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Lenovo X250

Lenovo X250 2 Core Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 12.5" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-5xxx 2.2GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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Weighing in at less than 3 lbs and measuring 20.3mm at its thickest point, the X250 is ultraportable without sacrificing anything in terms of ports, connectivity, or durability. Full-sized and... More
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16 Reasons For

Five Industry Awards

This portable PC was given an "Editor's Choice" award by Computershopper.com, Laptopmag.com and Mobimaniak.pl all of whom concluded that this notebook PC was terrific.

The writer at one more expert review site concluded that they would recommend this laptop. This portable PC received a "Smart Buy" award from Cnews.cz.

Benchmark.pl gave this portable PC a "Great Quality" award.

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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on twenty expert reviews from sites including Techradar, PC Mag, computershopper.com and Laptopmag.com this Lenovo notebook PC has an overall expert rating of 84%. Notebook PC experts think this laptop is one of the better medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

Robust

Several Lenovo X250 owners who purchased this laptop concluded that it was strong and durable. Claudiu Apostol rated the product 5 stars and said on Amazon “The laptop is very sturdy and light, having survived me crashing on top of it on the bed accidentally” in their review. Claudiu Apostol also wrote “Extremely sturdy build - Good sceen - Good performance - Two batteries, one of which is hotswapable Cons”. Expert website Laptopmag.com wrote “A snappy keyboard into a lightweight, durable package” in their Lenovo X250 review.

Several Lenovo X250 reviewers who reviewed the Lenovo X250 agreed that it was well made. Pcmag.com rated the Lenovo X250 80 out of 100 and wrote on expert review site PC Mag “It's a solid entry into the category”. Expert review site Notebookcheck.net mentioned “A solid development of the X240 is in the making with the ThinkPad X250”. Expert website Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote “Most modern laptops are built around either 13- or 15in screens, with a few outliers at 17in” in their review of the Lenovo X250.

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Good Size

Two people who purchased this laptop concluded that it was lightweight. Expert website Laptopmag.com said in their review of this laptop “When buying a lightweight laptop, you often have to choose between functionality” and gave the Lenovo X250 a rating of 4 stars.

One Lenovo X250 reviewer who bought the Lenovo X250 thought it was compact. Expert review site Computershopper.com said “The latest version of Lenovo's venerable ThinkPad X compact (successor to the X240 we reviewed in January 2014) delivers strong performance” in their review.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Expert website Techradar.com wrote “Lenovo's ThinkPad X250 (starting at $755, £669.99, AU$1,499) is an Ultrabook designed for people who want business-class power without having to lug around a chunky workstation” in their Lenovo X250 review.

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Good Battery Life

Several customers who reviewed it concluded that it had a good battery life. Claudiu Apostol rated the Lenovo X250 5 stars and mentioned in their Lenovo X250 review “Battery life is amazing”. Laptopmag.com said “Lenovo's 12.5-inch ThinkPad X250 fits epic battery life” in their review of this laptop and rated the product 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

One customer who reviewed it thought it was a good design. Expert website Pcmag.com wrote “Long-time Lenovo fans will recognize both the clear continuation of ThinkPad design and the smaller refinements that” in their Lenovo X250 review.

One Lenovo X250 owner who bought it thought it was good looking. Techradar.com mentioned in their review of this laptop on expert review site Techradar “It doesn't perform exceptionally well and it isn't pretty.”.

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Easy to Use

One person said in their reviews that the product was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago expert website Computershopper.com wrote “With its sharp screen, comfortable keyboard, good performance” and scored it 5 stars.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on laptops of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 4,876 expert and owner reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its laptops. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs compared to other brands.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo X250 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the X250 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the Lenovo X250 has a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the Inspiron 17[pl_2404192_price], and the Latitude 15[pl_2569470_price] both from DELL which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The Lenovo X250 has a fairly long battery life (max) (10.7 hours) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The battery life (max)s of medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a similar age to the X250 range from 2.5h to 24h, and the average battery life (max) is 8.6h.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 10.7h battery life portable PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price].

If you are looking for a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (10.9h and higher rated).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo X250 has a front camera, as do most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the X250.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL Inspiron 17[plb_2404192_price], or the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this spec and age.

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802.11g Wi-Fi Standards

The Lenovo X250 has an 802.11g wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11n wi-Fi standards found on most medium processor cores notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. This notebook PC also have 802.11a and 802.11ac and 802.11b wi-Fi standardss. Across all medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago the best Wi-Fi standard is 802.11n and the worst is IEEE 802.11a.

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Very Light

The Lenovo X250 is one of the lighter portable PCs of this spec and age (only 1.4 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The weights of medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the X250 range from 940g to 3.8kg.

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13 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One customer concluded that this laptop was not good value for money. Last year Claudiu Apostol mentioned on Amazon “Kind of pricey - No HDMI, only mini-displayport” in their review of this laptop but even so they still gave it an excellent review score.

Poor Connectivity

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was not good in terms of HDMI connections.

Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This laptop has a 11.2 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of portable PCs of this age and type is 15". The Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 12.5 inches) amongst laptops of this age.

There are a number of other 12.5" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price].

If this laptop display diagonal is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (14" and higher rated).

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Only HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age 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 the most commonly found display resolution on laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Lenovo X250 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago also do not have a touchscreen.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a touchscreen including the DELL XPS 13[plb_2742244_price], or the Acer Aspire S7[plb_2830258_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Three Number of Battery Cellss

Most portable PCs of a similar age and type to the X250 have between two and eight number of battery cellss, including the Lenovo X250 which has three number of battery cellss.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that have been available for a similar time to the X250 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 13GB. The Lenovo X250 has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the X250.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the X250 the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 13GB. The Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 8 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 8GB and the biggest is 1TB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has one of the smaller hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the X250. The average hard drive speed of similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the X250 is 5,900 RPM.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo X250

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the X250.

Average Processor Frequency

At 2.2 gigahertz, the Lenovo X250 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the X250.

We compared all the other 2.2GHz processor clock speed portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Fujitsu Lifebook U745[plb_3000568_price] is also worth considering.

Portable PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (2.3GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel Core I5-5xxx Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on laptops of this age and type.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including the Inspiron 17[pl_2404192_price], the Inspiron 17 5748[pl_2962180_price], or the Latitude 15[pl_2569470_price] all from DELL which has better reviews.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo X250 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the X250.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the Inspiron 17[pl_2404192_price], the Latitude 14 E7450[pl_2979416_price], and the Latitude 15[pl_2569470_price] all from DELL which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the Lenovo X1 Carbon[plb_3818141_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
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)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Speed
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
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)
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
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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 Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
Fingerprint Reader
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i55200, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 20cm004, lenovo 20cm0050, lenovo 20cm004y, lenovo 20cm004yu, lenovo 20cm0050u, lenovo 20cm0050uk, lenovo 20cm004yuk
Barcodes 00889800673917, 00889800676710, 00889800676918

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