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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB May 2015
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Weighing 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 durability. Full-sized and... More
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

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 the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X250 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 33h, and the average battery life is 8.7h. The ThinkPad X250 has a very long battery life (20 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo W550s (21.8h) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that were launched around the same time as it. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 6.2GB. The ThinkPad X250 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a better processor family than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago processor families range from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.7GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X250 which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ThinkPad X250 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Cache Memory

With a cache memory of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the bigger cache memories amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The average cache memory of portable PCs that have been available for more than a year is 3.1MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago range from 1MB to 6MB. When compared to other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250, the processor cache of the ThinkPad X250 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Very Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad X250 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X250. The weights of medium processor core laptops that were released one year ago range from 940g to 3.8kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Acer Aspire V3 (1.5kg).

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Narrow

The narrowest portable PC that has been around for more than a year is 210mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The ThinkPad X250 is quite narrow (only 305.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Z30 (13.3").

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. 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.

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

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is a three battery cell count laptop. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

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

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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 medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as it. Across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the worst recovery operating system is Windows 10 Pro and the best is Windows 8.1 Pro.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. The Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 ranges from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

Most notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 have between one and four USB 3.0 ports, including the ThinkPad X250 which has two USB 3.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250.

Other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Asus BU201LA which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Specification

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Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
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ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
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
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Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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Battery
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20cl001, lenovo 20cl001b, lenovo 20cl001bu, lenovo 20cl001buk
Barcodes 00889233308349, 00889561957301
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