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Lenovo X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Jun 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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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all portable PCs produced by Lenovo.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X250 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 10.7 hours, the Lenovo X250 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250 range from 2.5h to 24h.

If this laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Z30 (11h) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Lenovo X250 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X250 is 5,800 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X250 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo X250 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X250 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². The Lenovo X250 has a quite bright display brightness (300 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the X250.

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Very Light

The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X250 range from 940g to 3.8kg. The Lenovo X250 is one of the lighter portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X250 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Tecra Z40 (1.5kg), or the Tecra Z40 (1.5kg) both from Toshiba.

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Narrow

The narrowest laptop of this age and type is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The Lenovo X250 is one of the narrower portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X250 (only 305.5 millimeters) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Lenovo X250 has a fairly small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Z30t (13.3" and higher rated).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X250 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The Lenovo X250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Laptops of a comparable age and type to the X250 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo X250 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of this spec and age have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The Wi-Fi standard of all portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X250 ranges from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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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

The Lenovo X250 has a relatively standard processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the X250.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on laptops of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X250 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X250.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon ($350.00) (512GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X250.

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Expert Reviews

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24 November 2015

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23 July 2015

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26 June 2015

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i55300, lenovo i55200, lenovo i55300u, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20cm0050, lenovo 20cm0050u, lenovo 20cm0050uk, lenovo 20cls0am00
Barcodes 00889233830437, 00889800673917
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