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Lenovo ThinkPad X250
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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB May 2015
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Ultrathin And UltralightWeighing in at less than 3 lbs and measuring 0.8" at its thickest point, the X250 is ultraportable without sacrificing anything in terms of ports, connectivity, or... More
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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Good Brand

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

Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 33h, and the average battery life is 8.7h. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 that we have assessed, the ThinkPad X250's battery life of 20 hours is one of the longest.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (21.8h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. Portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.2GB.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X250 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core laptops that were released more than a year ago.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X250 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X250 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X250 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the ThinkPad X250 (1.4kg), the X240 (1.4kg), or the ThinkPad X250 (1.4kg) all from Lenovo.

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Narrow

At only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250. The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that came out more than a year ago is 210mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 (13.1").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 16GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 530GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 256GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba Satellite Z30.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 640 ($299.99) (320GB).

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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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh. With a battery capacity of only 23 watt-hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X250 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ThinkPad X250 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The best Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X250 ($350.00) (2.3GHz), or the DELL Latitude 15 3550 (2.3GHz).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
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 Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro 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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Certificates
Certification
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers intel i55300, lenovo i55300, intel i55300u, lenovo p230665, lenovo i55300u, lenovo p230665p
Barcodes 00642968333617, 00642968333754, 00889233172797, 00889233173190, 00889233174432, 00889233175002, 00889233175552, 00889233178997, 00889233180204, 00889561459553
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