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

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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on laptops of this age and type.

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

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of laptops that came out around the same time as the X220 is 660MHz, the fastest is 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. When compared to other laptops of this age and type, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the Lenovo X220 of 1,300 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X220 range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X220.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Lenovo X220 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.5 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs that came out more than two years ago have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of this spec and age the worst memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz and the best is 1,600MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X220 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X220.

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Light

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X220 the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.6 kilograms, the Lenovo X220 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a quite fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X220 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo X220 has a fairly fast hard drive speed (7,200 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X220. Across all the portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X220 the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo X220 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X220 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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12 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the X220 have maximum processor memory bandwidths of between 21GB/s and 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 25GB/s. The maximum processor memory bandwidth of the Lenovo X220 of only 21.3 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest amongst portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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

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

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X220 have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Lenovo X220 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 10" and the biggest is 18". The Lenovo X220 has a quite small display diagonal (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X220.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo X220 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on laptops of a similar age and type to 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 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on similar spec portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X220 range from 250GB to 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Lenovo X220 has a very small hard drive capacity (only 320 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X220.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X220 have memory clock speeds of between 800MHz and 1,800MHz. The Lenovo X220 has a very slow memory clock speed (only 1,333 megahertz) 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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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X220 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X220 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Lenovo X220 supports a 2.1 bluetooth version which is better than the 4 bluetooth version supported by most notebook PCs of this age and spec.

A 2.1 bluetooth version is actually the worst supported bluetooth version amongst all laptops of this type and age.

A 4.0 EDR bluetooth version is the best supported bluetooth version amongst comparable types of laptop.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X220

Released Over Four Years Ago

This portable PC was released over four years ago.

Intel Core I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X220 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.8 hours, the Lenovo X220 has a pretty average battery life (max) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the X220.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X220.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 320GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think the HP 8460p[plb_1458088_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Front Side Bus
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by 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
Touchscreen
LED Backlight
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
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Built-In Camera
Front Camera
Networking
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
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
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
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)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Security
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Compliance Industry Standards

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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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i52520, lenovo i52520m, lenovo i52520m4, lenovo i52520m4g, lenovo i52520m4gb
Barcodes 00191120082868, 00645743280915, 00885649584346

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