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Lenovo X220 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

£613.34
£223.36 £389.98 cheaper than 37 days ago
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2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Sep 2012
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14 Reasons For

Best Seller

The X220 is one the fastest selling portable PC currently available for purchase according to sales data from Amazon.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Portable PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Lenovo X220 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X220 is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo X220 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X220 is 2.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the G500 (2.6GHz) both from Lenovo or the DELL Latitude E6430 (2.6GHz).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X220 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the ProBook 450, the ProBook 450 (£439.97), or the Probook 450 all from HP.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most portable PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops that came out more than two years ago the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Light

The average weight of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo X220 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X220.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the EliteBook 2570p (1.6kg), or the 2570p (1.6kg) both from HP or the DELL Vostro 3560 (2.6kg).

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. The Lenovo X220 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X220.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Narrow

The narrowest medium processor core notebook PC that has been on the market for a similar time to the X220 is 38mm wide and the widest is 430mm. With a width of only 305 millimeters, the Lenovo X220 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X220.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The slowest maximum processor memory bandwidth of similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is 17GB/s and the fastest is 32GB/s. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X220, the maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Lenovo X220 of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo X220 is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X220 use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Lenovo X220 is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X220 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 10" and the biggest is 18". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X220 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X220.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Latitude 3330 (13.3"), the Latitude 3330 (13.3"), or the Latitude 3330 (13.3") all from DELL which is also cheaper.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X220 do have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider include the ProBook 450, the ProBook 450 (£439.97), or the Probook 450 all from HP.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

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

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus R512CA (£219.99) (500GB and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops that have been on the market 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.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include the DELL Latitude 3330 (£178.80) which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the ProBook 650 G1 (SSD), or the ProBook 650 G1 (SSD) both from HP or the Asus UX31E (SSD).

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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 frequently found display resolution on laptops of this age and type.

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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 more than two years is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X220.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of laptops that have been available for more than two years is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz. The Lenovo X220 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs 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 commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X220 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the DELL Inspiron 15 is also worth considering.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

The Lenovo X220 has a quite slow processor front side bus (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X220. The slowest processor front side bus of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1.3MHz, the fastest is 1,600MHz, and the average processor front side bus is 1,400MHz.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo X220 supports a 2.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most portable PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 2.1 Bluetooth version is in fact the worst supported bluetooth version across all laptops of a comparable age and type to the X220.

The best supported bluetooth version across comparable types of laptop is 4.0 EDR.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X220

Released Over Four Years Ago

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

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X220 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.8 hours, the Lenovo X220 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X220.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo T420 (£229.90) (9h), or the HP 2570p (£211.15) (9.3h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus R512CA (£219.99) (6GB and cheaper).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor
Motherboard Chipset
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
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
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
LED Backlight
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 Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
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 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
Intel Trusted Execution 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 AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Compliance Industry Standards

12 Awards

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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,...

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i52520, lenovo i52520m, lenovo i52520m4, lenovo i52520m4g, lenovo i52520m4gb
Barcodes 00191120082868, 00645743280915, 00885649584346

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