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Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 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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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad X250 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. Portable PCs of this age and spec have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

We compared all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed laptops to this laptop and we think the HP ProBook 640[plb_2735407_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3010583_price] (2.7GHz), or the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2915394_price] (2.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for 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 portable PCs of this age and spec the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The ThinkPad X250 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. 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 across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

Alternative laptops that have an SSD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo T450[plb_2899072_price], the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price], or the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the HP ProBook 450[plb_2643392_price] (SSD).

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad X250 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. The worst processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is AMD E and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo E50-80[plb_2938308_price].

There are a number of other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the X250[pl_2899793_price], or the B50-80[pl_3140584_price] both from Lenovo.

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 10.7 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The battery lifes of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 range from 2.5h to 24h.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the ThinkPad X1 Carbon[pl_2802546_price] (10.9h), or the X1 Carbon[pl_2911178_price] (10.9h) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo E50-80[plb_2938308_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the X250[pl_2899793_price], or the B50-80[pl_3140584_price] both from Lenovo.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X250 have between 8 and 999 solid-state drive capacity, including the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 which has 512 solid-state drive capacity.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250 is 2.9GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The ThinkPad X250 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (400 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The dimmest display brightness of notebook PCs of this type and age is 200 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,200 cd/m².

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Quite Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of comparable spec laptops that were released more than a year ago is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite big cache memory (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB.

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Very Light

The lightest laptop that was launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. The ThinkPad X250 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this age and spec (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] (1.3kg and cheaper).

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Narrow

The widths of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 range from 28mm to 430mm. At only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

There are a number of alternative 12.5" portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider including the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2735219_price] which is cheaper.

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the DELL Latitude 13 3340[plb_2751294_price] (13.3" and higher rated); or the Acer Aspire S3-391[plb_3007628_price] (13.3" and cheaper), or the Lenovo E31-70[plb_3037849_price] (13.3" and cheaper).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 23Wh and the biggest is 120Wh. With a battery capacity of only 23 watt-hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250, the ThinkPad X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth considering alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Asus UX301LA[plb_3012206_price]; or the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price].

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Only Three Battery Cells

The ThinkPad X250 is a three battery cell count portable PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB.

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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 more than a year.

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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 Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X250 has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X250.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Toshiba Satellite Z30[plb_2717447_price], the Acer Aspire E5[plb_2736268_price], or the Lenovo G50-70[plb_2707942_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad X250 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (512 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba C55[plb_2942232_price] (750GB), or the Acer Aspire E5-573[plb_3007094_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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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
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
3G Standard
2G Standard
Bluetooth Version
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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
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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Backlit Keyboard
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Pointing Device
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Operating System
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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 Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
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

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00889233173619, 00889233175194, 00889233175965, 00889233176788, 00889233177211, 00889233178546, 00889233179017, 00889233179185, 08592978033811

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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 12.5"
£ £371.80
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2 core Intel Core i7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 12.5"
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