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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB May 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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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Good Brand

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad X250 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

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

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X250. The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X250 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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Very Long Battery Life

The ThinkPad X250 has one of the longest battery lifes (20 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The shortest battery life of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 2.5h and the longest is 24h.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Laptops that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 is 6.3GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (12GB).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a better processor family than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of this type and age is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speed of the ThinkPad X250 of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest amongst notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The slowest hard drive speed of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Unlike most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year which do not have a touch sensitive screen, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Big Cache Memory

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a very big cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. The cache memories of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ThinkPad X250 has a fairly big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The processor caches of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad X250 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 (1.5kg).

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Narrow

Portable PCs of this spec and age have widths of between 28mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X250 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X250. Across all the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops 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 Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ThinkPad X250 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only Windows 7 Professional Recovery Operating System

The ThinkPad X250 has a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have a Windows 8 recovery operating system. The recovery operating system of all notebook PCs of this age and type ranges from Windows 10 Pro (worst) to Windows 8.1 Pro (best).

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 5GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ThinkPad X250 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most portable PCs of this age and type. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the Wi-Fi standard ranges from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad X250 is a two USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250.

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Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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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

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23 July 2015

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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...

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20cl001, lenovo 20cl001b, lenovo 20cl001bu, lenovo 20cl001buk
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