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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 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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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X240 has a better processor family than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all laptops that were released more than two years ago the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X240 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

There are a number of alternative 8GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including the Toshiba Satellite C55-A[plb_2075509_price] which is cheaper.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Inspiron 15[pl_2145645_price] (16GB), or the Inspiron 15[pl_2523550_price] (16GB) both from DELL.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.

An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium across all laptops of this age and spec.

The worst storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC is HDD.

We compared all the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2252510_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2041288_price] (SSD), or the Lenovo T440[plb_2216159_price] (SSD).

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X240 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price].

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2142770_price], or the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2504289_price].

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz. The ThinkPad X240 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (3.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The ThinkPad X240 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240 have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The average processor cache of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 2.9MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 is 240 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240.

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Light

The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The ThinkPad X240 is quite light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Portege R930[pl_1481911_price] (1.5kg and cheaper), or the R930[pl_1496279_price] (1.4kg and cheaper) both from Toshiba.

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Narrow

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is one of the narrower medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240 (only 305.5 millimeters) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The narrowest portable PC of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240 is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

If you want a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire V3[plb_2593313_price] (13.3" and cheaper), or the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] (13.3" and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240 do have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 is 520GB. At only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-571[plb_2586581_price] (500GB), or the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2492959_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only Three Battery Cells

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X240 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X240. The average maximum internal memory of laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 12GB.

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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 more than two years.

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3 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 Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo B590[plb_2211424_price] (2.4GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2252510_price] (9h and cheaper).

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Specification

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Integrated Card Reader
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Display
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Camera
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Networking
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Mini DisplayPort
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
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VGA Port
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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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
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Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
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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 AES New Instructions
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i74600, lenovo 20al009, lenovo i74600u, lenovo 20al009c, lenovo 20al009cu, lenovo 20al009cus
Barcodes 00888228884363, 00888440733326, 00888631669717

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