Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20BS-003AAU
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Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 20BS-003AAU
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While the 2014 version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon left us a little perplexed due to the changes that were made to its keyboard, this 2015 version has left us satisfied. While it's a product that didn't immediately stir up any emotions, we did get excited once we realised that the keyboard is once again 'normal'.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/29/2015
Rating: Total score: 85%
Model: The Lenovo ThinkPad, which is targeted at mainstream and business users, gets a refresh with the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon ultrabook. The sleeker 14 inch ultrabook can be easily lugged around for business centered meetings thanks to with a height of 19 mm and a weight of 1.32 kg and a battery life of 5 hours. The basic model of the refreshed ThinkPad X1 Carbon comes with the latest Intel Core i5-5200U, 4 GB of RAM and a 128 GB SSD, which would be sufficient for online communication and word processing. Models with up to 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD are also available. The 14" Full HD (2560 x 1440 resolution) screen on this model features an anti-glare finish and IPS touchscreen, which can be tilted flat onto the desk.
The keyboard on the ThinkPad has the distinctive soft feel and is well spaced for a pleasant typing experience. The pointer controls are also similar to its predecessors with touchpad and TrackPoint. The ultrabook features two USB 3.0 Ports, an HDMI port, a headset port and a rear SIM tray which can be used with the optional 3G or LTE modules. Finally, this ultrabook is an overall stunner as it has great battery life with a classy design.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
5200U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
In former time,s this weight was typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, often 15 inch laptops weigh as much.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
85%: 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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