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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Apr 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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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review
Quick Review of the Lenovo Thinkpad x250 Running Ubuntu 16 10

11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 16GB. The ThinkPad X250 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. Most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago the memory clock speeds supported by processor ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the bigger internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X250.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago is 8.6h. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the longer battery life (max)s (10.7 hours) amongst laptops of this age.

If this notebook PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (10.9h) which is also higher rated.

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Has a Front Camera

The ThinkPad X250 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

Comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 1,200 cd/m². The ThinkPad X250 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Light

Comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 have weights of between 940g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this spec and age (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X250 is 950MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. At only 900 megahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 12.5 inches, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X250. The smallest display diagonal of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 is 10", the biggest is 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age. 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 portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad X250 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X250 the maximum internal memory (64-bit)s range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a fairly slow processor boost frequency (only 2.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 the processor boost frequencys range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X250. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago the hard drive capacitys range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 690GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X250 over a year ago.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a faster processor frequency then you might also want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (2.3GHz) which is also higher rated.

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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 cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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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

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...

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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

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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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