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Lenovo X230 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X230 is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 370MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo X230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Good Brand

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

Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo X230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.5 gigahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo T410 (£263.99) (2.53GHz), or the Acer TravelMate TMP253-M (2.6GHz).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X230 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the X230.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X230 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this type and age, the Lenovo X230 has a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X230 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X230 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo X230 which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X230 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

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Light

At only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 is quite light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Laptops of a similar spec and age to the X230 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the DELL XPS 13 (1.4kg).

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Narrow

With a width of only 305 millimeters, the Lenovo X230 is quite narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the notebook PCs of this spec and age the widths range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X230 range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X230 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X230 the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age 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 portable PC is too bad for you then you might 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 180GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X230

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium processor core notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X230 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X230.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Asus X550CA (£630.00) (6GB).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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)
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Built-In Wi-Fi Switch
Networking Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style 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 Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect 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
Supported Instruction Set
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
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 Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
64-Bit Computing Architecture

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Expert Reviews

(46)
28 February 2013

The native resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is 1366 x 768 pixels on a 12.5-inch display. It features a built-in 0.9-megapixel webcam capable of shooting at 720p, as well as integrated Dolby... Read more…

7 September 2012

If you're in a mobile occupation where mixing laptop and tablet functions will enhance your productivity, this ThinkPad convertible is an attractive offering?but you'll soon have a number of less...

31 July 2012

For ThinkPad enthusiasts the change of keyboards is the X230?s defining feature. There are already some nasty rage-reviews on Lenovo?s website. Personally, I like the keyboard, and I would...

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18 July 2012

As a laptop for on-the-go productivity, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is an excellent performer, with the best productive capability we've seen in a business ultraportable. However, if your notebook...

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Lisa Gade compares the Sony S VAIO 13.3? and the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 notebooks, both running 3r gen Intel Core CPUs Ivy Bridge...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Benjamin j.
(Verified Purchase)

The computer has the multi-touch screen, not the outdoor screen. It DOES come with the digitizer pen For any who are looking at this computer now, think hard about whether it is what you really... Read more…

With a few upgrades this is one of the most powerful computer in its class. It has a super processor and is very user friendly in terms of upgrades 16 GB RAM, SSD, etc
Lenovo support has been really great so far
The touch and pen features are nice and the build quality seems good
Projector works beautifully
Core 7
This computer does NOT come with the following
Webcam
Any Bluetooth capability
Fingerprint reader
Despite not having webcam, it has the 2 2 wireless card, not the 3 3

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo thinkpad x230, lenovo thinkpad x230i, lenovo thinkpad i33110, lenovo thinkpad i33110m
Barcodes 00797337430289, 00887770834024, 00887770834598

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2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5"
£ 899.00
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DELL Inspiron 13 vs Lenovo X230

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DELL Inspiron 13
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB 13.3"
Lenovo X230
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5"
£ 449.95
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Eleven More PCI Express Lanes (max)
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Asus X550CA vs Lenovo X230

Asus X550CA vs Lenovo X230
Asus X550CA
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 1.8GHz 6GB 1TB HDD 15.6"
Lenovo X230
2 core Intel Core i3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5"
£ 630.00
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Only One USB 3.0 Port
Only One USB 2.0 Port
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