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Lenovo X220 2 Core Intel Core I7-2xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 160GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

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

At 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo X220 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago. Notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec laptops that have been around for more than two years is 200MHz, the fastest is 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 one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

We checked 4,876 expert and user reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically within its medium processor cores notebook PCs range.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The Lenovo X220 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.7 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The processor frequencys of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X220 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

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Intel Core I7-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X220 has an Intel Core i7-2xxx processor family which is better than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Most laptops of a similar type and age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X220 has a better storage medium than most laptops that were released more than two years ago. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X220.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo X220 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have processor boost frequencys of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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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 more than two years.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

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

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X220 is 3MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. At 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X220.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo X220 is quite light compared to most of the other laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The lightest notebook PC of this type and age is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 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 commonly found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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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. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X220 use two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo X220 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity

Most notebook PCs of this age and type have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Lenovo X220 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo X220 does not have a front camera, unlike most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the X220.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X220 is 510GB. With a total storage capacity of only 160 gigabytes, the Lenovo X220 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X220.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other laptops of this age and spec, the display diagonal of the Lenovo X220 of only 12.5 inches is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X220 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18".

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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 notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X220 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X220 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The slowest memory clock speed of notebook PCs of this age and type 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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X220 do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo X220 is no exception to this as it too 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 the 4 bluetooth version supported by most comparable spec laptops that were released more than two years ago. The worst bluetooth version of all laptops of a comparable type and age to the X220 is 2.1 and the best is 4.0 EDR.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X220

Released Over Three Years Ago

This medium processor cores notebook PC was released over three years ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X220 has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X220.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U904[plb_2254413_price] (10GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 8.8 hours, the Lenovo X220 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched 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 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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
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)
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
Optical Drive
LightScribe
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
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
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
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® 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

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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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