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Lenovo X230 2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2.6GHz 4GB 320GB HDD Oct 2012
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The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 offers the power and expansive feature set of a full-size laptop in a thin and lightweight ultraportable.ThinkPad X230. Whether you are travelling around the world or... More
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5 Reasons For

Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

On average Lenovo laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all portable PCs built by Lenovo.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the X230 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.1GHz. The Lenovo X230 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Lenovo X230 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11b WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. In addition, this portable PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard across comparable types of notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The Lenovo X230 is one of the narrower laptops that are a comparable age to the X230 (only 305 millimeters) amongst laptops of this age. The widths of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X230 range from 200mm to 430mm, and the average width is 350mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo X230 does not have a front camera, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X230 also do not have a front camera.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X230 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X230 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

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 of this age and type. The average screen size of comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X230 is 14".

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Acer Aspire V3-371 (13.3").

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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 similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X230 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 320GB to 1TB. At only 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo X230 has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the X230. The speaker power of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1W to 2W.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo X230 which has one USB 2.0 port.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X230

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over four years.

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X230.

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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 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most commonly found storage medium on portable 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.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X230.

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Average Weight

At 1.7 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X230.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the HP EliteBook 2560p (£194.89) (1.7kg).

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Specification

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Motherboard Chipset
Processor Cache
L2 Cache
Processor Cache
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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 Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Networking
Cabling
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Battery
Battery
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified

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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...

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.
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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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