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Lenovo X230 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 2.8GHz 4GB 180GB SSD 12.5" Laptop

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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 laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly New PCI Express Slots Version

At 3, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X230. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have PCI Express slots versions of between 2 and 3.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 200MHz to 650MHz. The Lenovo X230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the X230.

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

Laptops of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 660MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz. The Lenovo X230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Quite Fast Processor Frequency

The processor frequencys of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the X230 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The Lenovo X230 has one of the faster processor frequencys (2.8 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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SSD Storage Media

The Lenovo X230 has a better storage medium than most laptops that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC has an SSD storage media, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released 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.

This laptop's storage medium (SSD) is actually the best storage medium across all laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the X230.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst storage medium is HDD.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X230 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the X230.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the X230 the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3GHz. At 3.5 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo X230 has more number of battery cellss than most of the notebook PCs of this age and type. Most of the notebook PCs of this spec and age only have between one and eight number of battery cellss, however this laptop has nine number of battery cellss.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

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

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Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X230 amongst notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the X230 have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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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

The Lenovo X230 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 180 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. Similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X230 have total storage capacitys of between 1GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 510GB.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X230 range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15". With a display diagonal of only 12.5 inches, the Lenovo X230 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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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 have been available for more than two years also do 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 the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of this type and age.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is the most commonly found ethernet LAN data rates on portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 a comparable spec and age 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 notebook PC.

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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 Lenovo 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 similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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
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
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
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
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt Combo Port
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
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
LAN/VGA Combo Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Performance
TV Tuner Integrated
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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® 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
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
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included

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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.
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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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