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Verge score: 7.5

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an ultraportable notebook with a 14-inch display featuring a carbon fiber chassis, included 3G connectivity, and Intel's Ivy Bridge generation of processors. It has Dolby Home Theater audio and a 720p webcam.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Aug. 21, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,299.00

Availability

  • Laptop type: Ultraportable
  • Width: 13.03 inches
  • Depth: 8.9 inches
  • Thickness: .71 inches
  • Weight: 3 pounds
  • Color: Black

Hardware

  • Operating system: Windows 7

Software

  • Screen size (diagonal): 14 inches
  • Display surface: Matte
  • Technology: LCD
  • Resolution (X): 1600 px
  • Resolution (Y): 900 px
  • PPI: 131

Display (base)

  • Type: Chiclet
  • Backlit: Yes
  • Number pad: No

Keyboard

  • Type(s): Trackpad, Pointing stick

Mouse

  • CPU brand: Intel
  • CPU family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i5-3317U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 1.7 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 2.6 GHz

Processor (base)

  • Brand: Intel
  • Family: Ivy Bridge
  • Model: Core i7-3667U
  • Cores: 2
  • Clockspeed: 2 GHz
  • Turbo clockspeed: 3.2 GHz

Processor (max)

  • Graphics type: Integrated
  • Integrated GPU brand: Intel
  • Integrated GPU model: HD Graphics 4000

GPU (base)

  • Base RAM size: 4 GB
  • Max. config RAM size: 8 GB
  • RAM type: DDR3
  • Base RAM speed: 1333 MHz

Memory

  • Options: Flash Memory (SSD)
  • Base drive type: Flash (SSD)
  • Base drive capacity: 128 GB
  • Max. config SSD: 256 GB
  • Card reader: Yes
  • Card reader support: SD

Storage

  • Audio brand: Dolby Home Theater v4

Audio

  • Video resolution: 720p

Webcam

  • Biometric scanner: Yes

Sensors

  • USB: 1
  • USB 3.0: 1
  • Mini DisplayPort: 1
  • 3.5mm mic / headphone combo: 1

Port options

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • GPS: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Bluetooth version: 4.0
  • 3G: Yes
  • GSM: Yes
  • WWAN data standards supported: HSPA+

Connectivity

  • PCMarkVantage: 10913
  • 3DMarkVantage (IGP): 2820
  • The Verge Battery Test: 4 hours and 44 minutes

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