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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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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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14 Reasons For

Four SATA Connectors

Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the ThinkPad X240 has four SATA connectors.

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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 Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 970MHz. At 1,100 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X240 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. Most medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X240 has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. This Lenovo portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most laptops of a similar age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 the processor family ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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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 of this age and type.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2871919_price], or the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2450897_price] both from Toshiba.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo X240[plb_2984080_price].

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.

It is worth also looking at other laptops which also have a front camera including the X240[pl_2708337_price], or the X240[pl_2984080_price] both from Lenovo or the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2783808_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240 that we have checked the hard drive speed of, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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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 typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The ThinkPad X240 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240 the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 32GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 9.1GB.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X240 is one of the lighter similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

There are a number of other 1.4kg heavy laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2740371_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the X240[pl_2708337_price] (1.4kg), or the ThinkPad X250[pl_2740355_price] (1.4kg) both from Lenovo.

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Narrow

The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that has been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 210mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is one of the narrower medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 (only 305.5 millimeters) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240 range from 100MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of this age and type is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 that we have checked the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 is 10" and the biggest is 18". The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240.

Alternative 12.5" portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2740371_price], or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1870629_price].

If you want a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Toshiba Z30[plb_2917671_price] (13.3") which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this age and type. 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 1.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.9GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP ProBook 440[plb_2790269_price].

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Portégé Z30-A[plb_2871919_price] (2GHz), the Lenovo ThinkPad T550[plb_2823866_price] (2.2GHz), or the HP Elitebook 1040 G2[plb_2979403_price] (2.2GHz) 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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240. The smallest internal memory of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including a cheaper notebook PC such as the Lenovo ThinkPad T540[plb_2472021_price] or you might consider a higher scoring notebook PC such as the HP ProBook 440[plb_2790269_price].

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite E45-B[plb_2845255_price] (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most portable PCs of this type and age 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 laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2831123_price], or the X250[pl_2928645_price] both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X240 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad X240 has a very small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 is 13GB.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 630GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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3 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

With a battery life of 8.7 hours, the ThinkPad X240 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

If you are looking for a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad E450[plb_2861657_price] (9h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240.

Other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2800102_price], or the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_1870629_price] which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite E45-B[plb_2845255_price] (750GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
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 My WiFi Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) 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
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
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

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