Performance Analysis of ThinkPad X1 Carbon by kalyanboraindia


									On August 6, 2012, Lenovo Group held a world premiere activity for its
new product, ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the first carbon fiber ultrabook in the
PC industry. This represented the advent of the lightest 14-inch X1
Carbon in the world. On August 9, ThinkPad X1 Carbon began to accept
bookings. In addition to inherit classic elements of ThinkPad, the brand
new ThinkPad X1 Carbon has its own features: high quality-made of carbon
fiber material, ultra-thin design with its minimum up to 8mm, IVB core
processor and ultra-long standby time. This ultrabook called Black
Macbook is priced 9699RMB in China, an unexpected price indeed.Well, does
the ThinkPad X1 Carbon perform well? Many tests on its performance have
been made, and now we will analyze the data so that all of us can have a
better understanding towards its performance.ThinkPad X1 Carbon is
equipped with Core i5-342U, Intel's new generation of IVB, and a 1.8GHz
processor it can be boost to 2.8GHz by Turo). Besides, it possesses a 4GB
DDR3-1600 memory, a 128GB SSD and a HD 4000 graphics. Performance
testProcessor:Lenovo has 3 options in selecting the CPU for ThinkPad X1
Carbon, Intel Core I8-3667U, Intel Core I5-3427U and Intel Core i5-3317U.
From the results of the tests we can see that the performance of the Core
I5-3427U processor is in medium level among the current ultrabooks.HD
Graphics:As HD 4000 graphics is a mainstream equipment of the current
ultrabooks, it can meet basic needs for use although its performance is
incompatible to those ultrabooks with single graphics.PCMark Vantage:It
is obvious that the ThinkPad X1 Carbon ranks first or second in terms of
PCMark Vantage. Both of its test results are on the leading position
because of the effective assistance from SSD.Battery Life:The environment
for testing ThinkPad X1 Carbon: adjust the screen brightness to 70%, open
wireless network, and adjust the power management of Window 7 for
balance. Under this circumstance, the battery keeps working for 5 hours
and 56 minutes. The result reflects the fact that its battery life is
merely stronger than its old version of X1. As the battery can't be
replaced, can the up to 6 hours of working time support the use for a
business trip?According to the above test results, we can make the
following conclusions. The performance of ThinkPad X1Carbon is above the
average level. Although its CPU belongs to low voltage version, it works
rather well. Meanwhile, the HD 4000 graphics is incompatible to those
single graphics, but it meets the needs for HD video display and for
mainstream games. In the PCMark Vantage, ThinkPad X1 Carbon performs very
well with its test results at the top of the list. It is adequate to deal
with office work. As for its battery life, I think its working life
should be longer than 6 hours. As its working life can be affected by
power equipments and working environment, I think it will be improved if
Lenovo's power management software is applied after the ultrabook comes
into the market.

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