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

2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2GHz 8GB Feb 2013
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TOUCH THE LEGEND. First there was the X1 Carbon, with its unprecedentedly rugged carbon-fiber construction raising the bar for Ultrabook quality. It was already ultralight and ultradurable; now... More
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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The X1 Carbon Touch has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch. This Lenovo laptop is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the laptops of this spec and age which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and type is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the X1 Carbon Touch has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Good Brand

Ultrabooks built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just ultrabooks) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon Touch have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.9GHz. At 2 gigahertz, the X1 Carbon Touch has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP Zbook 14[plb_2081834_price] (2.1GHz), or the Lenovo X240[plb_2034034_price] (2.6GHz).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The X1 Carbon Touch has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X1 Carbon Touch do not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo X240[plb_2109846_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_2084702_price] is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon Touch the processor family ranges from Intel Core i3-2xxx to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The X1 Carbon Touch has a front camera, as do most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] which has better reviews.

Other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the X240[pl_2109846_price], or the X240[pl_2034034_price] both from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as 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.

Alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the DELL XPS 13[plb_1474903_price], the HP Pro[plb_1549460_price], or the Asus UX301LA-C4005P[plb_3353474_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this ultrabook is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo X240[plb_2109846_price] (SSD).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has one of the bigger internal memory amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average internal memory of ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago is 5.9GB.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1474903_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_1611730_price].

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X1 Carbon Touch is 14", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". The X1 Carbon Touch has a fairly big screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch. The maximum internal memories of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago range from 16GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The X1 Carbon Touch has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.2 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price].

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the X240[pl_2034034_price], or the X240[pl_2109846_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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Very Big Megapixel Count

The megapixels counts of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon Touch range from 0.3MP to 1.3MP, and the average megapixel count is 1.1MP. When compared to other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago, the megapixel count of the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch of 1.3 megapixels is one of the biggest.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon Touch has a very big L3 cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. The L3 caches of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X1 Carbon Touch range from 2MB to 6MB.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average cache memory of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 3.3MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X1 Carbon Touch range from 1MB to 6MB. At 4 megabytes, the X1 Carbon Touch has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Light

The weights of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X1 Carbon Touch range from 870g to 3.3kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the X1 Carbon Touch is fairly light compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL XPS 13[plb_1474903_price] (1.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

The narrowest portable PC of a comparable type and age to the X1 Carbon Touch is 280mm wide and the widest is 420mm. At only 311 millimeters, the X1 Carbon Touch is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Short Battery Life

At only 6.3 hours, the X1 Carbon Touch has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the X1 Carbon Touch. The shortest battery life of ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch is 3.1h and the longest is 18h.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Asus UX301LA-C4005P[plb_3353474_price] (7h), or the HP Pro[plb_1549460_price] (8h) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small L2 Cache

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X1 Carbon Touch have L2 caches of between 0.51MB and 4MB, and the average L2 cache is 2.7MB. With a L2 cache of only 0.512 megabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has a quite small L2 cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Laptops of a similar age and type to the X1 Carbon Touch have memory clock speeds of between 1,000MHz and 1,600MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. When compared to other ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the X1 Carbon Touch that we have assessed, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch's memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The X1 Carbon Touch is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch have between one and three USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

With a processor front side bus of only 1,333 megahertz, the X1 Carbon Touch has one of the slower processor front side bus amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years the processor front side bus range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Very Heavy AC Adapter Weight

When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the AC adapter weight of, the X1 Carbon Touch's AC adapter weight of 370 grams is one of the heaviest. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the AC adapter weights range from 180g to 370g.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the X1 Carbon Touch over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the X1 Carbon Touch.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_1474903_price].

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X240[plb_2197523_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
AC Adapter Weight
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i74600, lenovo 20a7005, lenovo i74600u, lenovo 20a7005r, lenovo 20a7005ru, lenovo 20a7005ruk
Barcodes 00887619445015, 00887619560237, 00887770189254, 00888440820897
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