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Lenovo X220 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Sep 2012
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Engineered for today's mobile professionals, the ThinkPad X220 features the quality and performance Lenovo users have come to expect and increased audio, video and communications features that... More
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15 Reasons For

Best Seller

The X220 is a popular choice of notebook PC according to sales data from Amazon.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X220. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the X220 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo X220 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X220. Medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X220 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 380MHz.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 5,743 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its laptops. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor core laptops compared to other brands.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X220.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T410 (2.53GHz), the DELL Latitude E6430 (2.6GHz), or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544 (2.6GHz).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X220 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the Latitude 3330, and the Latitude 3330 both from DELL which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the HP Probook 450 ($449.95) is also worth considering.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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Light

With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo X220 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X220 amongst medium processor core laptops of this age. The lightest similar spec portable PC that is a comparable age to the X220 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220, the hard drive speed of the Lenovo X220 of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs of this age and type.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Narrow

At only 305 millimeters, the Lenovo X220 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X220. Across all the medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the X220 the widths range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The maximum processor memory bandwidths of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220 range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s. When compared to other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the maximum processor memory bandwidth of, the Lenovo X220's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most medium processor core laptops that came out more than two years ago use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Lenovo X220 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo X220 has a fairly small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X220 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18".

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Latitude 3330 (13.3" and cheaper), the Latitude 3330 (13.3" and cheaper), or the Latitude 3330 (13.3" and cheaper) all from DELL.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X220 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo X220 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the DELL Latitude 3330, or the HP ProBook 450 which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X220 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. The Lenovo X220 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X220.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP 250 (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the HP 2570p which has better reviews.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the HP Stream 11 (SSD and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a very small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X220. The hard drive capacity of laptops of a comparable type and age to the X220 range from 120GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speed of the Lenovo X220 of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X220 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo X220 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

The Lenovo X220 has a fairly slow processor front side bus (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X220. The average processor front side bus of laptops that were released around the same time as the X220 is 1,400MHz.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X220

Released Over Four Years Ago

Lenovo released the X220 over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X220 has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.8 hours, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the X220.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the HP 2570p (9.3h) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X220 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X220.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus R512CA (6GB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Total Storage Capacity
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Hard Drive Interface
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Display
Screen Size
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Optical Drive
Audio
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Audio System
Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
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SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
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USB 2.0 Port
Keyboard
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Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Supported Instruction Set
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CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Certificates
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Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
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Expert Reviews

(58)
7 June 2012

This laptop is a no-nonsense machine, a philosophy that permeates every aspect of its design and performance. With its bland appearance, the X220 is unlikely to turn any heads. On the performance... Read more…

7 May 2012

Powerful with amazing battery life, but an Ultrabook is a cheaper option...

30 March 2012

It might not be sleek and sexy, but the 12in Lenovo ThinkPad X220 laptop has it where it counts: a rugged chassis, amazing keyboard, completely flexible and upgradable specifications including 3G,...

Trusted Reviews

23 March 2012

Say hello to the Lenovo ThinkPad X220, a splendid example of the Chinese manufacturer's commitment to powerful business machines. Weighing only 1.7kg, the ThinkPad X220 can easily be carried... Read more…

23 March 2012

Say hello to the Lenovo ThinkPad X220, a splendid example of the Chinese manufacturer's commitment to powerful business machines.Weighing only 1.7kg, the ThinkPad X220 can easily be carried around... Read more…

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Sparky
(Verified Purchase)

Great value...

Reviewed 15 May 2016 by Sarah Boylan
(Verified Purchase)

Came quickly and is just what I am looking for for college :-)...

(Verified Purchase)

Bought it for a friend, had to reinstall the OS in the first week but the BSOD continued, fiabkky took it to a store looks like we need a new harddrive. It came with a guarantee/warranty but... Read more…

Reviewed 26 March 2016 by Freespace
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Laptop ordered Sunday and arrived on Tuesday, very fast shipping. Mine was purchased from Edge Computers, and cosmetically was a grade B by my books (scratched paint, loose fittings around the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

This is a nice little laptop. Compact and has roughly the same power as my Macbook Pro. I like machines of this age because they were powerful beasties in their day but are now available at a... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i52520, lenovo i52520m, lenovo i52520m4, lenovo i52520m4g, lenovo i52520m4gb
Barcodes 00191120082868, 00645743280915, 00885649584346
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