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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Feb 2015
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With its weight starting at 1.42 kg and measuring 20.3 mm at its thickest point for the non-multitouch model with internal 3-cell and rear 3-cell batteries, the X250 is ultraportable without... More
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. The ThinkPad X250 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core notebook PCs compared to other manufacturers.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X250 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The average internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 6.3GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X250 has a better storage medium than most similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. This notebook PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of this type and age 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 in fact the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC is HDD.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might 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 ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 10.7 hours, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Portable PCs that were released one year ago have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h, and the average battery life is 8.6h.

If this Lenovo laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the X1 Carbon[pl_3046926_price] (10.9h), the X1 Carbon[pl_2911178_price] (10.9h), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2993340_price] (10.9h) all from Lenovo.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X250 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad X250 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average display brightness of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 270 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m².

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Very Light

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is fairly light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X250. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Narrow

The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year is 360mm, and the widths range from 28mm to 430mm. At only 305.5 millimeters, the ThinkPad X250 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other laptops that were released one year ago.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 900 megahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Laptops that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB, and the average total storage capacity is 550GB. With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price] (192GB) which also has a higher rating.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of this age and type have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X250 is a three battery cell count portable PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 have between two and eight battery cells.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB. The ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Only Windows 7 Professional Recovery Operating System

The ThinkPad X250 has a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system which is better than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it have a Windows 8 recovery operating system. The recovery operating system of all notebook PCs of this age and type ranges from Windows 10 Pro (worst) to Windows 8.1 Pro (best).

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X250 over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
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
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
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
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 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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Backlit 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 InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
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
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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Expert Reviews

(30)
24 November 2015

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is designed to withstand the rigours of a tough professional and personal life. While still looking smart.Utter the words ?tough notebook? and the image that the mind... Read more…

24 July 2015

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z50 business ultraportable is ready to work hard, with ruggedized construction, a hot-swappable battery, and an Intel Core i5 processor...

23 July 2015

Most modern laptops are built around either 13- or 15in screens, with a few outliers at 17in. Then there are the ultra-ultraportables with 11in displays, but Lenovo's ThinkPad X250 sits just... Read more…

With its sharp screen, comfortable keyboard, good performance, and durability features, Lenovo's ThinkPad X250 comes as close to perfection as an ultraportable can. And how does two-day battery...

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26 June 2015

Lenovo arguably went overboard last year in tweaking the design of its premium ThinkPad X1 Carbon business laptop. After the inevitable backlash from ThinkPad users, it has rolled back some of the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 22 April 2016 by Claudiu Apostol
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect laptop/ultrabook for on-the-go coding and hacking away at stuff (which is the reason i bought it for). Battery life is amazing. I'm dual booting Fedora and Windows 10 (using legacy boot... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

The item i got had a 1366x768 display. Not impressed, returning.

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 5300u8, lenovo ram180, lenovo ram180g, lenovo ram180gb
Barcodes 00889233309261, 00889233310724, 00889233311271, 00889233313985, 00889561540237

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