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...
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12 Reasons For
Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews
Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo X240 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed.
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 notebook PCs of this type and age.
Amongst similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.
SSD Storage Medium
The Lenovo X240 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an HDD storage medium. 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.
An SSD storage medium is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops that were released around the same time as the X240.
The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.
If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might want to consider the DELL XPS 13 (£491.96) (SSD).
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo X240 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.
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Quite Bright Display Brightness
With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo X240 has a very bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X240 the display brightnesss range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 240 cd/m².
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo X240 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs that came out more than two years ago which do not have a touch sensitive screen.
The Lenovo X240 is one of the lighter notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X240 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X240 is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.
Gold EPEAT Compliance
This notebook PC has a Gold EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago.
700:1 Typical Contrast Ratio
The Lenovo X240 has a maximum typical contrast ratio of 700:1. That's 40% more typical contrast ratio than a 500:1 portable PC, which is the most common typical contrast ratio. Across all medium processor core laptops that were launched more than two years ago the best typical contrast ratio is 1000:1 and the worst is 250:1.
The average width of comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 360mm. At only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X240 is quite narrow compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.
11 Reasons Against
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X240 have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo X240 does not have a full-size keyboard.
Quite Small Screen Size
Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 18". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X240 is 500GB, and the total storage capacity range from 1GB to 1.5TB.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
At only 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the X240. Across all the medium processor core laptops that were released more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz.
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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 a similar age and spec to it.
Only 1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The Lenovo X240 has a maximum memory slots of 1x SO-DIMM. That's 50% less memory slots than a 2x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.
A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the worst memory slots amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the X240.
The best memory slots amongst similar types of laptop is 4x SO-DIMM.
Only Three Battery Cells
The Lenovo X240 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core laptops of this age.
Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3,300GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X240 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst notebook PCs of this age.
Only 802.11a WiFi Standard
The Lenovo X240 has an 802.11a WiFi standard which is better than the 802.11n WiFi standard found on most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.
An 802.11a WiFi standard is in fact the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X240.
Amongst similar types of portable PC the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n.
Only 4 Bluetooth Version
This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a comparable age to it.
2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X240
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Lenovo portable PC has been on the market for over two years.
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Docking Station Included
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
Dolby Home Theater
EDGE, GPRS, GSM
Ethernet LAN Connection
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
USB 3.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro
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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
8 - 95
Storage Temperature Range
5 - 43
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
The all-new Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a lightweight business-oriented laptop that delivers extremely long battery life, decent performance and a touch screen display. For business-use, the design is... Read more…