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Lenovo X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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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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17 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo X240 is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The average PCI Express slot version of ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years is 2, and the PCI Express slot versions range from 2 to 3. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X240 that we have assessed, the Lenovo X240's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz, the Lenovo X240's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is one of the fastest amongst ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the X240.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the Lenovo X240 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X240. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X240 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,358 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its ultrabooks range compared to other manufacturers.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X240 has a very fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for 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.

We compared all the other 2.6GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this laptop and we think the Lenovo X240[plb_2034034_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Very Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of laptops of a comparable type and age to the X240 is 3.1h, the longest is 18h, and the average battery life is 8.5h. When compared to other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the Lenovo X240's battery life of 17.4 hours is one of the longest.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X240 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X240 also have a front camera.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2405443_price] is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this notebook PC and we think the ThinkPad X240[pl_2778550_price], or the X240[pl_2055134_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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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 most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago. Most ultrabooks that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X240.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X240 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X240 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the X240.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

The average hard drive speed of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the X240 is 6,200 RPM, and the hard drive speeds range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X240 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC 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 the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years is 16GB and the biggest is 33GB. With a maximum internal memory of 32,768 megabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

The Lenovo X240 is fairly light (only 1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. The lightest notebook PC of this type and age is 870g heavy and the heaviest is 3.3kg.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.4kg heavy portable PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price], and the Lenovo X240[plb_2034034_price] is also worth considering.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo X240[plb_2055134_price] (1.4kg).

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Narrow

The widths of ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago range from 280mm to 420mm, and the average width is 330mm. With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X240 is one of the narrower notebook PCs of this age and spec amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X240, the Lenovo X240 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo T440s[plb_2061457_price], or the DELL XPS 13[plb_2014592_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Lenovo X240 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and spec have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 12.5" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo X240[plb_2034034_price].

Notebook PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_2252373_price] (14"), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2405443_price] (14") which is also cheaper.

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

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X240 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X240 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2405443_price] which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo X240 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and spec to the X240 the cache memories range from 2MB to 6MB. The Lenovo X240 has one of the smaller cache memories (only 3 megabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X240

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for more than two years.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_1619995_price], and the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_2084702_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other ultrabooks that are a similar age to the X240.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the Latitude 14 E7240[pl_1609801_price], and the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_1619995_price] both from DELL is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the DELL Latitude 12 E7240[plb_2124350_price] (8GB), the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_2252373_price] (8GB), or the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2405443_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X240 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops of this type and age 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.

Other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_1619995_price], or the Latitude 14 E7440[pl_2084702_price] both from DELL or the HP Zbook 14[plb_2081834_price].

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon Touch[plb_1537041_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the DELL Latitude 14 E7240[plb_1609801_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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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…

22 September 2013

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24 January 2014

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20am005, lenovo 20am005x, lenovo 20am005xf, lenovo 20am005xg, lenovo 20am005xfr, lenovo 20am005xge

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