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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 256GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB May 2015
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Ultrathin And UltralightWeighing in at less than 3 lbs and measuring 0.8" at its thickest point, the X250 is ultraportable without sacrificing anything in terms of ports, connectivity, or... More
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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review
Quick Review of the Lenovo Thinkpad x250 Running Ubuntu 16 10

14 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 have been around for around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250 is 2.5h, the longest is 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h. When compared to other laptops that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250's battery life (max) of 20 hours is one of the longest.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has an SSD storage media which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most portable PCs that have been on the market 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.

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

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The ThinkPad X250 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all laptops of this spec and age.

The worst display resolution across similar types of laptop is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The ThinkPad X250 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is AMD E.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 also have a front camera.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The ThinkPad X250 has a very big processor cache (4 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ThinkPad X250. Portable PCs that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250 have processor caches of between 1MB and 6MB.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago is 270 cd/m². With a display brightness of 300 candellas per square meter, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X250.

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Light

The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 range from 940g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad X250 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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9 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This portable PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. The display diagonals of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 range from 10" to 18".

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 23Wh to 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh. At only 23 watt-hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a very small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

The ThinkPad X250 is a three number of battery cells portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

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

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X250. The maximum internal memorys of laptops of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X250 range from 2GB to 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 portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. This portable PC has a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have a Windows 8 recovery operating system. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the worst recovery operating system is Windows 10 Pro and the best is Windows 8.1 Pro.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

The ThinkPad X250 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it. This laptop has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the best Wi-Fi standard 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 the most frequently supported bluetooth version on laptops of this type and age.

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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 this Lenovo portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory laptops currently available including the DELL Inspiron 17 5000[plb_2656827_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo T450s[plb_3046986_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The ThinkPad X250 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
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FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
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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
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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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
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Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
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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
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
GPS (satellite)
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Bundled Software
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
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Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
Certification
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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24 November 2015

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23 July 2015

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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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