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Lenovo X1 Carbon 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 8GB Apr 2016
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for the last year.

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Just Released Seven Months Ago

As one of the newer laptops, this notebook PC is likely to use more advanced technology.

Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,876 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out in the last 12 months.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon also have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

When compared to other recently released medium processor cores notebook PCs that we have checked, the processor frequency of the X1 Carbon of 2.4 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon have processor frequencys of between 1.7GHz and 2.4GHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The X1 Carbon has an SSD storage media which is better than most similar spec laptops that have been available for the last year. Most newly released comparable spec laptops have an HDD storage media. 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 media is in fact the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X1 Carbon.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The X1 Carbon has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all latest portable PCs.

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the AMD A processor family found on most notebook PCs that came out in the last year. The processor family of all recently released comparable spec portable PCs ranges from Intel Core M (worst) to Intel Core i7 (best).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of latest portable PCs is 910MHz. At 950 megahertz, the X1 Carbon has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many latest comparable spec notebook PCs.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The X1 Carbon has one of the fastest processor boost frequencys (3 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the recently released notebook PCs the processor boost frequencys range from 2.7GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.7GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than most laptops that were released in the last 12 months. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an 802.11b wi-Fi standards. In addition, this notebook PC have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

This laptop's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for the last year.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The X1 Carbon has more number of battery cellss than most of the latest notebook PCs. Most of the portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon only have between two and seven number of battery cellss, however this Lenovo laptop has eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon have processor caches of between 3MB and 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other latest laptops.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the X1 Carbon has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon. The average display brightness of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon is 240 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 300 cd/m².

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 50 watt-hours, the X1 Carbon has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon is 30Wh and the biggest is 56Wh.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X1 Carbon is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X1 Carbon the weights range from 1.2kg to 3kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.3kg).

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5 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The total storage capacitys of laptops that were launched in the last year range from 120GB to 1TB.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 820 G2 (500GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The X1 Carbon does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops that have been on the market for the last year also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released in the last 12 months. Across all the newly released medium processor cores notebook PCs the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 8GB to 16GB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the laptops that have been available for the last year the maximum internal memorys range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. The X1 Carbon has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released in the last 12 months the speaker powers range from 1W to 2.5W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W. With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the X1 Carbon has one of the lower speaker powers amongst laptops of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the X1 Carbon has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other latest comparable spec notebook PCs.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a pretty standard battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other new comparable spec laptops.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Lenovo X1 Carbon has a relatively typical display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other recently released medium processor cores notebook PCs.

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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

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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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