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Lenovo X220 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Oct 2011
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16 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X220 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Lenovo X220 of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,150 megahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X220. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X220 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years ranges from 133MHz to 1,600MHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of portable PCs of this spec and age range from 23Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. At 62.4 watt-hours, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The Lenovo X220 has one of the higher front camera resolutions (1.3 megapixels) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The front camera resolutions of laptops of this age and type range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Shallow

The average depth of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 9.6". When compared to other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the depth of the Lenovo X220 of only 8.13 inches is one of the shallowest.

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Light

Across all the similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X220 that we have assessed, the weight of the Lenovo X220 of only 1.3 kilograms is one of the lightest.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X220 (£389.00) (1.3kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Narrow

At only 12 inches, the Lenovo X220 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 14".

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Narrow

The Lenovo X220 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X220 (only 305 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 360mm, and the widths range from 38mm to 430mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the X220 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 17GB/s and 32GB/s. The Lenovo X220 has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X220.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo X220 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago use 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X220.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X220. The average screen size of comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X220 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X220 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the X220. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X220 is 1GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 520GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

If the storage medium of this medium processor core notebook PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at 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 typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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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 most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The processor family of all medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X220 is 180GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has one of the smallest hard drive capacity amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X220 is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo X220 has one of the slowest memory clock speeds amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X220 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X220 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo X220 supports a 3 Bluetooth version which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the best bluetooth version is 4.0 EDR and the worst is 2.1.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X220

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X220.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo G500 (2.4GHz).

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Released Over Five Years Ago

Lenovo released the X220 over five years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 8.8 hours, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X220.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Toshiba Tecra Z40 (9h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X220.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Available Memory Slot
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Internal Memory Size
Hard Drive
Storage Medium
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
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
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
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Built-In Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling
Networking Standard
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connection
TV Out Port
Headphone Connection
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
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
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 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 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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
External Power Adapter
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Wireless Display Connectivity
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Height At Rear
Width
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
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture
Power Supply Type
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Wireless Technology
Display
Type

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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

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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
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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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo nyd66, lenovo i32350, lenovo nyd66u, lenovo nyd66uk, lenovo i32350m, ibm lenovo x220, ibm lenovo x220i
Barcodes 00886605684094, 00886605684100, 00886605684209, 00886605684216, 00886843512036

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