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Lenovo ThinkPad 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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Weighing 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 durability. Full-sized and... More
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Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Review
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The ThinkPad X250 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 is 11GB.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,876 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo laptops 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.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of laptops that were launched more than a year ago range from 2.5h to 24h. At 20 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a very long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ThinkPad X250 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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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 Lenovo portable PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 processor familys range from AMD E to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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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 came out more than a year ago also have a front camera.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Portable PCs of this type and age have processor boost frequencys of between 2GHz and 3.7GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago that we have assessed, the ThinkPad X250's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the ThinkPad X250 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a touchscreen, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 which do not have a touchscreen.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 the processor caches range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a very big processor cache 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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Fairly Big Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average cache memory is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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Light

The lightest notebook PC of a comparable age and spec to the ThinkPad X250 is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the ThinkPad X250 is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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10 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This notebook PC has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently found on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X250 have display diagonals of between 10" and 18". With a display diagonal of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 Three Number of Battery Cellss

The ThinkPad X250 is a three number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the ThinkPad X250 have between two and eight number of battery cellss.

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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 notebook PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16,384 megabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The maximum internal memorys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250 range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 21GB.

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Only Windows 7 Professional Recovery Operating System

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a better recovery operating system than most laptops of this type and age. This Lenovo laptop has a Windows 7 Professional recovery operating system, whereas most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have a Windows 8 recovery operating system. Across all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 the best recovery operating system is Windows 8.1 Pro and the worst is Windows 10 Pro.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

At only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. The average hard drive capacity of laptops of a similar age and type to the ThinkPad X250 is 690GB.

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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 available for around the same time as it. This Lenovo laptop has an 802.11a wi-Fi standards, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released one year ago have an 802.11n wi-Fi standards. Laptops of this type and age wi-Fi standardss range from IEEE 802.11a (worst) to 802.11n (best).

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops 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

Lenovo released the ThinkPad X250 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

The ThinkPad X250 has a relatively standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Specification

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Intel® Smart Response Technology
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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

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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

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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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