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Lenovo X230 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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Whether you're travelling around the world or commuting between offices, starting at 2.96 lbs, the X230 won't weigh you down. The X230's 6-cell battery offers up to 9.9 hours unplugged, or pair... More
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17 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other laptops of this age and type that we have assessed the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of, the Lenovo X230's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest. Laptops of this age and type have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo X230 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X230. This Lenovo laptop is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) laptop compared to most of the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs that have been available for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Lenovo X230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good reviews as do all notebook PCs produced by Lenovo.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X230. The processor clock speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the HP ProBook 650[plb_2753866_price] (2.7GHz).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Laptops of this type and age have battery lifes of between 2h and 4,400h. With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo X230 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

Other 9h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkPad T431s[plb_1610743_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the ProBook 450 G1[pl_2505029_price] (9.25h), or the ProBook 440[pl_2353338_price] (9.25h) both from HP.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X230 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo X230 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.3 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X230 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3GHz.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. The Lenovo X230 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X230.

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Six Battery Cells

Most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X230 have between one and eight battery cells, including the Lenovo X230 which has six battery cells.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable 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 around for a similar time to it.

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Light

The Lenovo X230 is quite light (only 1.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X230 the weights range from 300g to 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 X230[pl_1630453_price] (1.3kg), or the X230[pl_1547944_price] (1.3kg) both from Lenovo.

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Narrow

The Lenovo X230 is fairly narrow (only 305 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230. The widths of laptops that are a similar age to the X230 range from 38mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

With a maximum processor memory bandwidth of only 21.3 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230. The maximum processor memory bandwidths of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X230 range from 17GB/s to 32GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X230 use two displays supported by on-board grap, including the Lenovo X230 which uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo X230 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the X230. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 4GB to 32GB.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo X230 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average screen size of laptops of this type and age is 15", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 18".

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X230 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X230 which have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This laptop has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the T420s[pl_48433_price] (SSD), or the S540[pl_2433540_price] (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 typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X230 is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB. The Lenovo X230 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for a comparable 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 around for more than two years, the Lenovo X230 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo X230 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other 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.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has one of the smaller hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230 range from 180GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

At only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X230 has a very slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X230

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X230 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Toshiba Tecra Z50[plb_2232382_price] (512GB and higher rated).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor 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
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
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
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection 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 Cell Count
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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...

Pcper.com

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...

Itproportal.com

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

If you're after a small laptop that's also powerful and comfortable to type on, the ThinkPad X230 is perfect. It has an excellent, backlit keyboard and its screen is also splendid. The only thing...

Good Gear Guide.com.au

27 June 2012

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 picks up right where the previous model left off, with category-leading performance and portability...

PC Mag

11 June 2012

ThinkPads have always been more than the sum of their parts, and the X230 is no exception. IT departments and fans will love the laptop and the vast array of support and warranty options that come...

11 June 2012

ThinkPads have always been more than the sum of their parts, and the X230 is no exception. IT departments and fans will love the laptop and the vast array of support and warranty options that come...

9 June 2012

Fans of the classic ThinkPad won't be disappointed with the X230. It's the X series you love with the same rugged styling and construction, eraserhead cursor control, and comfortable... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i53320, lenovo i53320m
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