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Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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The ThinkPad X240s is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad laptop we offer. Weighing in at 2.8 lbs and less than 18mm at its thickest point, it's smaller than the diameter of a nickel. Ultraportable... More
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The ThinkPad X240 has more SATA III connectors than most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however this notebook PC has four SATA III connectors.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has more SATA connectors than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. This Lenovo laptop is a four SATA connector laptop compared to most of the notebook PCs of this age and spec which only have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable 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.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this type and age is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,000 megahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X240 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. The ThinkPad X240 has one of the bigger internal memory (8 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X240 has a better storage medium than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This Lenovo laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X240 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240, the ThinkPad X240 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X240 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Light

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the ThinkPad X240 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2781602_price] (1.3kg).

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Narrow

Portable PCs of this age and type have widths of between 28mm and 430mm. With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 amongst portable PCs of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The ThinkPad X240 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X240 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T550[plb_2881392_price] (180GB).

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Quite Small Screen Size

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240's screen size of only 12.5 inches is one of the smallest. The screen sizes of laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_3007628_price] (13.3").

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 that we have checked the processor clock speed of, the ThinkPad X240's processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the DELL Vostro 15 3558[plb_2926403_price] (1.7GHz) which is also higher rated.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X240 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X240 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago that we have checked, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The average maximum internal memory of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 is 14GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 128 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad X240 is a 128 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad X240.

Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo S540[plb_2781844_price] (9h).

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo 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
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54300, lenovo i54300u

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