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Lenovo X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Apr 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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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review
Quick Review of the Lenovo Thinkpad x250 Running Ubuntu 16 10

8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X250 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X250, the Lenovo X250 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X250 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the X250 also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X250 is 5,800 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X250 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X250 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this age and type amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the X250 is 2kg.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the X250[pl_2979064_price] (1.4kg), or the X240[pl_2939879_price] (1.4kg) both from Lenovo.

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Narrow

The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X250 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X250 that we have assessed, the screen size of the Lenovo X250 of only 12.5 inches is one of the smallest. Portable PCs of this spec and age have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the UX303LA-RO341H[pl_3136892_price] (13.3"), or the UX303UB[pl_2993330_price] (13.3") both from Asus which also has a higher rating.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age, the Lenovo X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo X250 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X250 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops of this type and age is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo X250 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X250.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 690GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 5GB to 2TB. The Lenovo X250 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X250.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X250

Average Processor Clock Speed

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

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X250.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X250.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (512GB), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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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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