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Lenovo ThinkPad X240
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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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The ThinkPad X240 is the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad laptop we offer. Weighing in at less than 3 lbs and measuring 0.8 inches at its thickest point, the X240 is ultraportable without... More
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X240 has an SSD storage media which is better than most laptops that were released around the same time as it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have an HDD storage media. 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 media is actually the best storage medium amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

The worst storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is HDD.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X240 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X240 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of laptops of this age and type is 260 cd/m². When compared to other laptops of this age and spec that we have assessed, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240's display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter is one of the brightest.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X240 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X240. The average weight of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240 is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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14 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X240 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. The ThinkPad X240 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 10" to 18". The ThinkPad X240 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 12.5 inches) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. The total storage capacitys of laptops of this type and age range from 1GB to 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

If this medium processor cores notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Packard Bell ME69BMP[plb_2868533_price] (320GB and higher rated).

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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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X240. Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a three number of battery cells notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the ThinkPad X240 does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The ThinkPad X240 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X240 the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X240 is 3GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X240 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X240.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

At only 1.5 Watts, the ThinkPad X240 has a quite low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X240. The speaker powers of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X240 range from 1W to 11W.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Released Over Three Years Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over three years.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.7 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for more than two years.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo ThinkPad E550[plb_2741851_price] (9h) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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