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Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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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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14 Reasons For

Four SATA III Connectors

Most of the other laptops of this age and spec only have between two and three SATA III connectors, however the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has four SATA III connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The ThinkPad X240 has more SATA connectors than most of the portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240. Most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this notebook PC has four SATA connectors.

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Good Brand

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ThinkPad X240 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X240.

The worst display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X240 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X240 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240. Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Light

The ThinkPad X240 is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad X250[pl_2740355_price] (1.4kg), or the ThinkPad X250[pl_2743534_price] (1.4kg) both from Lenovo.

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Narrow

At only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X240 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 100MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The ThinkPad X240 has a very small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X240 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the ThinkPad X240's screen size is one of the smallest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus UX303UB[plb_2993330_price] (13.3") which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to 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

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP EliteBook 840[plb_2823389_price] (1.9GHz).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of only 23.2 watt-hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240, the ThinkPad X240 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 is 13GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X240.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over a Year Ago

This Lenovo notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2783796_price] (508GB).

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Specification

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PCI Express Lane (max)
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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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
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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
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Camera
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Front Camera
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WiFi Standard
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
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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
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
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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
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Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Power Cord Included
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

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