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Lenovo X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.3GHz 8GB May 2015
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Ultrathin And UltralightWeighing in at less than 3 lbs and measuring 0.8" at its thickest point, the X250 is ultraportable without sacrificing anything in terms of ports, connectivity, or... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor core notebook PCs.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most laptops that were released around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that have been available for 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. Across all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X250 the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Lenovo X250 has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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 amongst all laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X250.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X250 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 10.7 hours, the Lenovo X250 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X250 is 8.6h.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 10.7h battery life portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo L450 (£687.62).

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Z30 (£1,549.99) (11h) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X250 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the X250 also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to 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 were released around the same time as it.

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Very Light

The average weight of laptops of this age and spec is 2kg, and the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg. The Lenovo X250 is one of the lighter similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 (£371.80) (1.4kg).

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Narrow

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X250 the widths range from 28mm to 430mm. With a width of only 305.5 millimeters, the Lenovo X250 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X250.

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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 frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X250. Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X250 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 180 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The average total storage capacity of laptops that came out around the same time as the X250 is 550GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 2TB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the E550 (192GB), or the L540 (£710.40) (192GB) both from Lenovo which is also higher rated.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 12.5 inches) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The screen sizes of notebook PCs of this age and spec range from 11" to 18", and the average screen size is 15".

If this Lenovo laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Z30 (£1,549.99) (13.3" and higher rated), or the Z30t (13.3" and higher rated) both from Toshiba.

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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 frequently found display resolution on laptops of this type and age.

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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 are a comparable age to the X250 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Three Battery Cells

The Lenovo X250 is a three battery cell count notebook PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The Lenovo X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X250 is 14GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X250

Released Over a Year Ago

This medium processor core notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X250.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.3GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo L450 (£687.62).

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S (2.4GHz and higher rated).

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X250.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Fujitsu Lifebook U745 (£1,149.00) (12GB).

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this age and type.

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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
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
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
Full-Size 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 Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
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

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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

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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

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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.

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 5300u8, lenovo ram180, lenovo ram180g, lenovo ram180gb
Barcodes 00889233309278, 00889233886595

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