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Lenovo ThinkPad 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 May 2015
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Ultrathin And UltralightWeighing 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... More
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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review
Quick Review of the Lenovo Thinkpad x250 Running Ubuntu 16 10

12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all laptops of this age and spec.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of notebook PC.

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Very Long Battery Life

When compared to other portable PCs of this age and spec that we have checked the battery life of, the ThinkPad X250's battery life of 20 hours is one of the longest. Across all the notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (21.8h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X250 is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X250 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of portable PCs of this type and age range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a very fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the ThinkPad X250 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Light

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

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP ProBook 430 (1.5kg).

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Narrow

Similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 have widths of between 28mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250 (only 305.5 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Very Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 is 11" and the biggest is 18". The ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31 (13.1").

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been on the market 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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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X250 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst laptops of this age.

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Only Windows 7 Professional Recovery Operating System

The ThinkPad X250 has a better recovery operating system than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC has a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have a Windows 8 recovery operating system. Across all laptops of this age and type the best recovery operating system is Windows 8.1 Pro and the worst is Windows 10 Pro.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ThinkPad X250 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the worst Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the HP ZBook 15 (2.4GHz), or the DELL Inspiron 17 5749 (2.4GHz).

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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 frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550 (508GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X250 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X250.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
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
Island-Style 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 TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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
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)

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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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