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Lenovo X230 2 Core Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-2xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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Whether you're travelling around the world or commuting between offices, starting at 2.96 lbs, the X230 won't weigh you down. The X230's 6-cell battery offers up to 9.9 hours unplugged, or pair... More
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13 Reasons For

16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however the Lenovo X230 has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,300 megahertz, the Lenovo X230's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is one of the fastest amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 650 megahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X230 the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good ratings on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X230.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X230 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X230.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.3 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X230. The processor boost frequencys of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo X230 has one of the bigger maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the X230 have maximum internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X230 have between one and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo X230 which has six number of battery cellss.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Light

The lightest laptop of a similar type and age to the X230 is 300g heavy, the heaviest is 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X230.

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12 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo X230 is a laptop that uses two number of displays supported (on-board graphics)s.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X230 the display diagonals range from 10" to 18". With a display diagonal of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X230 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X230 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. 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 typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Lenovo X230 has a quite small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X230. The smallest internal memory of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X230 is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook 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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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X230 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X230 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Only One USB 2.0 Ports Quantity

The Lenovo X230 is a one USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X230 have between one and eight USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacitys of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X230 range from 250GB to 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Lenovo X230 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec 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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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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4 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 I5-2xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X230 has an Intel Core i5-2xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Average Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo X230 has a pretty average battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X230.

We compared all the other 9h battery life portable PCs to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo T420[plb_1562255_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo X230 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X230.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
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
Memory Form Factor
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
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
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
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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® 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)
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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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Expert Reviews

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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...

Pcper.com

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...

Itproportal.com

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

If you're after a small laptop that's also powerful and comfortable to type on, the ThinkPad X230 is perfect. It has an excellent, backlit keyboard and its screen is also splendid. The only thing...

Good Gear Guide.com.au

27 June 2012

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 picks up right where the previous model left off, with category-leading performance and portability...

PC Mag

11 June 2012

ThinkPads have always been more than the sum of their parts, and the X230 is no exception. IT departments and fans will love the laptop and the vast array of support and warranty options that come...

11 June 2012

ThinkPads have always been more than the sum of their parts, and the X230 is no exception. IT departments and fans will love the laptop and the vast array of support and warranty options that come...

9 June 2012

Fans of the classic ThinkPad won't be disappointed with the X230. It's the X series you love with the same rugged styling and construction, eraserhead cursor control, and comfortable... Read more…

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