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Lenovo X220 2 Core Intel Core I3-2xxx 2.1GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequency of the Lenovo X220 of 650 megahertz is one of the fastest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. Laptops that were released around the same time as the X220 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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Good Brand

Based on 4,876 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speed of the Lenovo X220 of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest amongst laptops of a similar spec and age to the X220. The hard drive speeds of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X220 range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

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

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo X220 which has three USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Fairly High Speaker Power

With an speaker power of 2 Watts, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly high speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X220. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the speaker powers range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Light

The Lenovo X220 is one of the lighter portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X220 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The weights of notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X220 range from 300g to 3.8kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only Two Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)s

The Lenovo X220 is a portable PC that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type have a front camera, however the Lenovo X220 does not have a front camera.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X220 have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The Lenovo X220 has a quite small display diagonal (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X220 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs 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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Only Intel Core I3-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X220 has an Intel Core i3-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X220 processor familys range from AMD C to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo X220 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 320 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The hard drive capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X220 range from 250GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 has one of the slowest memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age. The slowest memory clock speed of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X220 is 800MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,600MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Lenovo X220 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo X220 supports a 3 bluetooth version which is better than most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it support a 4 bluetooth version. Across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X220 the best bluetooth version is 4.0 EDR and the worst is 2.1.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X220

Released Over Three Years Ago

Lenovo released the X220 over three years ago.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.1 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a pretty average processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X220.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 8.8 hours, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X220.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 8.8h battery life notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo X220[plb_1553881_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X220.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X220.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
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)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Networking
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Headphone Connectivity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
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
Execute Disable Bit
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Handheld Remote Control
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing

12 Awards

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Expert Reviews

(58)
7 June 2012

This laptop is a no-nonsense machine, a philosophy that permeates every aspect of its design and performance. With its bland appearance, the X220 is unlikely to turn any heads. On the performance... Read more…

7 May 2012

Powerful with amazing battery life, but an Ultrabook is a cheaper option...

30 March 2012

It might not be sleek and sexy, but the 12in Lenovo ThinkPad X220 laptop has it where it counts: a rugged chassis, amazing keyboard, completely flexible and upgradable specifications including 3G,...

Trusted Reviews

23 March 2012

Say hello to the Lenovo ThinkPad X220, a splendid example of the Chinese manufacturer's commitment to powerful business machines. Weighing only 1.7kg, the ThinkPad X220 can easily be carried... Read more…

23 March 2012

Say hello to the Lenovo ThinkPad X220, a splendid example of the Chinese manufacturer's commitment to powerful business machines.Weighing only 1.7kg, the ThinkPad X220 can easily be carried around... Read more…

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User Reviews

(23)
Reviewed 13 August 2016 by Sparky
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Great value...

Reviewed 15 May 2016 by Sarah Boylan
(Verified Purchase)

Came quickly and is just what I am looking for for college :-)...

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Bought it for a friend, had to reinstall the OS in the first week but the BSOD continued, fiabkky took it to a store looks like we need a new harddrive. It came with a guarantee/warranty but... Read more…

Reviewed 26 March 2016 by Freespace
(Verified Purchase)

Laptop ordered Sunday and arrived on Tuesday, very fast shipping. Mine was purchased from Edge Computers, and cosmetically was a grade B by my books (scratched paint, loose fittings around the... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

This is a nice little laptop. Compact and has roughly the same power as my Macbook Pro. I like machines of this age because they were powerful beasties in their day but are now available at a... Read more…

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