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Lenovo X240 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 516GB HDD+SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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The ThinkPad X240 is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad laptop we offer. Weighing in at less than 1.36 kg and measuring 20.3mm at its thickest point, the X240 is ultraportable without sacrificing... More
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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Review!
Lenovo Thinkpad X240 Review Summary
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12 Reasons For

Good Brand

Lenovo has good average reviews for its ultrabooks as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other manufacturers.

Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X240 range from 1.7GB to 2GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X240 has a front camera. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the X240 also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X240 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X240.

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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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 516 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X240 have total storage capacity of between 64GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo X240 has one of the fastest hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The hard drive speeds of ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the X240 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 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 typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Very High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 3 Watts, the Lenovo X240 has one of the highest speaker power amongst notebook PCs of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X240 have speaker power of between 1W and 4W, and the average speaker power is 1.6W.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Narrow

The average width of portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X240 is 330mm, and the widths range from 280mm to 420mm. At only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X240 is quite narrow compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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17 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the X240 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo X240 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X240.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X240 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X240 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo X240 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo X240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X240 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Lenovo X240 has a very small screen size (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the X240. The average screen size of notebook PCs of this age and type is 14".

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might be worth looking at include the XPS 13 (13.3"), or the XPS 13 (13.3") both from DELL.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo X240 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the X240. Across all the ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as the X240 the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.8GHz.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (£895.94) (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X240 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the X240 that we have assessed the battery capacity of, the Lenovo X240's battery capacity of only 23.5 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The average battery capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X240 is 46Wh, and the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 72Wh.

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Only 16 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo X240 is a 16 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo X240 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Only Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo X240 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The best processor family of all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X240 is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Core i3-2xxx.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X240 is 280 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo X240 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 9.6GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the X240.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Laptops of a similar type and age to the X240 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB. The Lenovo X240 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 3 megabytes) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X240

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the X240.

Average Battery Life

With a battery life of 8.7 hours, the Lenovo X240 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X240.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (9h).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X240.

If this portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Fujitsu LifeBook U772 (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X240 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most ultrabooks that are a similar age to it have an SSD storage medium. 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 Weight

With a weight of 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X240.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the HP Pro (1.4kg).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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 Capacity
Installed SSD
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant 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 Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio 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
Processor Code
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers thinkpadx240
Barcodes 00600649321261, 00888228750354, 00888228750538, 00888228750606, 00888228751412

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