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Lenovo X230 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.6GHz 4GB Dec 2012
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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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15 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 portable PCs of this type and age.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

The Lenovo X230 has one of the newer PCI Express slots versions (3) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The PCI Express slots versions of portable PCs of this age and type range from 2 to 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 2.2.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo X230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (650 megahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X230 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz.

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

At 1,200 megahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X230 is 660MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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Good Brand

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

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X230 have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz. At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly fast processor frequency 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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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X230 has an SSD storage media which is better than the HDD storage media found on most portable PCs of a similar type and age to it. 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 amongst all medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X230.

An HDD storage media is the worst storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The battery life (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X230 range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h. At 10.3 hours, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly long battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 available for more than two years.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. The Lenovo X230 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys (3.3 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Lenovo X230 has a quite big battery capacity (Watt hours) (62.4 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X230. The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X230 is 49Wh.

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Light

The weights of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X230 range from 300g to 3.8kg. With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

The Lenovo X230 is a one maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the X230. The average total storage capacity of laptops that were launched around the same time as the X230 is 510GB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". The Lenovo X230 has a quite small display diagonal (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the Lenovo X230 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X230 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the X230 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

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 have been around for a similar time to the X230. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X230

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Lenovo released the X230.

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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

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Colour of Product
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
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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
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots (available)
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
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
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Built-In Speaker(s)
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G WiMAX
Cabling Technology
4G
4G Standard
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Data Rate (max)
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Networking Features
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Microphone Connectivity
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
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
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Number of Keys
Keyboard Layout
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® 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
Supported Instruction Sets
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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
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth (imperial)
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Depth
Height (rear)
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Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Hot-Swap
Graphics Adapter Family
Infrared Data Port

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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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