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Lenovo ThinkPad X240

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

2 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB Oct 2014
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The ThinkPad X240s is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad laptop we offer. Weighing in at 2.8 lbs and less than 18mm at its thickest point, it's smaller than the diameter of a nickel. Ultraportable... More
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range.

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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. The processor family of all comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 portable PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

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

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB. The ThinkPad X240 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X240.

If this notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 15[plb_2523550_price] (16GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X240 has a better storage medium than most laptops of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all portable PCs of this type and age.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative notebook PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2252510_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the ThinkPad X240[pl_2055821_price] (SSD), or the T440[pl_2216159_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo or the Toshiba TECRA Z40[plb_2041288_price] (SSD).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and type, the ThinkPad X240 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Latitude 15 5000[pl_2045815_price], or the Inspiron 14 5000[pl_2854868_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a front camera.

There are a number of other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price].

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Lenovo ThinkPad X240[plb_2055821_price], or the Fujitsu LifeBook A544[plb_2142770_price] is also worth considering.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X240 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X240 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including cheaper laptops such as the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price].

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Inspiron 14 5000[pl_2854868_price], or the Inspiron 15R[pl_1586820_price] both from DELL.

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most laptops of this age and spec have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the ThinkPad X240 which has 256 solid-state drive capacity.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average processor cache of portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 is 2.9MB.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

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Light

Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. The weight of the ThinkPad X240 of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_2305898_price] (1.3kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm. With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X240 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240.

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8 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

We compared this laptop to all the other 12.5" laptops and we think the HP EliteBook 820 G1[plb_2305898_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] (13.3"), or the Lenovo M30-70[plb_2558008_price] (13.3") which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 256 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 450 G1[plb_2505029_price] (500GB) which is also cheaper.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X240 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between one and eight battery cells.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years is 12GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) 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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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 maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

There are a number of alternative 2GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2441501_price], or the DELL Latitude 15 5000[plb_2365192_price].

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] (2.1GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price] (9.25h), or the Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[pl_2964572_price] (10.5h) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Design
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Product Type
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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 Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Display Brightness
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
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
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 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
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
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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 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
Password Protection
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

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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