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Lenovo X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Aug 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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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review
Quick Review of the Lenovo Thinkpad x250 Running Ubuntu 16 10

9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X250 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the X250.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X250 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X250 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X250 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo X250 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X250.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Light

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X250 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X250 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X250.

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Narrow

With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X250 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The narrowest portable PC of a comparable age and spec to the X250 is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X250 is 11" and the biggest is 18". When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo X250's screen size of only 12.5 inches is one of the smallest.

There are a number of alternative 12.5" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2962186_price].

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus UX303LA-RO341H[plb_3136892_price] (13.3") which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Battery Life

Portable PCs of this type and age have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h. The Lenovo X250 has a fairly short battery life (only 5.2 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X250.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire ES1-531[plb_3007315_price] (5.5h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec. 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo X250 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X250 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo X250 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X250 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X250. The smallest hard drive capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X250 is 5GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X250

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X250.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S[plb_3003530_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB), or the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X250.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us[plb_3010778_price] (6GB).

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Processor Socket
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System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
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
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 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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 i55200, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20cm004, lenovo 20cm0050, lenovo 20cm004y, lenovo 20cm004yu, lenovo 20cm0050u, lenovo 20cm0050uk, lenovo 20cm004yuk
Barcodes 00889800673917, 00889800676918
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