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Lenovo X201 2 Core Intel Core I7-Xxx 2.13GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.1" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-Xxx 2.13GHz 4GB Aug 2013
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18 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo X201 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.13 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X201 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo X201 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the AMD E processor family found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Across all similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X201 the worst processor family is Intel High End Desktop Processors and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X201 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This laptop supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports an 800MHz processor memory clock speed. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X201 is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo X201 is a three USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X201 only have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X201 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,700 RPM.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most laptops of a similar age and type to the X201 have between two and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo X201 which has eight battery cells.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X201 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X201 has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X201. The smallest L3 cache of 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the X201 is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.2MB.

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Very Big Processor Cache

When compared to other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X201, the Lenovo X201's processor cache of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest. The processor caches of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Lenovo X201 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all laptops of this age and type.

The worst memory slots amongst comparable types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo X201 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (2.933 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.4GHz.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Narrow

The widths of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 32mm to 390mm. At only 295 millimeters, the Lenovo X201 is quite narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Laptops that are a similar age to the X201 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 560MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of, the Lenovo X201's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 566 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 17.1 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo X201 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X201. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 6.4GB/s, the fastest is 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s.

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Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X201 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo X201 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most laptops of this age and type use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Lenovo X201 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo X201 is a one PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the X201 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo X201 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X201 which have a front camera.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the X201, the Lenovo X201 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba U920t which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X201 has a better storage medium than most similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it have an SSD storage medium. 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.

This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the X201.

The best storage medium across similar types of laptop is SSD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.66) (SSD).

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Quite Slow System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The average system bus data transfer rate of laptops of a similar age and spec to the X201 is 5GT/s. The system bus data transfer rate of the Lenovo X201 of only 2.5 Gigatransfers per second is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo X201 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X201 have hard drive capacity of between 32GB and 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 570GB.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 2.1+EDR Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Thick

With a height of 33.3 millimeters, the Lenovo X201 is quite thick compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X201. The heights of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 1.9mm to 200mm.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X201

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the X201.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 7.9 hours, the Lenovo X201 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X201.

If this Lenovo portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Helix (8h).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X201 has a fairly average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X201.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the Lenovo X201 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X201.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X201 has a pretty average total storage capacity (320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 12.1 inches, the Lenovo X201 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (12.5").

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 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
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processing Die Transistor
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Processing Die Size
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Physical Address Extension (PAE)
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(27)

The Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet looks like a regular laptop, but it has a trick up its sleeve -- the 12.1-inch display swivels on its hinge to fold flat, turning the ThinkPad into a tablet... Read more…

11 September 2010

Lenovo Thinkpad X201s 5143-4JG The Thinkpad X201s is almost as big, but somewhat lighter than the X201 , when it is also used with the 6 cell battery (manufacturer's data). However, the test...

27 August 2010

Solid build quality and a comfortable keyboard are expected of a ThinkPad; the X201 adds desktop performance and a half-day of battery life<br>...

16 July 2010

Not too long ago the 12-inch ThinkPad received its 2010 refresh. While the T series got a significant update (thus being changed from the T400 to the T410) the X series was simply changed from the... Read more…

12 June 2010

Lenovo ThinkPad X201s specs:i7-620LM (2GHz),2GB RAM,320GB 7200rpm HD,12. inch 1440×900 LCD,Intel HD graphics,Win7 Pro 32 bit,Intel 802.11agn wireless,Bluetooth,Modem,1Gb Ethernet,UltraNav,Secure... Read more…

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User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 31 March 2015 by Ros - Oxon
(Verified Purchase)

My Thinkpad X201 arrived the day after ordering it from Edge Computers. It was securely packed and, on opening up the box, my first impression was that the machine looked like new. The battery was... Read more…

Reviewed 27 April 2015 by Ac17805
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent little computer. Highly recommended. Hard drive can be swapped out in less than a couple of minutes which is convenient if one needs to run Linux and Windows without having them on the... Read more…

Reviewed 18 April 2015 by Harry

I bought this Laptop Refurbished, Ive been using it for almost 2 years now and ive had no problems what so ever. Ive even dropped it and hit it on solid surfaces and it hasnt been damaged at all.... Read more…

Reviewed 11 September 2015 by M. L. Shaw
(Verified Purchase)

Can't fault the seller. Comments about the X201 model are no reflection of them. The X201 model has a small number of flaws, one of which is a tendency to overheat. This can be remedied quite... Read more…

Reviewed 13 February 2015 by Frances smith
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this just before Christmas, (from Edge Computers) and have been using it continuously ever since. Its a nice solid little machine, and is proving to be very reliable. There is no... Read more…

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