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Lenovo X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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The ThinkPad X240 is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad laptop we offer. Weighing in at less than 3 lbs and measuring 0.8 inches at its thickest point, the X240 is ultraportable without... More
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19 Reasons For

Very New PCI Express Slot Version

Ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the X240 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type that we have checked, the PCI Express slot version of the Lenovo X240 of 3 is one of the newest.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo X240 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X240. Most of the ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however this notebook PC has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo X240 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X240 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its laptops. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its ultrabooks.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the X240 that we have checked, the Lenovo X240's processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz is one of the fastest. Ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the X240 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 2.9GHz.

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Very Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the X240 range from 3.1h to 18h, and the average battery life is 8.5h. When compared to other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the battery life of the Lenovo X240 of 17.4 hours is one of the longest.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X240, the Lenovo X240 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X240 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a similar spec and age to it. Most ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that came out more than two years ago.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on ultrabooks that are a similar age 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.

If the storage medium of this ultrabook is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13 ($719.00) (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (SSD).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo X240's internal memory of 8 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo X240 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this age and spec is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the X240 the maximum internal memories range from 16GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo X240 has one of the bigger maximum internal memories amongst laptops of this age.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X240 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The average weight of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X240 is 1.6kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo X240 (1.4kg).

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X240 is one of the narrower ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the X240 amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average width of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 330mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X240 does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X240 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14".

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Asus UX301LA (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 the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X240 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo X240 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the X240 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 72Wh. At only 23.2 watt-hours, the Lenovo X240 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years have between two and seven battery cells, including the Lenovo X240 which has three battery cells.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo X240 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

The Lenovo X240 has one of the smaller cache memories (only 3 megabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest cache memory of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X240 is 2MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X240

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the X240 over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X240 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X240.

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Specification

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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
Conflict Free Processor
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board 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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
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Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

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30 January 2014

The latest-generation ThinkPad X240 delivers the features and durability you'd expect, along with astonishing battery life. A few design choices won't be to everyone's liking, but on balance this...

Computershopper.com

25 January 2014

For me, that price is too steep when competitors like the MacBook Air offer all-day endurance in a larger, lighter frame. The ThinkPad X240 is inarguably an impressive display of what's possible...

23 January 2014

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a powerful business laptop sporting a Core i5 Haswell CPU, a speedy solid-state drive, and a 12.5-inch IPS touch-screen display. You'll pay top dollar for this...

PC Mag

18 December 2013

There's a lot to like about the X240?especially if Lenovo delivers on the optional 1080p IPS panel in the near future. The company has tweaked a few things here and there, mostly for the better...

Digitaltrends.com

9 December 2013

The all-new Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a lightweight business-oriented laptop that delivers extremely long battery life, decent performance and a touch screen display. For business-use, the design is... Read more…

2 December 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 delivers amazing battery life, powerful performance and a durable design, making it the best business ultraportable yet.

Laptopmag.com

30 November 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a small, robust, and all-around solid laptop that offers everything you need in a small system without being boisterous or in your face about it. The feel of the laptop...

1 February 2014

Desde que IBM dejó partir a Lenovo , éste ha conseguido desarrollar una exitosa carrera para el portátil ThinkPad, manteniéndolo con vida después de muchos años y bien conceptuado por la... Read more…

24 January 2014

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54300, lenovo i54300u, lenovo 20am0054, lenovo 20am0054u, lenovo 20am0054us
Barcodes 00888228527383, 00888228527642, 00888228527857, 00888228529356, 00888228529615, 00888228532035, 08882285293566
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