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Lenovo X1 Carbon Gen3 (My laptop)

My daily driver laptop, a Lenovo X1 Carbon ultrabook

  • i5-5300U dual core 2.3ghz base 2.9ghz turbo
  • 8GB RAM
  • 256GB SSD
  • 14″ WQHD multi-touch display
  • Ubuntu Linux 20.04LTS

I got this laptop from my work, I was the original user of it, when it was retired from service there, I was allowed to take it home for personal use.  I use this as my travel laptop, it’s not super powerful, but it’s thin, light and fairly power efficient, good for basic web use.

If I need a more powerful laptop for messing with virtual machines or light 3D gaming I will use my W540 but it’s big, heavy, and battery life is not great, you pretty much need to be attached to the wall with it.