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Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB 516GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.1GHz 8GB May 2015
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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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16 Reasons For

Four SATA III Connectors

The ThinkPad X240 is a four SATA III connector portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 only have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior notebook PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The ThinkPad X240 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 is 750MHz, the fastest is 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 an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. The worst processor family of all laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all laptops of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,210.04) (12GB).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X240, the ThinkPad X240 has a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 that we have checked the maximum turbo frequency of, the ThinkPad X240's maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

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

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240 is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of laptops of this type and age is 1MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X240's processor cache is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Light

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X240 amongst portable PCs of this age.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (£525.00) (1.4kg).

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm. With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X240 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X240 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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Very Small Screen Size

The ThinkPad X240 has a quite small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240. Across all the similar spec laptops that were released one year ago the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has a Hybrid-HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as 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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240, the ThinkPad X240 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X240 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of this spec and age is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

When compared to other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240's hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 650GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ThinkPad X240 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The worst Wi-Fi standard of all portable PCs of this age and type is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.1 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad X240 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (516 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

If you are looking for a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Toshiba C55 (750GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 8.5 hours, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If this medium processor core notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo T440 (£665.28) (8.6h) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
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
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
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
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
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
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery 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 Active Management Technology Version
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
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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

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