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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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The ThinkPad X240s is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad laptop we offer. Weighing in at 2.8 lbs and less than 18mm at its thickest point, it's smaller than the diameter of a nickel. Ultraportable... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The ThinkPad X240 has more SATA III connectors than most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. This notebook PC is a four SATA III connector portable PC compared to most of the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 which only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Four SATA Connectors

The ThinkPad X240 is a four SATA connector portable PC.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X240 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X240 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Aspire E5-571, or the Aspire E5-571 both from Acer or the HP ProBook 450 G2 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X240 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Aspire E5-571, or the Aspire E5-571 both from Acer or the HP ProBook 450 G2 is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Light

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The ThinkPad X240 is fairly light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook 820 (1.3kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

At only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X240 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The widths of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240 range from 210mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 is 290MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X240.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 is 10" and the biggest is 18". The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

There are a number of other 12.5" laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper laptops such as the HP EliteBook 820.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire V3-371 (13.3" and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available including the HP ProBook 650 G1 which has better reviews; or the Acer Aspire E5-511 which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X240 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 1.7 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

Other 1.7GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to consider include the HP EliteBook 820, the Asus PU551LA, or the Acer Aspire E5-571 which is cheaper.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude E5540 (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the Acer Aspire E5-571 which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15 ($489.99) (8GB and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Fujitsu Lifebook U745; or the DELL Inspiron 15.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ThinkPad X240 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240 is 670GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB. At only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad X240.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X240 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8.7h battery life portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X240.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the S540 (9h), or the ThinkPad E550 (9h) both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 15 (9h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Latitude 12 E5250, and the Latitude 12 5000 ($1,295.00) both from DELL or the Lenovo ThinkPad E440 is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Inspiron 15 ($489.99) (1TB), or the Inspiron 15 ($410.07) (1TB) both from DELL or the MSI CX61 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo x240, lenovo p176232, lenovo 20al0081, lenovo p176232p, lenovo 20al0081u, lenovo 20al0081uk
Barcodes 00888228750354
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