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Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Nov 2013
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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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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its ultrabooks as well as across its entire portable PC range compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite fast processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X240 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X240 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. Most ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this type and age is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X240 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age also have a front camera.

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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 ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite High Speaker Power

At 3 Watts, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite high speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240. The lowest speaker power of ultrabooks that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 is 1W, the highest is 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X240 is one of the narrower ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 amongst portable PCs of this age. The narrowest notebook PC of this spec and age is 280mm wide, the widest is 420mm, and the average width is 330mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 is 11" and the biggest is 18". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus UX301LA (£843.02) (13.3"), or the Lenovo T440s (£410.78) (14").

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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 ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Small Internal Memory

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

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (8GB and higher rated).

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age 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 frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

Laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m². At only 200 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the ThinkPad X240 has a pretty standard battery life compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the X1 Carbon (9h), or the X1 Carbon (£1,417.20) (9.9h) both from Lenovo.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

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HDD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X240 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago. Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have an SSD storage medium. 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.

If the storage medium of this laptop is too bad for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£697.00) (SSD).

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Average Weight

The ThinkPad X240 has a relatively standard weight (1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X240.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (£1,019.00) (1.4kg).

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Specification

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Docking Station
Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
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
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft 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 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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
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
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
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Power
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AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
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Weight & Dimensions
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple i74600, apple 20am001, apple i74600u, apple 20am001p, apple 20am001pu, apple 20am001puk

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