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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7005JGE

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7005JGE
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon-20A7005JGE (ThinkPad X1 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
14 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
1.3 kg ( = 45.86 oz / 2.87 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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.

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.
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":

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.
1.3 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


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, Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer, owned the majority of the company. 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.


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