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Lenovo X230 2 Core Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-3xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Nov 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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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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16 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo X230 has more maximum number of PCI Express laness than most of the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. Most of the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X230 only have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, however this notebook PC has 16 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Quite New PCI Express Slots Version

With a PCI Express slots version of 3, the Lenovo X230 has a fairly new PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The PCI Express slots versions of medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 2 to 3.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo X230 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (650 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years. Laptops that are a similar age to the X230 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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

The Lenovo X230 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,250 megahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X230 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.

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Lenovo Has Good Portable PC Reviews

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

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Very Fast Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 2.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo X230 has one of the fastest processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The processor frequencys of laptops of a similar type and age to the X230 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.1GHz.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 2.9GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Lenovo T530[plb_1463505_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 15.5 hours, the Lenovo X230 has a very long battery life (max) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the X230. Notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the X230 have battery life (max)s of between 2h and 5,200h.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo X230 has a better processor family than most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this type and age the worst processor family is AMD C and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Nine Number of Battery Cellss

The Lenovo X230 is a nine number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years only have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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Very Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of similar spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X230 range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.6 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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Quite Fast Hard Drive Speed

Portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X230 have hard drive speeds of between 4,200 RPM and 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 5,900 RPM. With a hard drive speed of 7,200 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X230 has one of the faster hard drive speeds amongst medium processor cores 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 medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the X230 range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo X230 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the Lenovo X230 is one of the lighter laptops of this age and spec amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the X230 is 2.1kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Does Not Have a Front Camera

The Lenovo X230 does not have a front camera. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago do have a front camera.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Lenovo X230 has a quite small display diagonal (only 12.5 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than two years. The smallest display diagonal of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the X230 is 10" and the biggest is 18".

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo X230 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X230 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. 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 notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the X230, the Lenovo X230 does not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The Lenovo X230 has a fairly low speaker power (only 1 Watt) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the X230. Laptops that were released more than two years ago have speaker powers of between 1W and 11W.

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Only Windows 8 Recovery Operating System

This notebook PC has a Windows 8 Pro recovery operating system, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X230

Released Over Four Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over four years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X230 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the X230.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Manufacturer
Motherboard Chipset
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
Number of Processors Supported
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
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
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives 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
Optical Drive Interface
LightScribe
Optical Drive Type
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)
Networking
Cabling Technology
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
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
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
Battery Life (max)
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
Height (front)
Depth (imperial)
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Height (rear)
Width (imperial)
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
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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