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Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 500GB HDD+SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The ThinkPad X240 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs 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 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops of this age and spec. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.3GB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The ThinkPad X240 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. The average hard drive speed of portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240 is 5,900 RPM.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The ThinkPad X240 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average processor cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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 ThinkPad X240 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The dimmest display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 20 cd/m², the brightest is 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X240 is one of the lighter similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 amongst portable PCs of this age. The lightest portable PC of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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

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Narrow

The widths of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 range from 38mm to 430mm. At only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X240 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The average screen size of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 15". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on laptops of a comparable age and spec 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of this spec and age.

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Only 16 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops that have been around for more than two years have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the ThinkPad X240 which has 16 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 which has three battery cells.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although keep in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 is 12GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ThinkPad X240 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most laptops of this age and spec.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11a) is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is the best Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative 2.1GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available that you might want to consider include the MSI CX640MX which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Docking Station Included
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
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
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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 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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
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 lenovo i74600, lenovo i74600u, lenovo 64bit81, lenovo 20al00c0, lenovo 20al00c0u, lenovo 20al00c0uk
Barcodes 00888440795737

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