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Lenovo X230 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Aug 2012
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Tough, slim and light, the ThinkPad X230 elevates the business laptop to a new level with its vivid IPS display, purer sound and peerless keyboard ergonomics. Start faster, resume faster and... More
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20 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This Lenovo portable PC received a score of 80% from expert review website IT Reviews.com.

Robust

A few Lenovo X230 reviewers who reviewed the Lenovo X230 reckoned that it was strong and durable. Itreviews.com wrote “Jamie Carter We've heard Lenovo's hard-wearing laptops have come in for some pretty sturdy praise, from those with a fleet of mobile employees as well as the road-warrior class themselves” . Itreviews.com also wrote “Hefty hinges create a reassuringly sturdy build that ought to help the X220i survive a life on the road”. It Reviews.com said “Rugged design and build” in their Lenovo X230 review.

Easy to Use

Some people who purchased the Lenovo X230 thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Itreviews.com said on expert website IT Reviews.com four years ago “It’s certainly up for the journey, with a high-end, comfortable and impressive all-round experience, which is capped off b” in their review and rated it 5 stars. It Reviews.com said “Comfortable to type keyboard” in their Lenovo X230 review.

Nice Design

One Lenovo X230 reviewer reckoned that the Lenovo X230 was good looking. One person wrote in their reviews that the product was a good design.

Good Battery Life

One customer who bought it thought it had a good battery life. It Reviews.com rated this laptop 5 stars and mentioned on IT Reviews.com “Rugged construction, good battery life, decent keyboard”.

Good Size

One Lenovo X230 owner thought this laptop was good structurally.

Quite New PCI Express Slot Version

The oldest PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X230 is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.2. At 3, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly new PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X230.

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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 came out more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X230 range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Lenovo X230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo medium processor core notebook PCs have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops manufactured by Lenovo.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X230 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X230 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium amongst all portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X230.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo T420s[plb_48433_price] (SSD).

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 10.3 hours, the Lenovo X230 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X230. The average battery life of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X230 is 24h.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] (10.5h), or the Fujitsu LifeBook E544[plb_2988447_price] (11.3h).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X230 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X230.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently 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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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X230. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 3.7GHz.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X230. The average weight of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.2kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Narrow

The widths of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X230 range from 38mm to 430mm. The Lenovo X230 is one of the narrower laptops that were released more than two years ago (only 305 millimeters) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X230 range from 1GB to 1.5TB. The Lenovo X230 has a quite small total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X230.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X230 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average screen size is 15". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X230 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion x360 13-s060sa[plb_2964572_price] (13.3"), or the Asus Zenbook UX301LA[plb_2964654_price] (13.3").

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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 notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X230 which have a full-size keyboard.

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

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X230. The average internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5.3GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2907060_price] (8GB).

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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 laptops of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X230 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the X230 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

With an speaker power of only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X230 has one of the lower speaker power amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The speaker power of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X230 range from 1W to 11W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo X230 is a one USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X230 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X230

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Lenovo laptop was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X230 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Family
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Motherboard Chipset
Processor Upgrade
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Processor Thread
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Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
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Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Available Memory Slot
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
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Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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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
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Cabling
Bluetooth Version
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3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
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DVI Port
VGA Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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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
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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
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Battery
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Energy Star Certified
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Graphics Adapter Family

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Expert Reviews

(47)
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...

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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

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