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

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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Weighing in at less than 3 lbs and measuring 0.8" 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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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other laptops of this age and type that we have assessed the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of, the ThinkPad X250's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,358 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this spec and age. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X250 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250, the ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 10.7 hours, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The battery lifes of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If this Lenovo notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the X1 Carbon (10.9h), the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (10.9h), or the X1 Carbon (10.9h) all from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250. The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Light

The average weight of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X250 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (1.4kg).

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Narrow

The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that has been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 is 28mm wide and the widest is 430mm. With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X250 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on notebook PCs of a similar 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Toshiba L75 (6GB and higher rated).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The ThinkPad X250 has a very small battery capacity (only 23 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X250 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X250 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 14GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.7 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X250. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 8GB to 1TB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo T550 (2.3GHz).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

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

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus X551MAV.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Specification

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Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
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
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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 Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Certification
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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