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Lenovo X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-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 20.3mm 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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16 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This medium processor core notebook PC is one of the most awarded by notebook PC experts of all the laptops of this age and type.

This portable PC was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com and Mobimaniak.pl all of whom concluded that this notebook PC was terrific.

Cnews.cz decided that concluded that they would recommend this medium processor core notebook PC and gave it their "Recommended" award.

The writer at one more expert review site concluded that this notebook PC was good. This Lenovo portable PC received a "Great Quality" award from Benchmark.pl.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

Twenty experts from sites including Techradar, PC Mag, computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com have rated this Lenovo laptop on average 84%. This puts this Lenovo notebook PC in the top 10% of all the laptops of this age and spec when ranked by average expert review score.

Robust

A few people reckoned that it was strong and durable. In December Claudiu Apostol said on Amazon “The laptop is very sturdy and light, having survived me crashing on top of it on the bed accidentally”. Claudiu Apostol also wrote “Extremely sturdy build - Good sceen - Good performance - Two batteries, one of which is hotswapable Cons”. Last year expert website Mobiletechreview.com mentioned “Appealing for those who need a durable yet highly portable laptop w” in their Lenovo X250 review.

A few Lenovo X250 owners reckoned that it was well made. Pcmag.com mentioned in their review in December last year “It's a solid entry into the category” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars. Notebookcheck.net wrote “A solid development of the X240 is in the making with the ThinkPad X250” in their review. Pcadvisor.co.uk said in their review of the Lenovo X250 on expert website PC Advisor.co.uk in December last year “Most modern laptops are built around either 13- or 15in screens, with a few outliers at 17in”.

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Good Size

Several Lenovo X250 owners who reviewed the product thought it was lightweight. Laptopmag.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “When buying a lightweight laptop, you often have to choose between functionality”. Laptopmag.com also said “A snappy keyboard into a lightweight, durable package”.

One Lenovo X250 owner who bought this laptop considered that it was compact. Computershopper.com said “The latest version of Lenovo's venerable ThinkPad X compact (successor to the X240 we reviewed in January 2014) delivers strong performance” and rated it as excellent.

One customer who purchased it considered that it was heavy and bulky. In December last year expert review site Techradar.com mentioned “Lenovo's ThinkPad X250 (starting at $755, £669.99, AU$1,499) is an Ultrabook designed for people who want business-class power without having to lug around a chunky workstation” in their review.

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Good Battery Life

A few people who bought it thought it had a good battery life. Claudiu Apostol mentioned on Amazon “Battery life is amazing”. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “Lenovo's 12.5-inch ThinkPad X250 fits epic battery life”.

Nice Design

One customer who purchased it said that it was a good design. Pcmag.com gave the product a rating of 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert review site PC Mag “Long-time Lenovo fans will recognize both the clear continuation of ThinkPad design and the smaller refinements that”.

One Lenovo X250 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Techradar.com mentioned on Techradar “It doesn't perform exceptionally well and it isn't pretty.”.

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Easy to Use

One Lenovo X250 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert review site Computershopper.com scored the product 5 stars and said in their review of the Lenovo X250 “With its sharp screen, comfortable keyboard, good performance”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

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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 a similar age and spec to it. Most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago also have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price], the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price], and the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2979416_price] all from DELL is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X250, the Lenovo X250 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price], the Asus UX303LA-RO341H[plb_3136892_price], or the DELL Latitude 12 7000[plb_2870622_price] which has better reviews.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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802.11g WiFi Standard

The Lenovo X250 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This notebook PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. This portable PC also have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11b WiFi standards. Portable PCs that are a similar age to the X250 WiFi standards range from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Very Light

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. The Lenovo X250 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250 (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Narrow

The widths of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X250 range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X250 is one of the narrower comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X250 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One person reckoned that the Lenovo X250 was not good in terms of HDMI connections.

Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 12.5" portable PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Latitude 12 7000[pl_2870622_price], the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2899678_price], and the Latitude 12 E7240[pl_2962186_price] all from DELL is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Asus UX303LA-RO341H[plb_3136892_price] (13.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. 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 came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X250 is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo X250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar age and type to the X250 is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo X250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X250.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X250. The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X250 range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 650GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X250

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the X250.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 10.7 hours, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X250.

There are a number of alternative 10.7h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price].

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X250.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price].

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price], or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] which has better reviews.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Asus UX303LA-RO341H[plb_3136892_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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5 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(30)
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

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z50 business ultraportable is ready to work hard, with ruggedized construction, a hot-swappable battery, and an Intel Core i5 processor...

23 July 2015

Most modern laptops are built around either 13- or 15in screens, with a few outliers at 17in. Then there are the ultra-ultraportables with 11in displays, but Lenovo's ThinkPad X250 sits just... Read more…

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...

Computershopper.com

26 June 2015

Lenovo arguably went overboard last year in tweaking the design of its premium ThinkPad X1 Carbon business laptop. After the inevitable backlash from ThinkPad users, it has rolled back some of the... Read more…

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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 i55200, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20cm004, lenovo 20cm0050, lenovo 20cm004y, lenovo 20cm004yu, lenovo 20cm0050u, lenovo 20cm0050uk, lenovo 20cm004yuk
Barcodes 00889800673917, 00889800676710, 00889800676918
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