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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon-34442NM

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon-34442NMNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon-34442NM (ThinkPad X1 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3427U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 2200 euro
Average Score: 83.33% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 85%, features: 73%, display: 87% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon-34442NM

80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review
Source: Maximum PC English
Unlike many an Ultrabook, there’s no mistaking this one for a MacBook Air, or even an Air wannabe. The X1 Carbon isn’t perfect, and that can make its relatively high price less palatable, but it does offer features you can’t get anywhere else, namely ThinkPad quality and a look that’s cool in that not-even-trying kind of way.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/17/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review
Source: Hardware Canucks English
Lenovo is one of the few companies which rarely missteps on their products. Nearly every one of them has been well thought out, painstakingly designed and, most importantly, well executed for its intended market. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon carries on the tradition in every respect but that doesn’t mean it is the perfect Ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/06/2013
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
The ThinkPad brand has been successful for Lenovo, and before them IBM, but it is clear from the X1 Carbon that competing in a modern market takes style and performance in addition to high levels of build quality. After all your brand being certified for use by NASA on both the space shuttle and the International Space Station will only get you so far. (About 220 miles up?)
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/05/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% workmanship: 100%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is everything the original X1 should have been. Though its TN screen doesn’t quite match up to the premium style, build and features of this stunning Ultrabook, in every other regard it’s easily the best business ultraportable around. Its soft-touch chassis is a pleasure to carry or rest your hands on, and despite being stuffed with features, it retains an incredibly slim and sleek profile for a 14-inch machine. The Carbon’s keyboard quite simply offers the best typing experience of any Ultrabook. And though it packs some serious specs, it’s remarkably quiet even under load.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
83% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Source: It Pro English
Lenovo’s first ThinkPad Ultrabook wasn’t up to scratch, but the firm has addressed criticisms and nailed it second time around. The familiar ThinkPad design and build quality mean it’ll stand the rigours of the office, the trackpad and keyboard are superb, and the screen’s better than ever thanks to an improved resolution and matte finish.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/21/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The ThinkPad X1 sells in India for a price of Rs 1,02,000, which might seem like a lot to a regular laptop customer. Add the fact that it’s very light and easy to carry around while still delivering a decent amount of performance and battery life. The price starts to make even more sense when you consider that the X1 is more of a rough, daily-use notebook that will give you company for the many years.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review
Source: PC Pro English
There are some minor niggles, but many will be willing to make such sacrifices in return for such a capable, business-focused Ultrabook. With the quality we’ve come to expect from the ThinkPad fold now matched with excellent all-round performance and a modicum of style, the X1 Carbon seizes the business Ultrabook crown and claims its rightful place on the PC Pro A-List.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review
Source: Techradar English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a boardroom winner that offers great all-round performance and comfort in a lightweight package. The few niggles with the screen and connections aside, if we chose one Ultrabook to be our business companion, we'd hire the comfortable, high performance and long lasting Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon every time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Lenovo's X1 Carbon delivers the ThinkPad business laptop in a super-slim ultrabook format, without compromising on performance or ruggedness. Like other ultrabooks, it is limited to an internal battery and cannot be docked to a desktop cradle. Pros: Thin and light, rugged carbon-fibre casing, ThinkVantage technologies. Cons: Integrated battery, no Ethernet port, no dock connector.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/19/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook review
Source: Pocket Lint English
Although it’s fairly pricey considering what’s under the hood, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon has a lot going for it. It’s tough, thin, light and, ignoring the twice-used ThinkPad logo that mars an otherwise attractive exterior, is an understated good-looker too. Still, for a casual yet powerful commuter Ultrabook the X1 Carbon has got most things right. It’s attractive without being too showy, its diminutive size makes it the perfect on-the-go companion and, although it's pricey, that carbon fibre exterior should prove rugged and long lasting.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (type 3444-2NM) Ultrabook review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Other features of the X1 Carbon include a webcam and dual integrated microphones (on either side of the webcam), Bluetooth, dual-band Wi-Fi (Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205S), and mobile broadband and GPS (H5321 gw). We had no problems at all using the laptop on the Optus network with our iiNet SIM card. All we had to do was enter the correct APN through the Windows networking interface and we were up and running.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Leichtbau – 14-Zoll-Ultrabook mit mattem Display für Büro und Bahn
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 30% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
92% Erstklassiges Chef-Ultrabook
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/29/2012
Rating: Total score: 92% price: 89% performance: 80% features: 100% display: 100% mobility: 83% ergonomy: 100%
92% Sicherheitsfanatiker für Büro und Urlaub
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 92% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 88%
Aus besten Zutaten
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: good visual appearance; very good overall performance; outstanding input devices; very good display
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/19/2012
Poręczny biznesowy partner
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Great quality; very rigid flap; pleasant material; decent backlit keyboard; very convenient touchpad; very quiet cooling system; fingerprint reader; optional 3G; very good microphone. Negative: Short duration of action; poor quality display (for this price range); very hot under maximum load.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/22/2012

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


3427U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.8 - 2.8 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.4 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


83.33%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-10-17 (Update: 2012-10-17)