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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 Mar 2015
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Weighing in at less than 3 lbs and measuring 20.3mm at its thickest point, the X250 is ultraportable without sacrificing anything in terms of ports, connectivity, or durability. Full-sized and... More
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its medium processor core notebook PCs as well as across its entire laptop range compared to other brands.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago 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 an SSD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most laptops of this age and type 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 notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of this age and type.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the X250 also have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X250 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Narrow

The Lenovo X250 is one of the narrower comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X250 (only 305.5 millimeters) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X250 range from 28mm to 430mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X250 range from 16GB to 2TB. At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the L540[pl_2993337_price] (192GB), or the E550[pl_2997073_price] (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 portable PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and type have screen sizes of between 11" and 18".

If this portable PC screen size is too small for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire V3-371[plb_3006284_price] (13.3").

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 23 watt-hours, the Lenovo X250's battery capacity is one of the smallest amongst portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X250. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X250 the battery capacities range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X250, the Lenovo X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X250 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X250 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 14GB.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

The Lenovo X250 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. The best Wi-Fi standard of all laptops of a similar age and spec to the X250 is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X250

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X250.

If this medium processor core notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Travelmate TMP645-S[plb_3003530_price] (2.4GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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Microphone in Port
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VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
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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
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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AC Adapter Included
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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.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 5300u8, lenovo ram180, lenovo ram180g, lenovo ram180gb

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