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Lenovo X220 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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15 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other laptops of this age and type only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the Lenovo X220 has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X220 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 660MHz to 1,300MHz. The Lenovo X220 has one of the fastest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,300 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo X220 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst notebook PCs of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X220 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Good Brand

Lenovo has good average reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. Portable PCs of this age and type have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X220 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo X220 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Touchscreen

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X220 which do not have a touchscreen, the Lenovo X220 has a touchscreen.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Lenovo X220 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) (62.4 watt-hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the X220. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X220 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 5Wh and 100Wh.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 1.3 megapixels, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X220 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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Light

The Lenovo X220 is one of the lighter similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X220 (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X220 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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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

The Lenovo X220 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of portable PCs of this age and type range from 10" to 18". 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 are a similar age to the X220.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X220 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to 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 portable PCs of this type 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 laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X220 is 250GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo X220's hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 has a fairly slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. The slowest memory clock speed of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X220 is 800MHz and the fastest is 1,800MHz.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only 3 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo X220 supports a 3 bluetooth version which is better than the 4 bluetooth version supported by most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all laptops of a similar type and age to the X220 the worst bluetooth version is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X220

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Lenovo released the X220.

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X220 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo X220 has a fairly average battery life (max) (8.8 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X220 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X220.

We compared this laptop to all the other 320GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the HP 8460p[plb_1458088_price] is also worth considering.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots (available)
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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touch Technology
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Subwoofer
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
Networking Standards
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Line-in
TV Out Port
Headphone Connectivity
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
DisplayPorts Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Port
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
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® Smart Cache
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
HDD Recovery
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
Mouse Included
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
Wi-Fi Certified
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Internal Modem
TV in Port
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
LAN Controller
Power Requirements
Wireless Technology
HDD User Password
Display
Compliance Industry Standards
Type

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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
(Verified Purchase)

Great value...

Reviewed 15 May 2016 by Sarah Boylan
(Verified Purchase)

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

(Verified Purchase)

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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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