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Lenovo X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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Weighing in at less than 3 lbs and measuring 20.3mm 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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Five Industry Awards

This notebook PC is one of the most highly awarded by experts of all the medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

The editors of Computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com and Mobimaniak.pl all said that this portable PC was marvellous and gave it their "Editor's Choice" award.

Cnews.cz endorse this notebook PC and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Benchmark.pl gave this notebook PC a "Great Quality" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twenty expert reviews from sites including Techradar, PC Mag, computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com this notebook PC has an overall expert rating of 84%. Laptop experts think this medium processor core notebook PC is one of the better notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age.

Robust

A few Lenovo X250 owners considered that it was strong and durable. Claudiu Apostol wrote a few weeks ago “The laptop is very sturdy and light, having survived me crashing on top of it on the bed accidentally” in their review and scored the product very highly. Claudiu Apostol also wrote “Extremely sturdy build - Good sceen - Good performance - Two batteries, one of which is hotswapable Cons”. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com mentioned “Appealing for those who need a durable yet highly portable laptop w” in their Lenovo X250 review and scored this laptop 80 out of 100.

Some people considered that it was well made. Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Lenovo X250 on expert review site PC Mag “It's a solid entry into the category”. Notebookcheck.net mentioned in November last year “A solid development of the X240 is in the making with the ThinkPad X250” in their Lenovo X250 review. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review of this laptop on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk last year “Most modern laptops are built around either 13- or 15in screens, with a few outliers at 17in”.

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Good Size

Two customers wrote that this laptop was lightweight. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote in their review of the Lenovo X250 “When buying a lightweight laptop, you often have to choose between functionality” . Laptopmag.com also said “A snappy keyboard into a lightweight, durable package”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was compact. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review of the Lenovo X250 “The latest version of Lenovo's venerable ThinkPad X compact (successor to the X240 we reviewed in January 2014) delivers strong performance” .

One person who bought the Lenovo X250 reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Techradar.com wrote on Techradar in November last year “Lenovo's ThinkPad X250 (starting at $755, £669.99, AU$1,499) is an Ultrabook designed for people who want business-class power without having to lug around a chunky workstation” in their review of the Lenovo X250 and scored the Lenovo X250 70 out of 100.

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Good Battery Life

A few people reckoned that the product had a good battery life. This month Claudiu Apostol rated it as excellent and said on Amazon “Battery life is amazing” in their review of the Lenovo X250. Laptopmag.com wrote in their Lenovo X250 review “Lenovo's 12.5-inch ThinkPad X250 fits epic battery life” and gave it a score of 4 stars.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was a good design. Pcmag.com scored this laptop 4 stars and wrote in their Lenovo X250 review on expert website PC Mag “Long-time Lenovo fans will recognize both the clear continuation of ThinkPad design and the smaller refinements that”.

One Lenovo X250 reviewer who reviewed the Lenovo X250 considered that it was good looking. Techradar.com wrote “It doesn't perform exceptionally well and it isn't pretty.”.

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Easy to Use

One Lenovo X250 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Computershopper.com mentioned in their review “With its sharp screen, comfortable keyboard, good performance”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this spec and age. Most notebook PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the X250 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2979416_price], and the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X250 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the X250.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2979416_price], and the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price] both from DELL or the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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802.11g WiFi Standard

The Lenovo X250 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of a similar age and spec to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. In addition, this portable PC have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11b WiFi standards. The best Wi-Fi standard of all medium processor core laptops that came out more than a year ago is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Very Light

Across all the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X250 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. The Lenovo X250 is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X250.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price] (1.3kg), or the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2979416_price] (1.6kg) both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Narrow

At only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X250 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X250. Similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X250 have widths of between 210mm and 430mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Lenovo X250 owner mentioned that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections.

Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X250 has a very small screen size compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released one year ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 12.5" portable PCs currently available including the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] which has better reviews.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the X250 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory laptops to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price], and the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops of this age and type also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core laptops that were launched more than a year ago have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo X250 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to the X250 is 13GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X250

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X250.

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Average Battery Life

At 10.7 hours, the Lenovo X250 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X250.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 10.7h battery life portable PCs and we think the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X250.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] is also worth considering.

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5 Awards

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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...

Computershopper.com

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 i55200, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20cm004, lenovo 20cm0050, lenovo 20cm004y, lenovo 20cm004yu, lenovo 20cm0050u, lenovo 20cm0050uk, lenovo 20cm004yuk
Barcodes 00889800673917, 00889800676710, 00889800676918
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