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Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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The 12.5" ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook is thin, light, built to last, and ready for business. Power Bridge technology lets you go ten or more hours without plugging in, vPro gives you the ultimate in... More
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12 Reasons For

Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo ultrabooks and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad X240 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X240.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 1366 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X240 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X240 has a front camera. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X240 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

This laptop has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a similar age to it. 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.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the DELL XPS 13[plb_2111443_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop 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 that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X240 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Very Narrow

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240 have widths of between 280mm and 420mm, and the average width is 330mm. With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X240 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240 range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The ThinkPad X240 has a very small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago. Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14".

If you want a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Asus UX301LA[plb_3353474_price] (13.3").

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ThinkPad X240 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz. The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3120631_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X240 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB. The ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The ThinkPad X240 is a two USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X240 over two years ago.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this portable PC and we think the Acer Aspire S7-392[plb_2089896_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the X1 Carbon[pl_3538075_price] (9h), or the X1 Carbon[pl_3103670_price] (9.9h) both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

If this ultrabook total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2778550_price] (500GB).

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2073679_price] (1.4kg).

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Specification

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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
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel 64
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Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo ddr3, lenovo ddr3l, lenovo 20ama2, lenovo i54200, lenovo 20ama2n, lenovo i54200u, lenovo 20ama2nc, lenovo 20ama2ncp, lenovo 20ama2ncpb
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
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50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Two More USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5"
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Expert Reviews Are Marginally Better
One More USB 3.0 Port
Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
One More Battery Cell Count
Vastly Smaller Total Storage Capacity
One Hundred and Twenty-Eight Smaller Solid-State Drive Capacity

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Three USB 3.0 Ports
Four Battery Cells
1MB Bigger L3 Cache
12% Smaller Battery Capacity
Older by Two Months
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