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Lenovo X230 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Dec 2012
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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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21 Reasons For

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X230 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo X230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst portable PCs of this age.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the Lenovo X230 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X230 have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Lenovo X230 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X230. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1GHz.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X230 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most portable PCs of this type and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X230.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops of a similar type and age to the X230 is 2h and the longest is 4,400h. With a battery life of 10.3 hours, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the laptops that were released more than two years ago the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X230.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X230 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X230 is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Fairly Fast Processor Front Side Bus

The Lenovo X230 has one of the faster processor front side bus (1,600 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average processor front side bus of laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 1,400MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this spec and age.

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Six Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X230 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo X230 which has six battery cells.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 62.4 watt-hours, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X230. The average battery capacity of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X230 is 50Wh.

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Light

The average weight of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 2.2kg. At only 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X230.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Shallow

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the X230 have depths of between 8" and 15", and the average depth is 9.6". With a depth of only 8.13 inches, the Lenovo X230 is one of the shallower notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 12 inches, the Lenovo X230 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X230 the widths range from 9.6" to 17", and the average width is 14".

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Narrow

The narrowest notebook PC of a similar age and type to the X230 is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm. At only 305 millimeters, the Lenovo X230 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X230.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo X230 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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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 similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a similar spec and 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.

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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 are a similar age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this type and age do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo X230 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X230. The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X230

Released Over Four Years Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X230 has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a relatively average total storage capacity 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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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X230 has a relatively standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X230.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor 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
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
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
4G
4G Standard
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
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® 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
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i53320, lenovo i53320m
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