this spec and age. This notebook PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity notebook PC compared to most of the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon which only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon have between one and eight battery cells, including the X1 Carbon which has eight battery cells.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon. The processor caches of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm. The X1 Carbon is fairly narrow (only 331 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon.

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Light

The X1 Carbon is very light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Elitebook 820[plb_1630344_price] (1.3kg), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2430283_price] (1.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the ZBook 17[pl_1621559_price], or the EliteBook Folio 9480m[pl_2353828_price] both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3102084_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

If this Lenovo laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3102084_price] (1.8GHz and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo X1 Carbon is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might want to look at including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2430283_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3102084_price] both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have speaker power of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker power (only 1 Watt) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8.1 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the X1 Carbon over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 9 hours, the X1 Carbon has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon.

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Average Screen Size

The X1 Carbon has a pretty typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon.

We compared all the other 14" portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the 53[pl_1764915_price], and the Toughbook CF-53[pl_1989792_price] both from Panasonic or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1538664_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

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Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Docking Station Included
Docking Station DisplayPort
Docking Station DVI Port
Docking Station USB 3.0 Port
Docking Station Ethernet LAN
Docking Station Connecting Interface
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
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
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
4G
4G Standard
3G Standards
2G Standards
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
HDMI Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video 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
Intel TSX-NI
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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