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Lenovo ThinkPad X250
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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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Ultrathin And UltralightWeighing 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... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,358 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Very Long Battery Life

Medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a very long battery life (20 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

If you are looking for a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad W550[plb_2800102_price] (21.8h).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X250 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago 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 actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the Elitebook 820 G2[pl_2886802_price] (SSD), or the EliteBook 820 G2[pl_2897415_price] (SSD) both from HP.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250, the ThinkPad X250 has a front camera.

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Very Fast Processor Front Side Bus

The processor front side bus of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250 range from 1,000MHz to 1,600MHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago that we have checked the processor front side bus of, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250's processor front side bus of 1,600 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of this age and type do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is fairly light compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than a year ago. The lightest notebook PC of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X250 is 940g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad X250[plb_2740355_price] (1.4kg).

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Narrow

The narrowest portable PC of this age and type is 28mm wide and the widest is 430mm. At only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X250 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X250 range from 11" to 18". The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-31[plb_2760840_price] (13.1").

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 range from 16GB to 2TB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X250.

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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 laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 23 watt-hours, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the smallest battery capacities amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is a three battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The ThinkPad X250 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most laptops that were released one year ago have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the Wi-Fi standard ranges from IEEE 802.11a to 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the T450s[pl_3046986_price] (12GB), or the ThinkPad T450[pl_2771075_price] (12GB) both from Lenovo.

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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 portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

Features
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Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Docking Station
Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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 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
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
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Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers intel i55300, lenovo i55300, intel i55300u, lenovo p230665, lenovo i55300u, lenovo p230665p
Barcodes 00642968333617, 00642968333754, 00889233172797, 00889233173190, 00889233174432, 00889233175002, 00889233175552, 00889233178997, 00889233180204, 00889561459553

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