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Lenovo X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB May 2015
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With its weight starting at 1.42 kg and measuring 20.3 mm at its thickest point for the non-multitouch model with internal 3-cell and rear 3-cell batteries, the X250 is ultraportable without... More
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Popular Choice

The X250 is one the best selling portable PC currently available for purchase according to Amazon sales data.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews 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 portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X250 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X250.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst storage medium is HDD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo L450, or the Toshiba Z40.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the LG 13Z940 (SSD), or the HP EliteBook 840 (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the X250, or the E550 both from Lenovo or the HP Pavilion 17 is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 8.6h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h. The Lenovo X250 has one of the longer battery lifes (10.7 hours) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Other 10.7h battery life notebook PCs currently available which you might also want to consider include the L450, or the X250 both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (14h) which is also cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year, the Lenovo X250 has a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the X250, or the E550 both from Lenovo or the HP Pavilion 17 is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo X250 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average display brightness of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250 is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X250 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X250 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might want to look at including the ProBook 11, or the ZBook 14 G2 both from HP which is cheaper.

It is worth considering other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the DELL Inspiron 15.

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Very Light

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X250 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Lenovo X250 is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X250.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Acer Aspire V3-331 (1.5kg and cheaper), or the Lenovo X250 (1.4kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

Similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X250 have widths of between 28mm and 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. At only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X250 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X250 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X250.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Lenovo X250 has a fairly small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The smallest screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250 is 11" and the biggest is 18".

We compared this laptop to all the other 12.5" portable PCs and we think the Lenovo X250, and the HP Elitebook 820 G1 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo E31-70 (13.3" and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us (14" and cheaper).

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X250. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X250 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 450 G2 (500GB and cheaper), the DELL Inspiron 17 5758 (500GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo B50-80 (500GB and cheaper).

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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 frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh. The Lenovo X250 has a very small battery capacity (only 23 watt-hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X250.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo X250 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X250 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The Lenovo X250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X250 is 14GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X250.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1.5 Watts, the Lenovo X250 has one of the lower speaker power amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The lowest speaker power of laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X250 is 1W and the highest is 4W.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo X250 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most laptops that came out around the same time as it. The best Wi-Fi standard of all similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X250 is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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4 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 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X250.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.3GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 12 E5250.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba A50 (2.7GHz and higher rated); or the Lenovo Z51-70 (2.4GHz and cheaper), or the HP ZBook 14 G2 (2.4GHz and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the X250.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Design
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Cache
Processor Cache
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 (64-Bit)
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
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 Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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 TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
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
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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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