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Lenovo X201 2 Core Intel Core I7-Xxx 2.13GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.1" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-Xxx 2.13GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Good Brand

2 in 1 laptops produced by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz. The Lenovo X201 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.13 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X201.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP Pavilion x360 (2.16GHz), or the Lenovo Yoga 2 (2.16GHz).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo X201 has a better processor family than most similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an AMD E processor family. Across all similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the worst processor family is Intel Pentium M and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X201 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports an 800MHz processor memory clock speed. 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X201 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo X201 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Laptops of this age and spec have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,700 RPM. The Lenovo X201 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo X201 which has eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X201 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X201 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Big L3 Cache

Laptops of this age and type have L3 caches of between 1MB and 4MB. With a L3 cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X201 has one of the bigger L3 caches amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X201 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The smallest processor cache of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X201 is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo X201 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of laptop is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. The Lenovo X201 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (2.933 gigahertz) amongst laptops of this age.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Narrow

With a width of only 295 millimeters, the Lenovo X201 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X201. The average width of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X201 is 320mm, and the widths range from 32mm to 390mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 560MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz. When compared to other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Lenovo X201 of only 566 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have checked the maximum processor memory bandwidth of, the Lenovo X201's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 17.1 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest. Notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X201 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 6.4GB/s and 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X201 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X201 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo X201 is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo X201 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the X201 have a front camera, however the Lenovo X201 does not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X201, the Lenovo X201 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 12 which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X201 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This Lenovo laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have an SSD storage medium. 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium amongst similar types of notebook PC.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the HP Pro x2 612 (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Slow System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 2.5 Gigatransfers per second, the Lenovo X201's system bus data transfer rate is one of the slowest amongst comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X201. The average system bus data transfer rate of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X201 is 5GT/s, and the system bus data transfer rates range from 2.5GT/s to 5GT/s.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X201 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X201. The smallest hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X201 is 32GB and the biggest is 1TB.

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Thick

With a height of 33.3 millimeters, the Lenovo X201 is one of the thickest 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the X201 amongst notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have heights of between 1.9mm and 240mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X201

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Battery Life

At 7.9 hours, the Lenovo X201 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X201.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Helix (8h), or the Yoga 2 (8h) both from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X201 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP ENVY x360 ($779.00) (6GB).

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Average Weight

At 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo X201 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X201 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X201.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo X201 has a relatively average screen size (12.1 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the X201.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Pro x2 612 (12.5").

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Physical Address Extension (PAE)
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Expert Reviews

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet looks like a regular laptop, but it has a trick up its sleeve -- the 12.1-inch display swivels on its hinge to fold flat, turning the ThinkPad into a tablet... Read more…

11 September 2010

Lenovo Thinkpad X201s 5143-4JG The Thinkpad X201s is almost as big, but somewhat lighter than the X201 , when it is also used with the 6 cell battery (manufacturer's data). However, the test...

27 August 2010

Solid build quality and a comfortable keyboard are expected of a ThinkPad; the X201 adds desktop performance and a half-day of battery life<br>...

16 July 2010

Not too long ago the 12-inch ThinkPad received its 2010 refresh. While the T series got a significant update (thus being changed from the T400 to the T410) the X series was simply changed from the... Read more…

12 June 2010

Lenovo ThinkPad X201s specs:i7-620LM (2GHz),2GB RAM,320GB 7200rpm HD,12. inch 1440×900 LCD,Intel HD graphics,Win7 Pro 32 bit,Intel 802.11agn wireless,Bluetooth,Modem,1Gb Ethernet,UltraNav,Secure... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 March 2015 by Ros - Oxon
(Verified Purchase)

My Thinkpad X201 arrived the day after ordering it from Edge Computers. It was securely packed and, on opening up the box, my first impression was that the machine looked like new. The battery was... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2015 by Ac17805
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent little computer. Highly recommended. Hard drive can be swapped out in less than a couple of minutes which is convenient if one needs to run Linux and Windows without having them on the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 April 2015 by Harry

I bought this Laptop Refurbished, Ive been using it for almost 2 years now and ive had no problems what so ever. Ive even dropped it and hit it on solid surfaces and it hasnt been damaged at all.... Read more…

Reviewed 11 September 2015 by M. L. Shaw
(Verified Purchase)

Can't fault the seller. Comments about the X201 model are no reflection of them. The X201 model has a small number of flaws, one of which is a tendency to overheat. This can be remedied quite... Read more…

Reviewed 13 February 2015 by Frances smith
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this just before Christmas, (from Edge Computers) and have been using it continuously ever since. Its a nice solid little machine, and is proving to be very reliable. There is no... Read more…

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