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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 1.8GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 14" Laptop

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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other brands.

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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo 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 laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also 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 across all laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon.

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 Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available 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.

If this Lenovo notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (16GB and cheaper).

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SSD Storage Medium

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage medium which is better than most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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

Other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper laptops 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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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the bigger total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 512GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2430283_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon, the X1 Carbon has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2430283_price], or the Toshiba Satellite Pro L850[plb_1534910_price] which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2843836_price].

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The X1 Carbon has bigger solid-state drive capacity than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon. This portable PC is a 512 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop compared to most of the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X1 Carbon which only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the X1 Carbon has a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2430283_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3102084_price] both from Lenovo or the Panasonic 53[plb_1764915_price] which is cheaper.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. The X1 Carbon has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average display brightness of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon is 240 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Narrow

With a width of only 331 millimeters, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon. Notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon have widths of between 38mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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Light

When compared to other laptops of this spec and age that we have checked, the weight of the Lenovo X1 Carbon of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest. The lightest medium processor core notebook PC that is a similar age to the X1 Carbon is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

There are a number of alternative 1.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2430283_price].

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1538664_price] (1.4kg), or the HP Elitebook 820[plb_1630344_price] (1.3kg) which is also cheaper.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon do have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops 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].

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 14 inches, the X1 Carbon has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

Alternative 14" notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider include the 53[pl_1764915_price], or the Toughbook CF-53[pl_1989792_price] both from Panasonic or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1538664_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The X1 Carbon is a four battery cell count portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Battery Life

At 8.6 hours, the X1 Carbon has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 8.6h battery life portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2430283_price].

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (10h and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.8 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2558036_price] (2GHz and cheaper).

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo p234770, lenovo 20bs00a5, lenovo p234770p, lenovo 20bs00a5u, lenovo 20bs00a5uk
Barcodes 00888440340838
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