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Lenovo X230 2 Core Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 320GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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13 Reasons For

Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X230. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X230 is 360MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

On average Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews as do all portable PCs manufactured by Lenovo.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the laptops that were released around the same time as the X230 the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. The Lenovo X230 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.5 gigahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X230 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X230 do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X230 has a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X230 also have a front camera.

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Very Fast Hard Drive Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and type the hard drive speeds range from 4,200 RPM to 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo X230's hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute is one of the fastest.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most frequently found wi-Fi standards on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memorys of notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X230 range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X230.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X230 has a touchscreen, which is unusual. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X230 do not have a touchscreen.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Light

The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X230 range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 is quite light compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X230.

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8 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 comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo X230's display diagonal of only 12.5 inches is one of the smallest. The average display diagonal of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the X230 is 15".

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X230 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 320 gigabytes) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X230 is 1GB and the biggest is 1.5TB.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most commonly found storage media on notebook PCs of a comparable type and age 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Lenovo X230 has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 320 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X230 have hard drive capacitys of between 250GB and 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most frequently found recovery operating system on medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X230

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I3-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X230 has an Intel Core i3-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X230.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
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)
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
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 Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Built-In Wi-Fi Switch
4G WiMAX
Networking Standards
Data Network
Bluetooth Version
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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 Smart Connect 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
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
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
64-Bit Computing

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Expert Reviews

(46)
28 February 2013

The native resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is 1366 x 768 pixels on a 12.5-inch display. It features a built-in 0.9-megapixel webcam capable of shooting at 720p, as well as integrated Dolby... Read more…

7 September 2012

If you're in a mobile occupation where mixing laptop and tablet functions will enhance your productivity, this ThinkPad convertible is an attractive offering?but you'll soon have a number of less...

31 July 2012

For ThinkPad enthusiasts the change of keyboards is the X230?s defining feature. There are already some nasty rage-reviews on Lenovo?s website. Personally, I like the keyboard, and I would...

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18 July 2012

As a laptop for on-the-go productivity, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is an excellent performer, with the best productive capability we've seen in a business ultraportable. However, if your notebook...

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Lisa Gade compares the Sony S VAIO 13.3? and the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 notebooks, both running 3r gen Intel Core CPUs Ivy Bridge...

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User Reviews

(1)
Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Benjamin j.
(Verified Purchase)

The computer has the multi-touch screen, not the outdoor screen. It DOES come with the digitizer pen For any who are looking at this computer now, think hard about whether it is what you really... Read more…

With a few upgrades this is one of the most powerful computer in its class. It has a super processor and is very user friendly in terms of upgrades 16 GB RAM, SSD, etc
Lenovo support has been really great so far
The touch and pen features are nice and the build quality seems good
Projector works beautifully
Core 7
This computer does NOT come with the following
Webcam
Any Bluetooth capability
Fingerprint reader
Despite not having webcam, it has the 2 2 wireless card, not the 3 3

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo thinkpad x230, lenovo thinkpad x230i, lenovo thinkpad i33110, lenovo thinkpad i33110m
Barcodes 00797337430289, 00887770834024, 00887770834598

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