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Lenovo X230 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Mar 2013
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Tough, slim and light, the ThinkPad X230 elevates the business laptop to a new level with its vivid IPS display, purer sound and peerless keyboard ergonomics. Start faster, resume faster and... More
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16 Reasons For

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 of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

Notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X230 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3. The Lenovo X230 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions (3) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X230 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X230.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo X230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire portable PC range.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo X230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X230 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X230 is 24h. The Lenovo X230 has one of the longer battery lifes (9.9 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X230 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo X230 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X230. Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the X230 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X230. The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 66 watt-hours, the Lenovo X230 has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average battery capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X230 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 100Wh.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo X230 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Light

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X230 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X230.

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Narrow

At only 305 millimeters, the Lenovo X230 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X230. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the widths range from 38mm to 430mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo X230 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X230 have a front camera, however the Lenovo X230 does not have a front camera.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X230 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". The Lenovo X230 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X230 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the X230.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X230 is 520GB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X230 is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. The Lenovo X230 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X230.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230 is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X230.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X230, the Lenovo X230 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo X230 is a one USB 2.0 port laptop.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X230

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Lenovo released the X230.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X230 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this age and type. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most laptops of this type and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
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
Maximum Number of SMP Processors
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Display Number of Colours
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
Built-In Wi-Fi Switch
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
Data Network
4G Standard
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
TV Out Port
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
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
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Port
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Bundled Software
Operating System Architecture
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
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® 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 Output Voltage
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Height (front)
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
Handheld Remote Control
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Altitude
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
Technical Details
Built-In Optical Drive
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Floppy Drive Installed
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Display
Type

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Expert Reviews

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28 February 2013

The native resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is 1366 x 768 pixels on a 12.5-inch display. It features a built-in 0.9-megapixel webcam capable of shooting at 720p, as well as integrated Dolby... Read more…

7 September 2012

If you're in a mobile occupation where mixing laptop and tablet functions will enhance your productivity, this ThinkPad convertible is an attractive offering?but you'll soon have a number of less...

31 July 2012

For ThinkPad enthusiasts the change of keyboards is the X230?s defining feature. There are already some nasty rage-reviews on Lenovo?s website. Personally, I like the keyboard, and I would...

Pcper.com

18 July 2012

As a laptop for on-the-go productivity, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is an excellent performer, with the best productive capability we've seen in a business ultraportable. However, if your notebook...

Itproportal.com

Lisa Gade compares the Sony S VAIO 13.3? and the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 notebooks, both running 3r gen Intel Core CPUs Ivy Bridge...

If you're after a small laptop that's also powerful and comfortable to type on, the ThinkPad X230 is perfect. It has an excellent, backlit keyboard and its screen is also splendid. The only thing...

Good Gear Guide.com.au

27 June 2012

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 picks up right where the previous model left off, with category-leading performance and portability...

PC Mag

11 June 2012

ThinkPads have always been more than the sum of their parts, and the X230 is no exception. IT departments and fans will love the laptop and the vast array of support and warranty options that come...

11 June 2012

ThinkPads have always been more than the sum of their parts, and the X230 is no exception. IT departments and fans will love the laptop and the vast array of support and warranty options that come...

9 June 2012

Fans of the classic ThinkPad won't be disappointed with the X230. It's the X series you love with the same rugged styling and construction, eraserhead cursor control, and comfortable... Read more…

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