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Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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    Ultrabook Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    Last summer we introduced you with super slim 13-inch laptop Lenovo ThinkPad X1, and now in our hands the new model with almost the same name. What has changed the prefix "Carbon"? First, the laptop has become ultrabook (to give more), he received a larger 14-inch screen, becoming the smaller, thinner and lighter thanks to carbon-fiber body. Second, the model got rid of the strong but glossy glass Gorilla Glass, the screen at X1 Carbon matte again, as befits a device from the line of ThinkPad. And third, the updated hardware platform and a more capacious battery allowed a half times increase productivity and twice to extend battery life.

    Design

    When you create ultrabooks, most manufacturers are guided by the aluminum or magnesium alloy worst, but when you create a ThinkPad X1 Carbon At Lenovo decided to use carbon fiber, providing three times the strength of aluminum with less weight. It is significant that you will not find the typical "carbon fiber" weave on the outer panels of the housing, in terms of design X1 Carbon is no different from other ThinkPad.

    Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    The cover is made of carbon fiber ultrabook, trimmed typical hybrid softtach plastic and sandpaper. This material is not easy to scratch or stain, but it is very nice to feel in his hands during transport. On the cover taken out a couple of point status indicators, as well as company logos and family in the correct from the point of view of Lenovo orientation - the owner of the laptop, and not from him.

    Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    The base case Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Is also made of carbon fiber coated with practical softtach matte-plastic. Bays for upgrades and no battery, can be found on the bottom of the slot, only Two speakers, and the vent holes._

    Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    At the sharp front edge connectors not only located on the back of the SIM-card, as in the working position, the cover would cut off access to other ports.

    On the left side Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Can find a tight slider off the wireless module with easy to read status indicator and a USB 2.0 port with the ability to charge in sleep mode. A little further on is available grille of the cooling system and symmetrical the charger for the new rectangular plug. On the right side edge is a card reader, a combined audio port, video mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0 port and a Kensington lock hole.

    To estimate how much X1 Carbon Differs from its predecessor recommend you read his review of the "Lenovo ThinkPad X1: strong, thin, dear . "

    Display

    Open Ultrabook Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon One hand it does not, the developers felt that more useful to make a tight joint, and the angle of the screen - maximized. When looking at the display unit becomes clear exactly how managed to fit a 14-inch matrix in the 13-inch casing - edging really very narrow, especially considering it was in the ThinkPad X1.

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    Safety glass was removed, the result pleases the eye with a matte screen surface, but just frustrating minimum angles. The device of this class and the cost still would like to see the I PS-matrix. Note that the screen resolution is 1600 by 900 pixels, and brightness adjustment range - from 1 to 220 cd/m2.

    Ergonomics

    Operating panel Ultrabook Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Finished the smoothest of use in the design of the housing softtach-plastic. In its upper part is a power button, a pair of indicators, as well as the usual set of additional buttons control volume and microphone, plus a separate button to start proprietary shell Lenovo SimpleTap.

    Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    Island style keyboard is located in a small recess, its keys are different comfort long stroke and moderately tight click. The front face of most characteristic rounded buttons, and the surface is concave, which increases the accuracy of typing blindly. The service also highlighted a number of form divided into groups keys, and often used the Escape and Delete increased. Even a fairly dense block cursor is arranged in such a way that it is really convenient to use.

    Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    The touchpad Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Without dedicated buttons made of glass with a special coating on which is very easy to slide your fingers. Fans ThinkPad with experience will appreciate the classic trackpoint with three buttons above the touchpad. In the lower right corner of the panel is placed podladonnoy fingerprint sensor.

    Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    Finally, we note that the keyboard is equipped with two built-in backlight brightness gradations, and in the BIOS you can swap the Fn key and Control, and also disable one or both organ keys.

    Functionality

    It got us to the test configuration of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon On the basis of cost-Intel Core i5-3317U with integrated graphics Intel HD Graphics 4000, equipped with four gigabytes of RAM and SSD-drive with 128 GB.

    Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    In such circumstances, ultrabook scored 3150 points in the PCmark7, 400 points in 3Dmark11 and 5.9 points in the performance index Windows. From the complete battery capacity of 45 Wh ultratbuk worked for almost 2 hours at maximum load and almost 6:00 in the emulation mode of reading. Note that thanks to technology RapidCharge battery ultrabook gaining 80% capacity in just 35 minutes of charge.

    Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

    The results

    As a result, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon - one of today's best business-class ultrabook, not reaching for the title of "simply the best" unless because of too high quality TN-matrix. Everything

    Else deserves an excellent rating, so if you select a reliable mobile practical tool to be active on this

    Model definitely worth a look.

    Liked

    + Smaller, thinner, lighter and with a larger screen than the Lenovo ThinkPad X1

    + Rugged carbon-fiber construction, decoration practical softtach-plastic

    + Matte surface, high resolution and maximum angle of the screen

    + Excellent keyboard and touchpad, plus a trackpad for fans of this control method

    + Markedly faster and higher avtonomonostyu than its predecessor

    Do not like it

    - Small viewing angles

    - Just two USB, no full-length video output, RJ45 via USB-adapter

    Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (N3N24RT)

    Type

    Ultrabook

    Screen size, inches

    14

    Type of matrix

    TN + film

    Type of covering the screen

    Matt

    Screen Resolution

    1600x900

    Processor Type

    Intel Core i7-3667U

    Frequency, GHz

    2

    Pre-installed OS

    Windows 7 Professional 64bit

    Mass, kg

    1.36

    Dimensions in mm

    331x226x18, 9

    Chipset

    Intel QS77

    The amount of memory (Std / Max)

    4096

    Hard disk, GB

    256 (SSD)

    Optical drive

    -

    Graphics card, memory

    Intel HD 4000 Graphics

    External Ports

    1xUSB 3.0, 1xUSB 2.0, mic-in, headphone, mini Display Port

    Expansion Slot

    -

    Card reader

    SD

    WEB-camera

    +

    Network Adapter

    Via USB

    56K modem

    -

    Wi-Fi

    802.11 b / g / n

    WiMAX

    -

    Bluetooth

    Bluetooth 4.0

    3G

    -

    Battery capacity, mA. ch

    N

    Battery voltage, V

    N




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