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Lenovo ThinkPad X240

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

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Mar 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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Four SATA III Connectors

The ThinkPad X240 has more SATA III connectors than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240. This notebook PC is a four SATA III connector notebook PC compared to most of the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 which only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (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

At 1,100 megahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240. Comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X240 has a better processor family than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most laptops of this type and age have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs of this age and spec is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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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 most portable PCs of this spec and age. 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 notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec 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 similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, 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 comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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

The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 9.4GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The ThinkPad X240 has a quite big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240. The processor caches of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this age and spec amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The lightest laptop that was released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2740355_price] (1.4kg).

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Narrow

With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X240 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago the widths range from 28mm to 430mm.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 100MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen size of the ThinkPad X240 of only 12.5 inches is one of the smallest amongst laptops of this age and spec. The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18".

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the HP Probook 430 G2[plb_2913674_price] (13.3").

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age 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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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for more than a year the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba L75[plb_2976722_price] (6GB) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X240, the ThinkPad X240 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 have between two and eight battery cells, including the ThinkPad X240 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X240 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire E5-511[plb_2913136_price] (2.16GHz).

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.7 hours, the ThinkPad X240 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the DELL Latitude 15[plb_2800157_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 relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the ThinkPad W550[pl_2783796_price] (508GB), or the X250[pl_2899793_price] (512GB) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
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
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board 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
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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
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
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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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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