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Lenovo ThinkPad 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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With its weight starting at 1.42 kg and measuring 20.3 mm at its thickest point for the non-multitouch model with internal 3-cell and rear 3-cell batteries, the X250 is ultraportable without... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X250. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago is 11GB.

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Good Brand

We checked 4,876 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most laptops that have been available for more than a year. In addition, this laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The worst memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 is 133MHz and the best is 1,866MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the bigger internal memorys (8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have internal memorys of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 6.3GB.

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X250 has a better storage medium than most laptops that have been around for more than a year. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out 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.

This notebook PC's storage medium (SSD) is in fact the best storage medium amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250.

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

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago, the ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

At 10.7 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250. The shortest battery life (max) of laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250 is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h.

If this Lenovo portable PC battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon (10.9h) which also has a higher rating.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X250 range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m². At 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite bright display brightness 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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Very Light

At only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X250 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ThinkPad X250. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 the weights range from 940g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2kg.

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11 Reasons Against

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

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of portable PCs that have been around for more than a year range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 900 megahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250.

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

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The smallest total storage capacity of laptops of this age and spec is 32GB and the biggest is 2TB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". The ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small display diagonal (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago.

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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 type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad X250 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is a three number of battery cells laptop.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. When compared to other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 of only 8 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year. The smallest maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and type is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Only Windows 7 Professional Recovery Operating System

The ThinkPad X250 has a better recovery operating system than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. This Lenovo portable PC has a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it have a Windows 8 recovery operating system. The best recovery operating system of all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X250 is Windows 8.1 Pro and the worst is Windows 10 Pro.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the ThinkPad X250.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250.

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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 commonly found processor family on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Expert Reviews

(30)
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

(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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 5300u8, lenovo ram180, lenovo ram180g, lenovo ram180gb
Barcodes 00889233309261, 00889233310724, 00889233311271, 00889233313985, 00889561540237

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