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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Apr 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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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review
Lenovo Thinkpad X250 vs T450s Comparison

19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor core laptops produced by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad X250 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution amongst all notebook PCs of this type and age.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. The ThinkPad X250 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (2.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250.

Alternative 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkPad T540 ($550.69) which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire VN7-591G (2.9GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been around for 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. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X250 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

We compared this laptop to all the other 8GB internal memory laptops and we think the HP ZBook 14, and the DELL XPS 13 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ZBook 15 (16GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an HDD storage medium. 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium amongst all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media to this notebook PC and we think the T450, and the T550 both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50 (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad X250 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250 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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X250, the ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Portégé Z30-A, or the Portégé Z30-A both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X250 ($1,600.00).

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Portégé Z30-A, or the Portégé Z30-A both from Toshiba or the Lenovo X250 ($1,600.00) is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 is 1.7GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightness of the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 of 400 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest amongst laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250. The display brightnesss of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the X250 ($1,600.00), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon both from Lenovo or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. The ThinkPad X250 has one of the bigger cache memories (4 megabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the biggest processor caches amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

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Very Light

The average weight of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X250 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ThinkPad X250 (1.4kg), or the X240 (1.4kg) both from Lenovo or the Samsung ATIV Book 9 ($1,600.15) (1.4kg).

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Narrow

The ThinkPad X250 is fairly narrow (only 305.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250. The average width of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 360mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average screen size of medium processor core laptops that have been around for more than a year is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

There are a number of other 12.5" laptops currently available that you might want to consider including the HP EliteBook 820 G1 which is cheaper.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook S935 (13.3"), or the Toshiba Z30 (13.3") which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 256GB total storage capacity laptops and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP ZBook 14, and the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 is also worth considering.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad T550 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X250 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X250 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of this type and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB. The ThinkPad X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 10.7 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the X1 Carbon (10.9h), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (10.9h) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba Z30 (11h).

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Specification

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Memory Card
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Display
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Expert Reviews

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24 November 2015

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is designed to withstand the rigours of a tough professional and personal life. While still looking smart.Utter the words ?tough notebook? and the image that the mind... Read more…

24 July 2015

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z50 business ultraportable is ready to work hard, with ruggedized construction, a hot-swappable battery, and an Intel Core i5 processor...

23 July 2015

Most modern laptops are built around either 13- or 15in screens, with a few outliers at 17in. Then there are the ultra-ultraportables with 11in displays, but Lenovo's ThinkPad X250 sits just... Read more…

With its sharp screen, comfortable keyboard, good performance, and durability features, Lenovo's ThinkPad X250 comes as close to perfection as an ultraportable can. And how does two-day battery...

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26 June 2015

Lenovo arguably went overboard last year in tweaking the design of its premium ThinkPad X1 Carbon business laptop. After the inevitable backlash from ThinkPad users, it has rolled back some of the... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 22 April 2016 by Claudiu Apostol
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect laptop/ultrabook for on-the-go coding and hacking away at stuff (which is the reason i bought it for). Battery life is amazing. I'm dual booting Fedora and Windows 10 (using legacy boot... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

The item i got had a 1366x768 display. Not impressed, returning.

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