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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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The 12.5" ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook is thin, light, built to last, and ready for business. Power Bridge technology lets you go ten or more hours without plugging in, vPro gives you the ultimate in... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240, the ThinkPad X240 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to consider including the DELL XPS 15, or the Lenovo T530.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include the Toshiba Satellite Z30 which is cheaper.

Other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the EliteBook 850, or the EliteBook 820 G1 both from HP.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

The weights of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the TECRA Z40 (1.5kg), or the Tecra Z40 (1.5kg) both from Toshiba or the Asus UX301LA (1.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Narrow

The average width of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years is 360mm, and the widths range from 28mm to 430mm. The ThinkPad X240 is one of the narrower medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 (only 305.5 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X240. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

There are a number of other 12.5" laptops currently available that you might also want to consider including the HP EliteBook 820 G1 which is cheaper; or the Lenovo X220 ($2,453.32) which has better reviews.

If this Lenovo laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus Zenbook UX301LA (13.3" and cheaper), the DELL Latitude 14 E7440 (14" and cheaper), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14" and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago. 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.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

We compared all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed laptops to this portable PC and we think the Satellite Z30, and the Tecra Z40 both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.7GHz), or the DELL Latitude 14 E7440 (1.9GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB. The ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra A50 (8GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8GB and cheaper).

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo X1 Carbon which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 is 12GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Lenovo portable PC was released over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a pretty standard battery life (8.7 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (9h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Latitude 14 E7440, the HP EliteBook 850 G1, or the Lenovo L540.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Z50 (1TB and cheaper) or the Lenovo Z51 (1TB and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
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 Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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