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Lenovo X230 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Apr 2013
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Tough, slim and light, the ThinkPad X230 elevates the business laptop to a new level with its vivid IPS display, purer sound and peerless keyboard ergonomics. Start faster, resume faster and... More
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

The PCI Express slots versions of laptops that were launched more than two years ago range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2. The Lenovo X230 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Very Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 650 megahertz, the Lenovo X230's on-board graphics adapter base frequency is one of the fastest amongst laptops of this spec and age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X230 is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Good Brand

Medium processor cores notebook PCs built by Lenovo have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just medium processor cores notebook PCs) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X230 is 0.8GHz and the fastest is 3.3GHz. At 2.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X230.

Alternative 2.5GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Travelmate TMP253-M[plb_1476372_price].

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X230 has an SSD storage media which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it. Most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around 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.

An SSD storage media is in fact the best storage medium across all portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 10.3 hours, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the X230. Similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Lenovo X230 has a front camera.

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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 typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has one of the biggest maximum internal memorys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memorys of notebook PCs of this age and type range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 62.4 watt-hours, the Lenovo X230 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Across all the laptops that were launched more than two years ago the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 5Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

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

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Light

The lightest medium processor cores notebook PC that has been around for a comparable time to the X230 is 300g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg. At only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X230.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X230. The total storage capacitys of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1GB to 1.5TB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo X230's display diagonal of only 12.5 inches is one of the smallest. The average display diagonal of portable PCs that are a comparable age to the X230 is 15".

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years, the Lenovo X230 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only One Number of Built-In Speakers

The Lenovo X230 is a one number of built-in speakers laptop. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X230 have between one and three number of built-in speakerss.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This notebook PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X230 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X230 is 1W, the highest is 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W. At only 1 Watt, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X230.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported bluetooth version on portable PCs that came out around the same time as 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 medium processor cores notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

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

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X230.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
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PCI Express Slots Version
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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 (available)
Memory Slots
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
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Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
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Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
4G
4G Standard
WWAN
Bluetooth Version
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Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
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Microphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
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DVI Port
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S-Video Port
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Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of 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® 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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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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
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Battery Life (max)
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Power
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Security
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Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
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Energy Star Certified
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Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port
Display
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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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