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Lenovo X240 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.9GHz 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) laptop.

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Very New PCI Express Slot Version

The PCI Express slot version of the Lenovo X240 of 3 is one of the newest amongst ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago. The oldest PCI Express slot version of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X240 is 2 and the newest is 3.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 800MHz to 1,300MHz. At 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo X240 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 400 megahertz, the Lenovo X240 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst ultrabooks of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of ultrabooks that have been available for around the same time as the X240 is 290MHz.

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its ultrabooks.

Very Fast Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of ultrabooks that have been on the market for around the same time as the X240 is 1.8GHz. The processor clock speed of the Lenovo X240 of 2.9 gigahertz is one of the fastest amongst ultrabooks that were released around the same time as the X240.

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Very Long Battery Life

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the battery lifes range from 3.1h to 18h. When compared to other portable PCs of this age and type that we have assessed, the Lenovo X240's battery life of 17.4 hours is one of the longest.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo X240 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it. The worst processor family of all ultrabooks that have been around for more than two years is Intel Core i3-2xxx and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for a comparable time 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 most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most ultrabooks that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also 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 notebook PCs of this spec and age.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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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 ultrabooks that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X240 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 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 a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X240.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 3.6GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz. The Lenovo X240 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies (3.6 gigahertz) amongst ultrabooks of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the X240 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the Lenovo X240 is one of the lighter laptops of a similar type and age to the X240 amongst ultrabooks of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 870g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg.

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Very Narrow

With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X240 is one of the narrower ultrabooks that have been on the market for a similar time to the X240 amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X240 the widths range from 280mm to 420mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Only 11.2/12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has an 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other ultrabooks that came out more than two years ago, the Lenovo X240 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The screen size of the Lenovo X240 of only 12.5 inches is one of the smallest amongst notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the ultrabooks that came out around the same time as the X240 the screen sizes range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 14".

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the XPS 13[pl_2111440_price] (13.3"), or the XPS 13[pl_2111443_price] (13.3") both from DELL.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on ultrabooks that have been around for a similar time to it.

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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 that came out more than two years ago also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Three Battery Cells

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X240 have between two and seven battery cells, including the Lenovo X240 which has three battery cells.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X240

Released Over Three Years Ago

This ultrabook was released over three years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X240 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X240.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2134370_price] (512GB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X240 has a pretty standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other ultrabooks that have been around for around the same time as the X240.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Fujitsu LifeBook U772[plb_2549114_price] (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X240 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type 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.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_2189879_price] (SSD).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Flash Memory
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board 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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start 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 Active Management 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
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
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
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual 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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