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Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Feb 2015
Processor Core Processor Family Processor Clock Speed Internal Memory Release Date
With its weight starting at 1.42 kg and measuring 20.3 mm at its thickest point for the non-multitouch model with internal 3-cell and rear 3-cell batteries, the X250 is ultraportable without... More
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of this age and spec.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X250 range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to 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 portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (SSD).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250 is 8.7h. With a battery life of 10.7 hours, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (10.9h), or the Toshiba Z30 (11h).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X250, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X250 is 270 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Very Light

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X250 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X250 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the X240 (1.4kg), or the ThinkPad X240 ($429.99) (1.4kg) both from Lenovo.

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Narrow

Across all the laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X250 the widths range from 210mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X250.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year is 530GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. The ThinkPad X250 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo L450 (192GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250. The screen sizes of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this medium processor core notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire V3-331 (13.3").

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250, the ThinkPad X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X250 is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Only Windows 7 Professional Recovery Operating System

The ThinkPad X250 has a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system which is better than the Windows 8 recovery operating system found on most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Across all notebook PCs of this age and type the recovery operating system ranges from Windows 10 Pro to Windows 8.1 Pro.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Lenovo laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and 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
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 Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI 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
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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
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 lenovo 5300u8, lenovo ram180, lenovo ram180g, lenovo ram180gb
Barcodes 00889233309261, 00889233310724, 00889233311271, 00889233313985, 00889561540237
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