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Lenovo X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 516GB HDD+SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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The ThinkPad X240 is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad laptop we offer. Weighing in at less than 3 lbs and measuring 0.8 inches at its thickest point, the X240 is ultraportable without... More
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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and owner reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its ultrabooks.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X240 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X240 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X240, the Lenovo X240 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X240 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this portable 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X240.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X240 has a fairly big total storage capacity (516 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the X240. The average total storage capacity of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 360GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo X240 has a very fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the X240. The slowest hard drive speed of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,200 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 ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X240 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Narrow

At only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X240 is quite narrow compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X240. The widths of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 280mm to 420mm, and the average width is 330mm.

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20 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on ultrabooks that were released around the same time as it.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of this spec and age 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 notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo X240 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops of this age and spec range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of this type and age is 23GB.

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Very Small Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of this age and type range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X240 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age.

If this ultrabook screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire S7-392 (13.3" and higher rated).

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Lenovo X240 is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X240 have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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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 laptops of a similar age and type to the X240. The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X240 is 1.8GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz.

We compared this laptop to all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs and we think the Acer Aspire S7-392 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL XPS 13 (1.7GHz).

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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 ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The Lenovo X240 has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB.

If this ultrabook internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire S7-392 (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the X240 is 46Wh. The Lenovo X240 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 23.5 watt-hours) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Only 16 Solid-State Drive Capacity

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

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo X240 is a three battery cell count laptop.

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Thick

The Lenovo X240 is one of the thicker portable PCs that came out more than two years ago (21.5 millimeters) amongst ultrabooks of this age. Across all the portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the heights range from 6mm to 31mm.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to the X240 the maximum internal memory range from 4GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 9GB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X240 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.6GHz. The Lenovo X240 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 2.6 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the Lenovo X240 has one of the smaller maximum internal memories amongst ultrabooks of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the X240 is 16GB, the biggest is 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 22GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The processor caches of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.3MB.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Lenovo X240 is a two USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

With a cache memory of only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo X240 has one of the smaller cache memories amongst ultrabooks of this age. The smallest cache memory of notebook PCs of this age and type is 2MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X240

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the X240 over two years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 8.7 hours, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X240.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (9h).

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X240 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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

The Lenovo X240 has a relatively standard weight (1.5 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X240.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo T440s (1.5kg).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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 Interface
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
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
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
Networking
4G
3G Standard
2G Standard
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
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
VGA Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
GPS Function
Keyboard
Full-Size 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 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 Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
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)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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30 January 2014

The latest-generation ThinkPad X240 delivers the features and durability you'd expect, along with astonishing battery life. A few design choices won't be to everyone's liking, but on balance this...

Computershopper.com

25 January 2014

For me, that price is too steep when competitors like the MacBook Air offer all-day endurance in a larger, lighter frame. The ThinkPad X240 is inarguably an impressive display of what's possible...

23 January 2014

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a powerful business laptop sporting a Core i5 Haswell CPU, a speedy solid-state drive, and a 12.5-inch IPS touch-screen display. You'll pay top dollar for this...

PC Mag

18 December 2013

There's a lot to like about the X240?especially if Lenovo delivers on the optional 1080p IPS panel in the near future. The company has tweaked a few things here and there, mostly for the better...

Digitaltrends.com

9 December 2013

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…

2 December 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 delivers amazing battery life, powerful performance and a durable design, making it the best business ultraportable yet.

Laptopmag.com

30 November 2013

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a small, robust, and all-around solid laptop that offers everything you need in a small system without being boisterous or in your face about it. The feel of the laptop...

1 February 2014

Desde que IBM dejó partir a Lenovo , éste ha conseguido desarrollar una exitosa carrera para el portátil ThinkPad, manteniéndolo con vida después de muchos años y bien conceptuado por la... Read more…

24 January 2014

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3 January 2014

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