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Lenovo X131e 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 11.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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15 Reasons For

Good Battery Life

One customer who reviewed this laptop wrote that it had a good battery life. Expert review site Makeuseof.com mentioned “They're powerful, they last very long in both general wear and tear as well as battery life, they have fantastic keyboards” in their review.

Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops of this spec and age is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB. At 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo X131e has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X131e supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec portable 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 in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the X131e, the Lenovo X131e has a front camera.

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Light

The lightest comparable spec notebook PC that has been on the market for more than two years is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. The Lenovo X131e is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X131e (only 1.8 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo X131e (1.8kg).

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X131e has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X131e is 4,200 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo X131e has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X131e. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X131e is 25GB, and the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo X131e is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Narrow

The average width of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the X131e is 360mm. At only 293.4 millimeters, the Lenovo X131e is very narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X131e.

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14 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

Most laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X131e have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo X131e which has one PCI Express lane (max).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X131e range from 10" to 18", and the average screen size is 15". When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X131e that we have assessed, the Lenovo X131e's screen size of only 11.6 inches is one of the smallest.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 11.6" portable PCs and we think the Asus VivoBook S200 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X131e does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth looking at include the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X131e has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X131e. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X131e is 5.3GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X131e does not have a touch sensitive screen, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops that are a comparable age to the X131e also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X131e has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X131e. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X131e have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X131e has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X131e. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo X131e is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the X131e have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X131e range from 180GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X131e has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Thick

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X131e have heights of between 2.4mm and 300mm, and the average height is 27mm. With a height of 32.3 millimeters, the Lenovo X131e is one of the thicker comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst portable PCs of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X131e

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the X131e over two years ago.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X131e has a better processor family than most similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life

At 8.5 hours, the Lenovo X131e has a relatively typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X131e.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (8.53h), or the Lenovo ThinkPad T440 (8.6h).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X131e has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

If this medium processor core notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (512GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo X131e has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X131e.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 15 5000 (2GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
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
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
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
Networking
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading 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 Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo n2u5, lenovo n2u5j, lenovo n2u5ji, lenovo n2u5jix
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