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Lenovo X220 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.1GHz 4GB Mar 2013
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 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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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years is 370MHz. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X220 that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of, the Lenovo X220's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs built by Lenovo.

1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of this type and age. Most similar spec portable 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. Across all similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo X220 has a quite fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo X220 is a three USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite High Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X220 is 1W and the highest is 11W. With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Lenovo X220 has one of the higher speaker power amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Light

The lightest laptop that has been available for more than two years is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo X220 is one of the lighter laptops of this type and age amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Toshiba Portege R930 (1.5kg).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on laptops of this type and age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 305 millimeters, the Lenovo X220 is one of the narrower laptops that have been available for more than two years amongst portable PCs of this age. The average width of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X220 is 360mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The Lenovo X220 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 17GB/s and the fastest is 32GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo X220 is a portable PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo X220 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X220.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo X220 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average screen size of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X220 is 15".

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X220 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X220 do have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X220 is 520GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Lenovo X220 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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.

Laptops with a better storage medium that might 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X220 has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X220 the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other laptops that have been on the market for more than two years that we have assessed the hard drive capacity of, the Lenovo X220's hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The hard drive capacity of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X220 range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of portable PCs of this age and type is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a very slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X220.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X220 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth noting that most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the X220 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo X220 supports a better bluetooth version than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 3 Bluetooth version, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 4 Bluetooth version. Portable PCs of this age and spec Bluetooth versions range from 2.1 to 4.0 EDR.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X220

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the X220.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 15 (2.13GHz).

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Average Battery Life

At 8.8 hours, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly typical battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X220.

If this Lenovo portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (9h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board 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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
Performance
Integrated TV Tuner
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost 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 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 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 Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture

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Expert Reviews

(58)
7 June 2012

This laptop is a no-nonsense machine, a philosophy that permeates every aspect of its design and performance. With its bland appearance, the X220 is unlikely to turn any heads. On the performance... Read more…

7 May 2012

Powerful with amazing battery life, but an Ultrabook is a cheaper option...

30 March 2012

It might not be sleek and sexy, but the 12in Lenovo ThinkPad X220 laptop has it where it counts: a rugged chassis, amazing keyboard, completely flexible and upgradable specifications including 3G,...

Trusted Reviews

23 March 2012

Say hello to the Lenovo ThinkPad X220, a splendid example of the Chinese manufacturer's commitment to powerful business machines. Weighing only 1.7kg, the ThinkPad X220 can easily be carried... Read more…

23 March 2012

Say hello to the Lenovo ThinkPad X220, a splendid example of the Chinese manufacturer's commitment to powerful business machines.Weighing only 1.7kg, the ThinkPad X220 can easily be carried around... Read more…

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User Reviews

(23)
Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Sparky
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Great value...

Reviewed 15 May 2016 by Sarah Boylan
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Came quickly and is just what I am looking for for college :-)...

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Bought it for a friend, had to reinstall the OS in the first week but the BSOD continued, fiabkky took it to a store looks like we need a new harddrive. It came with a guarantee/warranty but... Read more…

Reviewed 26 March 2016 by Freespace
(Verified Purchase)

Laptop ordered Sunday and arrived on Tuesday, very fast shipping. Mine was purchased from Edge Computers, and cosmetically was a grade B by my books (scratched paint, loose fittings around the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

This is a nice little laptop. Compact and has roughly the same power as my Macbook Pro. I like machines of this age because they were powerful beasties in their day but are now available at a... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo nyd66, lenovo i32350, lenovo nyd66u, lenovo nyd66uk, lenovo i32350m
Barcodes 00886843659281

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