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Lenovo X220 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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26 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X220 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo X220 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Lenovo X220 of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst laptops that are a comparable age to the X220. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz.

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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 on the market for more than two years.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of, the Lenovo X220's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X220 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz.

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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 compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X220. The slowest processor clock speed of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X220 is 0.8GHz, the fastest is 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP ProBook 645 G1 (2.7GHz).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Portable PCs of this age and spec have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h. When compared to other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the battery life of the Lenovo X220 of 15 hours is one of the longest.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X220, the Lenovo X220 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X220 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X220 also have a front camera.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. This Lenovo laptop supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X220 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo X220 is a three USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X220 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo X220 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X220 is 4,200 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM.

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Nine Battery Cells

Most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago only have between one and eight battery cells, however the Lenovo X220 has nine battery cells.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. Laptops of this type and age have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of laptops of this age and type is 800MHz, the fastest is 3,100MHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2,200MHz. With a processor clock speed of 2,600 megahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X220.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

The smallest L3 cache of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2MB, the biggest is 6MB, and the average L3 cache is 3MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly big L3 cache compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

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 have been around for more than two years. Laptops of this spec and age have battery capacities of between 23Wh and 100Wh.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 1.3 megapixels, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X220. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X220 have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Shallow

With a depth of only 8.13 inches, the Lenovo X220 is one of the shallowest comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X220 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the depths range from 8" to 15", and the average depth is 9.6".

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X220 is very light compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo X220 (£1,298.98) (1.3kg).

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Narrow

The average width of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X220 is 14", and the widths range from 9.6" to 17". With a width of only 12 inches, the Lenovo X220 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of this spec and age amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Narrow

The widths of laptops of this spec and age range from 38mm to 430mm. At only 305 millimeters, the Lenovo X220 is quite narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s. The Lenovo X220 has one of the slower maximum processor memory bandwidths (only 21.3 gigabytes per second) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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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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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 laptops of a comparable age and type to the X220. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18", and the average screen size is 15".

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this type and age is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 Lenovo laptop is too bad for you then you might also want to consider 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 came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X220 have hard drive capacity of between 180GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. When compared to other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X220 that we have assessed, the hard drive capacity of the Lenovo X220 of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago, the Lenovo X220's memory clock speed of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest memory clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220 is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Lenovo X220 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Processor Front Side Bus

With a processor front side bus of only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly slow processor front side bus compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X220. Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X220 the processor front side bus range from 1.3MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Notebook PCs of this age and spec have speaker power of between 1W and 11W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo X220 supports a better bluetooth version than most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 3 Bluetooth version, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 4 Bluetooth version. Across all medium processor core 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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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X220

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the X220 over three years ago.

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

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Design
Colour
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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 Size
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
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Networking
Cabling
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Networking Feature
3G Network Access Module
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
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
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
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Power Supply Type
Graphics Adapter Family
Display

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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…

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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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