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Lenovo X250 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB May 2015
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Ultrathin And Ultralight.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... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

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

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X250. The average processor clock speed of portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X250 is 2.2GHz.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the DELL Precision M2800[plb_2979877_price] (2.7GHz and higher rated), or the Toshiba A50[plb_2984407_price] (2.7GHz and higher rated).

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X250 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X250 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of this type and age. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The processor family of all notebook PCs of this spec and age ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X250 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X250 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.7GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X250 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X250 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,800 RPM. The Lenovo X250 has one of the faster hard drive speeds (7,200 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X250 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest processor cache of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X250 is 1MB and the biggest is 6MB.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of portable PCs of this spec and age is 270 cd/m². The Lenovo X250 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Light

The Lenovo X250 is one of the lighter comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year (only 1.3 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X250 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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Narrow

The Lenovo X250 is quite narrow (only 307 millimeters) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. The widths of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X250 range from 28mm to 430mm, and the average width is 360mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 15", and the screen sizes range from 11" to 18". With a screen size of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X250 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X250.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Toshiba Z30t[plb_2984362_price] (13.3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Battery Life

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the X250 have battery lifes of between 2.5h and 24h. With a battery life of only 5.2 hours, the Lenovo X250 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire ES1-531[plb_3007315_price] (5.5h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. 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.

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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 notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 23 watt-hours, the Lenovo X250 has a very small battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The battery capacities of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X250 range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 46Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo X250 does not have a touch sensitive screen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other laptops that are a similar 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 laptop.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Laptops of a similar age and type to the X250 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the X250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo X250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec. Across all the medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X250 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 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 medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This Lenovo portable PC has an 802.11a WiFi standard, whereas most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all medium processor core notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X250 the worst Wi-Fi standard is IEEE 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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3 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 Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (12GB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3081569_price] (512GB), or the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_2939901_price] (512GB).

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Specification

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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
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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23 July 2015

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26 June 2015

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User Reviews

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 20cl001, lenovo 20cl001b, lenovo 20cl001bu, lenovo 20cl001buk
Barcodes 00889233308349, 00889233310472

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