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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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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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17 Reasons For

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X240 only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), however the Lenovo X240 has 16 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of 32 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the X240. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X240 is 23GB.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X240 that we have checked, the Lenovo X240's PCI Express slot version of 3 is one of the newest. The oldest PCI Express slot version of ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 2.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X240 that we have checked, the Lenovo X240's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,250 megahertz is one of the fastest. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X240 range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 400 megahertz, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of ultrabooks that are a comparable age to the X240 is 290MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

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Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the X240 range from 1GHz to 2.9GHz. The Lenovo X240 has one of the fastest processor clock speeds (2.6 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as 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 most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. Most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable 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 across similar types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X240 have total storage capacity of between 64GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 360GB. At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been available for a similar time to the X240.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X240 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. At 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X240.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of laptops of this spec and age is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X240 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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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 the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Narrow

The Lenovo X240 is fairly narrow (only 305.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The narrowest ultrabook that has been available for a similar time to the X240 is 280mm wide, the widest is 420mm, and the average width is 330mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X240 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X240 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Lenovo X240 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average screen size of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X240 is 14".

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Z30 (13.3"), or the DELL XPS 13 (13.3").

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Very Small Internal Memory

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have internal memory of between 4GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.9GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (£1,455.00) (8GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most laptops that came out around the same time as the X240 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Lenovo X240 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 16 Solid-State Drive Capacity

Most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X240 have between 16 and 511 solid-state drive capacity, including the Lenovo X240 which has 16 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many ultrabooks that are a comparable age to it.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

The Lenovo X240 is a one USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have one USB 2.0 port.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Lenovo X240 has a fairly small processor cache (only 3 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X240. The processor caches of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X240 range from 1MB to 6MB.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X240

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the X240 over three years ago.

HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X240 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 average weight (1.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the X240 (1.4kg), or the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (1.4kg) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
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
Maximum 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 Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
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 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Trusted Execution 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 Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54300, lenovo i54300u
Barcodes 00888228531601

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