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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 Oct 2013
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Tough, slim and light, the 12.5" ThinkPad X230 elevates the business laptop to a new level with its vivid display, purer sound and peerless keyboard ergonomics. Start faster, resume faster and... More
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24 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

This notebook PC received an expert rating of 80% from IT Reviews.com.

Robust

Some Lenovo X230 owners who purchased this laptop concluded that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Itreviews.com said in their Lenovo X230 review “Hefty hinges create a reassuringly sturdy build that ought to help the X220i survive a life on the road”. Five years ago It Reviews.com gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this laptop on IT Reviews.com “Rugged construction, good battery life, decent keyboard”.

Easy to Use

A few Lenovo X230 reviewers who purchased it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Expert website Itreviews.com wrote in their review “It’s certainly up for the journey, with a high-end, comfortable and impressive all-round experience, which is capped off b”. It Reviews.com wrote “Comfortable to type keyboard”.

Nice Design

One Lenovo X230 owner who bought this laptop reckoned that it was good looking. Itreviews.com said on expert review site IT Reviews.com “Jamie Carter We've heard Lenovo's hard-wearing laptops have come in for some pretty sturdy praise, from those with a fleet of mobile employees as well as the road-warrior class themselves” in their review of the Lenovo X230.

One Lenovo X230 reviewer who purchased the Lenovo X230 wrote that it was a good design. It Reviews.com said “Rugged design and build”.

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Good Battery Life

One Lenovo X230 reviewer who reviewed the Lenovo X230 mentioned that it had a good battery life.

Good Size

One customer who bought the product reckoned that it was good structurally.

Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo X230 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the X230. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Good Brand

Lenovo medium processor cores notebook PCs have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the better rated manufacturers.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 2.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X230. The average processor frequency of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230 is 2.1GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X230 has a better storage medium than most medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 actually the best storage medium amongst all similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X230.

The worst storage medium across similar types of notebook PC is HDD.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 10.3 hours, the Lenovo X230 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The battery life (max)s of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the X230 range from 2h to 5,200h, and the average battery life (max) is 31h.

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16.78 Million Colours Display Number of Colours

This notebook PC has a 16.78 million colours display number of colours, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the X230, the Lenovo X230 has a front camera.

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Three USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo X230 is a three USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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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 Fast Processor Boost Frequency

With a processor boost frequency of 3.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The slowest processor boost frequency of laptops of this age and type is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

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

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Quite Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The battery capacity (Watt hours)s of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the X230 range from 5Wh to 100Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 49Wh. The Lenovo X230 has one of the bigger battery capacity (Watt hours)s (66 watt-hours) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Light

At only 1.5 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 is fairly light compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the X230. The average weight of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 2.1kg, and the weights range from 300g to 3.8kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Fujitsu LifeBook U554[plb_2074123_price] (1.5kg).

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The Lenovo X230 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (300 candellas per square meter) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The display brightnesss of laptops of this age and spec range from 20 cd/m² to 1,200 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 260 cd/m².

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AC Cables Included

This laptop has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included on portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most portable PCs that have been available for more than two years have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Lenovo X230 which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 180 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a quite small total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the X230. The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this age and type is 510GB.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at include the HP 8440p[plb_2912403_price] (250GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

Portable PCs that are a similar age to the X230 have display diagonals of between 10" and 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X230 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X230.

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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 similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the X230 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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most frequently found ethernet LAN data rates on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a touchscreen. The Lenovo X230 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo X230 has a quite low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the X230. The speaker powers of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the X230 range from 1W to 11W, and the average speaker power is 1.7W.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This portable PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is the most commonly found recovery operating system on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X230

Released Over Three Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over three years.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Lenovo X230 has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it. Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo X230 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X230.

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Specification

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Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
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)
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Flex Memory Access
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Password Protection
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Wi-Fi Certified
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64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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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...

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...

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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

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