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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Nov 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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13 Reasons For

Four SATA III Connectors

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a four SATA III connector portable PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has more SATA connectors than most of the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. This portable PC is a four SATA connector notebook PC compared to most of the portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240 which only have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 5,743 expert and user reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core laptops.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X240 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X240 has a better processor family than most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This Lenovo portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the HP 350 G2, the Asus PU551LA, or the DELL Latitude 15 3550 is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X240, the ThinkPad X240 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the HP 350 G2, the Asus PU551LA, or the DELL Latitude 15 3550.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Light

Laptops that were launched more than a year ago have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X240 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440p (2.1kg and cheaper), or the Acer Aspire V3 (1.5kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

The widths of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 range from 210mm to 430mm. At only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X240 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X240. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. The smallest screen size of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP Probook 430 G2 (13.3") which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. 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.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Probook 430 G2, and the Toshiba C55 ($514.99) is also worth considering.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 820 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this portable PC and we think the HP 250 ($407.20) which has better reviews; or the Asus X555LA which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo G50-70 (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 laptops of this age and spec.

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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 noting that most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Inspiron 15 3542, or the Inspiron 15 ($299.99) both from DELL or the Acer Aspire E5 ($576.95) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of this age and spec is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. When compared to other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the ThinkPad X240 of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X240 over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the ThinkPad X240 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad E550 ($280.79) (9h), the ThinkPad E550 ($319.99) (9h), or the E550 ($399.00) (9h) all from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

Other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the Acer Aspire V3, or the HP ProBook 650 which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5 ($576.95) (1TB and cheaper), or the HP EliteBook 840 G2 (1TB and cheaper) or the Lenovo G70-70 (1TB and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Acer Aspire V3, and the Asus X555LA is also worth considering.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Medion Akoya E6415 (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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