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Lenovo X220 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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12 Reasons For

Popular Choice

The X220 is one the best selling portable PC currently available for sale according to sales data from Amazon.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X220 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X220, the Lenovo X220's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo X220 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all laptops manufactured by Lenovo.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X220 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T430[plb_1534067_price] (2.6GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X220 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The Lenovo X220 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.2 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo X220 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X220 is one of the lightest comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1414755_price] (1.4kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

With a width of only 305 millimeters, the Lenovo X220 is one of the narrower comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220 amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X220 use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Lenovo X220 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X220 have a front camera, however the Lenovo X220 does not have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at including the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2542189_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X220 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X220 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X220.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2379667_price] (13.3"), or the Portégé Z30-A[pl_2450897_price] (13.3") both from Toshiba or the DELL XPS 13[plb_1542052_price] (13.3") which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X220 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the DELL XPS 13[plb_2601999_price], or the Lenovo X240[plb_2473900_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of laptops that were released around the same time as the X220 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X220.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Samsung NP3530EC[plb_1552133_price] (500GB), or the Lenovo T540p[plb_1873372_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo T430[plb_1534067_price], or the Samsung NP3530EC[plb_1552133_price].

If the storage medium of this Lenovo portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2363540_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220's hard drive capacity is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X220. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X220 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The slowest memory clock speed of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X220 is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Lenovo X220 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the HP EliteBook 850[plb_2421956_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price] which is also cheaper.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X220

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Lenovo released the X220.

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X220 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Samsung NP3530EC[plb_1552133_price] (6GB and cheaper).

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Specification

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System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots (available)
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
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Line-in
TV Out Port
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Port
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
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® 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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
HDD Recovery
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
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Width
Packaging Data
Mouse Included
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Internal Modem
TV in Port
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
LAN Controller
Power Requirements
Wireless Technology
HDD User Password
Display
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Type

12 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(58)
7 June 2012

This laptop is a no-nonsense machine, a philosophy that permeates every aspect of its design and performance. With its bland appearance, the X220 is unlikely to turn any heads. On the performance... Read more…

7 May 2012

Powerful with amazing battery life, but an Ultrabook is a cheaper option...

30 March 2012

It might not be sleek and sexy, but the 12in Lenovo ThinkPad X220 laptop has it where it counts: a rugged chassis, amazing keyboard, completely flexible and upgradable specifications including 3G,...

Trusted Reviews

23 March 2012

Say hello to the Lenovo ThinkPad X220, a splendid example of the Chinese manufacturer's commitment to powerful business machines. Weighing only 1.7kg, the ThinkPad X220 can easily be carried... Read more…

23 March 2012

Say hello to the Lenovo ThinkPad X220, a splendid example of the Chinese manufacturer's commitment to powerful business machines.Weighing only 1.7kg, the ThinkPad X220 can easily be carried around... Read more…

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User Reviews

(23)
Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Sparky
(Verified Purchase)

Great value...

Reviewed 15 May 2016 by Sarah Boylan
(Verified Purchase)

Came quickly and is just what I am looking for for college :-)...

(Verified Purchase)

Bought it for a friend, had to reinstall the OS in the first week but the BSOD continued, fiabkky took it to a store looks like we need a new harddrive. It came with a guarantee/warranty but... Read more…

Reviewed 26 March 2016 by Freespace
(Verified Purchase)

Laptop ordered Sunday and arrived on Tuesday, very fast shipping. Mine was purchased from Edge Computers, and cosmetically was a grade B by my books (scratched paint, loose fittings around the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

This is a nice little laptop. Compact and has roughly the same power as my Macbook Pro. I like machines of this age because they were powerful beasties in their day but are now available at a... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i52520, lenovo i52520m, lenovo i52520m4, lenovo i52520m4g, lenovo lcd4gb320, lenovo i52520m4gb, lenovo lcd4gb320g, lenovo lcd4gb320gb
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