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Lenovo X220 2 Core Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 160GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Mar 2013
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18 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo X220's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the fastest amongst medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo X220 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X220 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X220 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Asus UX301LA[plb_2327303_price] (2.8GHz).

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Intel Core I7-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X220 has an Intel Core i7-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. The processor family of all notebook PCs of this age and spec ranges from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X220 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this spec and age. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X220 ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,600MHz (best).

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency 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 portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a comparable 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 laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Six Battery Cells

The Lenovo X220 is a six battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X220 have between one and eight battery cells.

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Fairly Big L3 Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a quite big L3 cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The average L3 cache of notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X220 is 3MB.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X220 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. The Lenovo X220 has one of the bigger processor caches (4 megabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Light

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. The lightest notebook PC of a similar age and type to the X220 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Toshiba R930[plb_1483873_price] (1.5kg).

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Narrow

The average width of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220 is 360mm. At only 305 millimeters, the Lenovo X220 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X220.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Notebook PCs of this type and age have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 17GB/s and 32GB/s. When compared to other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X220 that we have checked the maximum processor memory bandwidth of, the Lenovo X220's maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220 use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Lenovo X220 which uses 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) laptop.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo X220 does not have a front camera. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years do have a front camera.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X220 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 160 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X220. Medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X220 have total storage capacity of between 1GB and 1.5TB.

If you would prefer a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo X230[plb_2862187_price] (180GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X220 have screen sizes of between 10" and 18". The Lenovo X220 has a fairly small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X220 which have a full-size keyboard.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years 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 slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs 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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo X220 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable 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 better bluetooth version than most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This portable 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 are a comparable age to the X220 the worst bluetooth version is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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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.

Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X220 has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo X220 has a relatively standard battery life (8.8 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X220.

If you want a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Tecra Z40[pl_2197427_price] (9h), or the Tecra Z40[pl_2355836_price] (9h) both from Toshiba.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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 Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
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
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Networking Standard
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 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)
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
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
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
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
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
64-Bit Computing Architecture

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,...

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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 4291sb3, lenovo 4291sb3r, lenovo 4291sb3re, lenovo 4291sb3ref
Barcodes 00645743772571

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