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Lenovo X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB Apr 2015
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With its weight starting at 1.42 kg and measuring 20.3 mm at its thickest point for the non-multitouch model with internal 3-cell and rear 3-cell batteries, the X250 is ultraportable without... More
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Medium processor core notebook PCs manufactured by Lenovo have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just medium processor core notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X250 processor memory clock speeds range from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X250 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This Lenovo laptop has an SSD storage medium, whereas most laptops that are a similar 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 actually the best storage medium across all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X250.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X250 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the X250 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Very Light

The weights of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X250 range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Lenovo X250 is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X250 (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the X250[pl_2979064_price] (1.4kg), or the X240[pl_2939879_price] (1.4kg) both from Lenovo.

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Narrow

The Lenovo X250 is fairly narrow (only 305.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X250. The narrowest comparable spec notebook PC that was released around the same time as the X250 is 28mm wide, the widest is 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X250 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB. With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X250.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the E550[pl_2997073_price] (192GB), or the L540[pl_2993337_price] (192GB) both from Lenovo which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X250 have screen sizes of between 11" and 18", and the average screen size is 15". When compared to other laptops of a similar age and type to the X250, the Lenovo X250's screen size of only 12.5 inches is one of the smallest.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the UX303LA[pl_3136892_price] (13.3"), or the UX303UB[pl_2993330_price] (13.3") both from Asus which also has a higher rating.

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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 laptops of this type and age.

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Very Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X250 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the HP Pavilion 14-ab166us[plb_3010778_price] (6GB).

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X250 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X250

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the X250.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

There are a number of other 2.3GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the DELL Latitude 14 E7450[plb_2979416_price] which has better reviews.

If this laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S[plb_3003530_price] (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Maximum Resolution
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
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 Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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 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 Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
WiFi Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(30)
24 November 2015

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is designed to withstand the rigours of a tough professional and personal life. While still looking smart.Utter the words ?tough notebook? and the image that the mind... Read more…

24 July 2015

The Lenovo ThinkPad Z50 business ultraportable is ready to work hard, with ruggedized construction, a hot-swappable battery, and an Intel Core i5 processor...

23 July 2015

Most modern laptops are built around either 13- or 15in screens, with a few outliers at 17in. Then there are the ultra-ultraportables with 11in displays, but Lenovo's ThinkPad X250 sits just... Read more…

With its sharp screen, comfortable keyboard, good performance, and durability features, Lenovo's ThinkPad X250 comes as close to perfection as an ultraportable can. And how does two-day battery...

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26 June 2015

Lenovo arguably went overboard last year in tweaking the design of its premium ThinkPad X1 Carbon business laptop. After the inevitable backlash from ThinkPad users, it has rolled back some of the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 22 April 2016 by Claudiu Apostol
(Verified Purchase)

Perfect laptop/ultrabook for on-the-go coding and hacking away at stuff (which is the reason i bought it for). Battery life is amazing. I'm dual booting Fedora and Windows 10 (using legacy boot... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

The item i got had a 1366x768 display. Not impressed, returning.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i55200, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20cm0028, lenovo 20cm0028u, lenovo 20cm0028uk

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Lenovo L540 vs Lenovo X250

Lenovo L540 vs Lenovo X250
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2 core Intel Core i5-4xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 192GB SSD 15.6"
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2 core Intel Core i5-5xxx 2.3GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5"
£ 710.40
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