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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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The 12.5" ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook is thin, light, built to last, and ready for business. Power Bridge technology lets you go ten or more hours without plugging in, vPro gives you the ultimate in... More
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the ThinkPad X240 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper portable PCs such as the Portégé Z30-A, or the Portégé Z30-A both from Toshiba.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo ThinkPad X240.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X240 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the ThinkPad X240, the X240, or the X240 all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Light

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of this spec and age (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (1.5kg), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (1.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Narrow

Laptops of this type and age have widths of between 38mm and 430mm. The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is fairly narrow (only 305.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 12.5" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP EliteBook 820 G1.

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 (14"), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (14") which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of this type and age have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the Tecra Z40, or the Z30 both from Toshiba or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 which is cheaper.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 (1.7GHz and cheaper), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon (1.7GHz and cheaper).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.

Other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 which is cheaper.

If this medium processor core notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook Folio 1040 (8GB), or the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X240 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo X1 Carbon.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The ThinkPad X240 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 200 candellas per square meter) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 have display brightnesss of between 20 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the similar spec laptops that have been available for more than two years the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. The ThinkPad X240 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. The ThinkPad X240 has a fairly low speaker power (only 1.5 Watts) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this Lenovo notebook PC was released.

Average Battery Life

The ThinkPad X240 has a fairly standard battery life (8.7 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (9h and cheaper).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including the HP EliteBook 820 G1 which is cheaper.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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