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Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Lenovo ThinkPad X250 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB 512GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.6GHz 8GB Mar 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 Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the superior portable PC manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and users, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor cores portable PCs.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The processor frequencys of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 range from 0.8GHz to 3GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 3540[plb_2905720_price] (2.7GHz and higher rated).

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has an Intel Core i7 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Core i7) is actually the best processor family amongst all notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

The worst processor family across comparable types of portable PC is AMD E.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The average internal memory of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 is 6.3GB, and the internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL XPS 13[plb_2705355_price] is also worth considering.

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SSD Storage Media

The ThinkPad X250 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this spec and age. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 across all comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium amongst similar types of laptop.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other portable PCs that have an SSD storage media currently available including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price].

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 also have a full-size keyboard.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the ThinkPad X250 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

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

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 10.7 hours, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a quite long battery life (max) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ThinkPad X250. The shortest battery life (max) of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 is 2.5h and the longest is 24h.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a front camera.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the ThinkPad X250 the processor boost frequencys range from 2GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 2.9GHz. At 3.2 gigahertz, the ThinkPad X250 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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512 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The ThinkPad X250 has bigger solid-state drive capacitys than most of the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the ThinkPad X250. Most of the laptops that came out around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 only have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacitys, however this notebook PC has 512 solid-state drive capacitys.

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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 the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 200 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m². With a display brightness of 400 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250's display brightness is one of the brightest amongst medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor cores portable PCs that have been available for more than a year range from 1MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 3.1MB. At 4 megabytes, the ThinkPad X250 has a very big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250.

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Very Light

The lightest notebook PC of this age and spec is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At only 1.4 kilograms, the ThinkPad X250 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250.

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8 Reasons Against

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop 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 age and spec.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ThinkPad X250 range from 11" to 18". The ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 12.5 inches) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Z30[plb_2984377_price] (13.3") which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours) of the ThinkPad X250 of only 23 watt-hours is one of the smallest amongst laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250. Portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 23Wh and 120Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 45Wh.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The ThinkPad X250 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ThinkPad X250 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the ThinkPad X250 which has three number of battery cellss.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Portable PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit)s of between 2GB and 32GB. The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit)s (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of portable PCs of this age and spec is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. The ThinkPad X250 has a very small maximum internal memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ThinkPad X250.

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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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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X250

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 512 gigabytes, the Lenovo ThinkPad X250 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the ThinkPad X250.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 512GB total storage capacity laptops currently available including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2739272_price] which has better reviews.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Housing Material
Colour of Product
Product Type
Intel Segment Tagging
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
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
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
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
4G Standard
WWAN
3G Standards
2G Standards
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
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
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
Supported Instruction Sets
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
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Certificates
Certification
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Brochures and Manuals

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