Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Specifications and Features

ThinkPad X1 Carbon is an ultrabook with rugged carbon fiber construction. It weighs less than 3lbs and is just 18mm thin. It has a 14″ HD+ wide display with high resolution (1600 x 900) and anti-glare option. For a better user experience, it provides best-in-class keyboard with progressive backlighting and larger island-style keys, and coated glass multi-gesture touchpad. It also offers superior web conferencing with face-tracking 720p HD webcam, dual-array microphones, and keyboard noise suppression.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers a great performance with the 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3427U (1.80 GHz) processor; Intel Turbo Boost 2.0; greater memory supports up to 8GB RAM; and storage up to 256GB SDD. The Intel® HD 4000 integrated graphics enables incredible visuals. The laptop can produce rich sound for audio conference, music, and media from its Dolby Home Theater v4.

Other features include Lenovo RapidCharge for five hours’ battery life on a 35-minute charge; Remote manageability via vPro; Fingerprint reader, TPM and BIOS encryption, for advanced security; Mobile Hotspot technology; InstantResume wakes from hibernate nearly four times faster than other laptops; and ports that include one each of USB 3.0 SuperSpeed, always-on USB 2.0, Mini DisplayPort with audio, and 4-in-1 SD Card reader.

For the operating system, ThinkPad X1 supports Windows 8; Windows 8 Pro; Windows 7 Home Premium; and Windows 7 Professional. There are also some preloaded application such as Microsoft Windows Live Essentials and Norton Internet Security;

Dimensions (W x D x H): 331.0mm x 226.0mm x 18.9mm (13.03″ x 8.9″ x 0.74″)

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Reset and Recovery Procedures

Reset Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

If your Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook stops responding and you cannot turn it off, press and hold the power button for four seconds or more. If the computer still is not responding, remove the ac power adapter and reset the system by inserting a straightened paper clip into the emergency reset hole (see image for the location of the reset button).

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Reset button

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Recovery Procedures

You can use recovery media to restore the solid state drive to the factory default settings. Recovery media are useful if you transfer the computer to another area, sell the computer, recycle the computer, or put the computer in an operational state after all other methods of recovery have failed.

You can create recovery media using discs or external USB storage devices. To create recovery media , click Start All ProgramsLenovo ThinkVantage ToolsFactory Recovery Disks. Then, follow the instructions on the screen.

You can use recovery media to restore the computer to the factory default settings only. To use recovery media, do the following:

  1. Depending on the type of your recovery media, connect the boot medium (memory key or other USB storage device) to the computer, or insert the boot disc into the optical drive.
  2. Repeatedly press and release the F12 key when turning on the computer. When the Boot Menu window opens, release the F12 key.
  3. Select the desired startup device and press Enter. The restore process begins.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the operation.

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