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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7005JGE

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7005JGENotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7005JGE (ThinkPad X1 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 5000
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 2560x1440 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 81.33% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 70%, features: 80%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7005JGE

70% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: thin-and-light laptop offers better screen image quality and keyboard than MacBook Air
Source: PC Advisor English
There's no denying the portable nature of this thin 'n' light laptop, even if it is undercut in both metrics by a 13.3-inch MacBook Air. The ThinkPad's processor performance is fractionally faster thanks to its 0.1 GHz advantage over the latter, but the overall choice of CPU, operating system and display together compromise the X1 Carbon's battery life to provide less than half that of what's possible. In its favour, the X1 Carbon has better screen image quality and a characterful keyboard that can command a loyal following. Ultimately, the X1 Carbon looks overpriced and more cheaply constructed than the MacBook Air, and moreover loses out against the more affordable MacBook Pro with Retina display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch (20A7005JGE)
Source: PC Go - Heft 12/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch (20A7005JGE)
Source: PC Magazin - Heft 12/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 87%
Lenovo ThinkPad New X1 Carbon Touch
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/03/2014
Новият Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon вече е в България – кратко представяне и цена
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Super display and comfortable keyboard; robust construction and slim design; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/25/2014

Comment

Model: Super lightweight and extremely thin; the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7005JGE is a professional laptop that is sleek and comes with blazing performance. The exterior comes in a black finish with crisps lines and a solid hinge that allows the screen to be opened to 180 degrees. Starting at 1.31 kg, the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7005JGE is still built well to withstand everyday travel with its solid chassis. As with any Thinkpad, the iconic keyboard layout with good mouse navigation will be the major pull for business owners.

The hardware is customizable as with most business solution. The 20A7005JGE model sports an Intel Core i7 4550U processor, either 4 GB or 8 GB RAM and an Intel HD Graphics 5500 GPU. Storage options range from 128 GB M.2 SSD to 512 M.2 SSD PCIe x4 for blazing read/write speeds. The Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7005JGE comes with a 14 inch WQHD, anti-glare display with optional touchscreen support. The display quality is superb with very impressive brightness levels and colors.

Other features include an integrated 720p HD webcam, backlit and spill resistant keys, a TrackPoint pointing device, HD audio by Realtek, two USB 3.0 ports, an micro-SIM card tray and mini Displayport. There is a Lenovo OneLink connector port as well, excepting their docking system. Battery life is very good with the integrated Lithium Polymer 8-cell pack.

Intel HD Graphics 5000:

ULV integrated GPU (GT3) with 40 EUs (no eDRAM) found on certain Haswell processors.

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4550U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5000 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» 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.


1.3 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


81.33%: 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.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch-G2
HD Graphics 5000, Core i7 4550U, 1.4 kg
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7003UBM
HD Graphics 5000, Core i7 4550U, 1.4 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-03- 6 (Update: 2014-03- 6)