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Lenovo X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB Jul 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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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo is one of the better rated notebook PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X250 the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz (worst) to 1,866MHz (best).

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X250 has an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most portable PCs of a similar type and 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X250.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X250 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X250 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X250 has a touch sensitive screen, which is unusual. Most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the X250 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo X250 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X250 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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Narrow

The widths of comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the X250 range from 28mm to 430mm. With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X250 is one of the narrower notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X250 amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have a full-size keyboard, however the Lenovo X250 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X250 is 16GB and the biggest is 2TB. When compared to other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X250 that we have checked the total storage capacity of, the Lenovo X250's total storage capacity of only 128 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 128GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250 (£706.60).

If this Lenovo notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo L540 (£710.40) (192GB and higher rated).

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X250 is 15".

If this notebook PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire V3-371 (£700.00) (13.3").

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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 typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X250

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo X250 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2.3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X250.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo T450s (12GB).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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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 Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery 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)
Fingerprint Reader
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...

Computershopper.com

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 i55300, lenovo i55300u, lenovo 20cls3l005
Barcodes 00889233180020, 00889233872802, 00889800288838

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