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Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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Weighing in at less than 3 lbs and measuring 0.8" at its thickest point, the X250 is ultraportable without sacrificing anything in terms of ports, connectivity, or durability. Full-sized and... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other brands as do all portable PCs built by Lenovo.

Price Has Recently Dropped by £339.99

In the last month the price of the ThinkPad X250 has dropped by £339.99.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook 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 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 comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X250 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as 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 laptop's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X250.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price], the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2719748_price], or the HP ZBook 15u G2[plb_2840959_price] which is cheaper.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2951226_price], or the ZBook 15u G2[pl_2840959_price] both from HP which is cheaper.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 10.7 hours, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X250 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250 also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including cheaper laptops such as the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price], the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2719748_price], or the Acer Aspire VN7-591G[plb_2905411_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of laptops that have been on the market for more than a year is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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Very Light

The ThinkPad X250 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this spec and age (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X250 is 2kg.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price] (3kg), or the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon[plb_2719748_price] (1.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Narrow

At only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X250 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 the widths range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Cheap

The cheapeast notebook PCs of this spec and age that we found costs £149 and the most expensive costs £3,405. We think that this notebook PC looks expensive for a medium processor core notebook PC that has been around for more than a year.

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 550GB.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2951226_price] (256GB and cheaper), the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2978297_price] (256GB and cheaper), or the ZBook 15u G2[pl_2840959_price] (512GB and cheaper) all from HP.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of portable PCs of this age and type is 11" and the biggest is 18".

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2951226_price] (14"), or the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2978297_price] (14") both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (14") which is also cheaper.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

Portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh. With a battery capacity of only 23 watt-hours, the ThinkPad X250 has a very small battery capacity 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 X250.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The ThinkPad X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X250 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2719748_price], or the X1 Carbon[pl_3081569_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude 14 5404[plb_2676650_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year have between two and eight battery cells, including the ThinkPad X250 which has three battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X250 is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If this Lenovo laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the ZBook 15u G2[pl_2840959_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2951226_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (2.6GHz and cheaper).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

If this notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2951226_price] (8GB), or the Elitebook 1040 G2[pl_2978297_price] (8GB) both from HP or the Acer Aspire VN7-591G[plb_2905411_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 20CM0028UK, lenovo i55200, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20cm0028, lenovo 20cm0028u, lenovo 20cm0028uk
Barcodes 00889233176894, 00889233179116, 00889233179451, 00889233179550

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£ £835.00
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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
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Twice the Display Resolution
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