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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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The ThinkPad X240 is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad laptop we offer. Weighing in at less than 1.36 kg and measuring 20.3mm at its thickest point, the X240 is ultraportable without sacrificing... More
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13 Reasons For

Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Ultrabooks manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just ultrabooks) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the ThinkPad X240 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,100 megahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

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

There are a number of other laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to consider including the Latitude 14 E7240[pl_1620017_price], or the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_1619978_price] both from DELL or the Fujitsu LifeBook U904[plb_2039480_price].

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC also 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 notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240. The internal memory of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 range from 4GB to 16GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T440s[plb_2061457_price] (12GB and cheaper).

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SSD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age. 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.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Latitude 14 E7240[pl_1609801_price], or the Latitude 14 E7240[pl_1609801_price] both from DELL.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_1619978_price] (SSD), or the Latitude 14 E7240[pl_1620017_price] (SSD) both from DELL.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other laptops of this age and type which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Asus Zenbook Touch UX301LA[plb_2043443_price], or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2405443_price].

Other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Fujitsu LifeBook U904[plb_2039480_price].

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Quite High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 is 1W and the highest is 4W. At 3 Watts, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

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Very Narrow

Ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240 have widths of between 280mm and 420mm, and the average width is 330mm. The ThinkPad X240 is fairly narrow (only 305.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz. The ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2778550_price] is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 is 23GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

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Very Small Screen Size

The ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The average screen size of ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 14".

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Asus Zenbook Touch UX301LA[plb_2043443_price] (13.3" and cheaper), or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2086845_price] (13.3" and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a very small battery capacity (only 23.5 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. The average battery capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago is 46Wh.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The smallest processor cache of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad X240.

Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the ThinkPad X240 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

If this notebook PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2405443_price] (9h), or the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_2252373_price] (10h) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a pretty standard processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo T440s[plb_2061457_price] (2.1GHz), or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2086845_price] (2.1GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus Zenbook Touch UX301LA[plb_2043443_price] (256GB), the Lenovo T440s[plb_2061457_price] (256GB), or the Toshiba Z30[plb_2086845_price] (256GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 14 E7440[plb_1619978_price] (1.6kg), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_1586460_price] (1.4kg).

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Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro 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 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
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Intel Secure Key
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Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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Expert Reviews

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30 January 2014

The latest-generation ThinkPad X240 delivers the features and durability you'd expect, along with astonishing battery life. A few design choices won't be to everyone's liking, but on balance this...

Computershopper.com

25 January 2014

For me, that price is too steep when competitors like the MacBook Air offer all-day endurance in a larger, lighter frame. The ThinkPad X240 is inarguably an impressive display of what's possible...

23 January 2014

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a powerful business laptop sporting a Core i5 Haswell CPU, a speedy solid-state drive, and a 12.5-inch IPS touch-screen display. You'll pay top dollar for this...

PC Mag

18 December 2013

There's a lot to like about the X240?especially if Lenovo delivers on the optional 1080p IPS panel in the near future. The company has tweaked a few things here and there, mostly for the better...

Digitaltrends.com

9 December 2013

The all-new Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a lightweight business-oriented laptop that delivers extremely long battery life, decent performance and a touch screen display. For business-use, the design is... Read more…

2 December 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 delivers amazing battery life, powerful performance and a durable design, making it the best business ultraportable yet.

Laptopmag.com

30 November 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a small, robust, and all-around solid laptop that offers everything you need in a small system without being boisterous or in your face about it. The feel of the laptop...

1 February 2014

Desde que IBM dejó partir a Lenovo , éste ha conseguido desarrollar una exitosa carrera para el portátil ThinkPad, manteniéndolo con vida después de muchos años y bien conceptuado por la... Read more…

24 January 2014

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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 1.9GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
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£ £1,455.00
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