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Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Mar 2015
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18 Reasons For

Four SATA Connectors

The ThinkPad X240 has more SATA connectors than most of the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240. Most of the comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this notebook PC has four SATA connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a four SATA III connector notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by Lenovo.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,000 megahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

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

Across comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X240 is 6.3GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 8GB internal memory laptops and we think the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2783772_price], and the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2701798_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Lenovo portable PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the worst processor family is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2350979_price], the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2885642_price], or the Lenovo T550[plb_2966418_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X240 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the EliteBook 840[pl_2350979_price], or the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] both from HP or the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2885642_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The ThinkPad X240 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The dimmest display brightness of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². At 400 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 is 8GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 9.4GB. The ThinkPad X240 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (16 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Very Light

The ThinkPad X240 is fairly light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL Vostro 14 5000[plb_2428047_price] (1.5kg), or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2743443_price] (1.5kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs of this age and spec is 360mm, and the widths range from 28mm to 430mm. The ThinkPad X240 is one of the narrower similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 (only 305.5 millimeters) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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12 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. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. Laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Quite Small Screen Size

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240's screen size of only 12.5 inches is one of the smallest. The screen sizes of portable PCs of this age and spec range from 11" to 18".

We compared all the other 12.5" notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the DELL Latitude 12 5000[plb_2701189_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] (13.3" and higher rated).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At only 1.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240.

We compared all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire V3-371[plb_3006284_price] (1.7GHz and cheaper); or the Lenovo T440[plb_3016164_price] (1.7GHz and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen which you might also want to consider including the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2783772_price].

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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)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X240. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 8GB, the biggest is 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 the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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3 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

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly typical battery life (8.7 hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

If this Lenovo portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ProBook 450[plb_2784001_price] (9h and cheaper); or the Asus UX303LA[plb_3136892_price] (9h and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X240.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the HP ProBook 640 G1[plb_2055348_price], or the Lenovo L540[plb_2551303_price].

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the ProBook 450[pl_2784001_price] (750GB), or the ProBook 450[pl_2784026_price] (750GB) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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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
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Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5"
£ 798.98 £525.00
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Vastly Bigger Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
8GB Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
A Lot Bigger Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5"
£ 629.00 £525.00
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Bigger Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
50% Bigger Maximum Internal Memory
Smaller Total Storage Capacity
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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)
Vastly Smaller Internal Memory
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