Lenovo ThinkPad Series

Lenovo ThinkPad 8Processor: Intel Atom Z3770, Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 8.3 inch, 12.5 inch
Weight: 0.408kg, 1.35kg
Price: 419 euro
Average Score: 78.89% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 28 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 73%, features: 62%, display: 74%
mobility: 82%, workmanship: 82%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 87%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X230

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X230Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X230
Processor: Intel Core i5 3320M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.35kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 78.67% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X230 2306-2AU Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Upgraded Professionalism. The 2012 refresh of the X220 may look the same on the outside, but the X230 is the first in the 12.5-inch lineup to introduce both the an Ivy Bridge CPU and the new "Precision" Chiclet keyboard in place of the traditional beveled design. Has Lenovo hit a home run? Or is the backlash against the new keyboard design really warranted?
Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review: Blasphemy
Source: PC Perspective English
Portability is also excellent. The X230 is light, thin and easy to carry. It also last over eight hours under light load with nothing more than the six-cell battery. Users who want to be able to carry the laptop for an extended workday can opt for the 9-cell, which is only $50 more. The trade-off for all of this good stuff is aesthetics. The ugly-duck traits of the ThinkPad line are no easier to ignore than before. But I doubt anyone in the market for this class of laptop desires a flashy exterior.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/31/2012
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X230, as its model number implies, is an update or refresh of last year's ThinkPad X220 12.5-inch business ultraportable. Like the X220 before it, the compact ThinkPad X230 is a worthy heir to ThinkPads' black-suited, button-down business heritage. New competition from sleek ultrabooks (including Lenovo's), however, suddenly makes it look chunky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Lenovo Thinkpad X230 review: a 12.5in, 3rd gen Intel laptop that provides excellent user comfort
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is a small workhorse of a laptop. It has plenty of CPU grunt and lots of connectivity options considering its small size, and it's an absolute pleasure to use thanks to its excellent screen and keyboard. Its touchpad isn't great though, and we did notice some clicking in the bezel around the screen, but these are our only negatives.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X230
Source: PC Mag English
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. If your use scenarios don't demand high performance, you might benefit more from a business ultrabook like the HP Folio 13-1020us. But because of its processing power and its fine collection of features, the new Lenovo ThinkPad X230 replaces the X220 as our Editors' Choice for business ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X230
Source: Techreview Source English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is a 12-inch ultraportable notebook which has a very portable design that includes enough power, especially since it takes advantage of Intel's third-generation CPUs. Its keyboard is also very comfortable and backlit but it is slightly heavier than some other 13-inch ultraportables.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X230 review
Source: PC Advisor English
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 with it. There's nothing here to disturb the continuity of the X line. For everyone else, this machine deserves some tire-kicking, especially with regard to the addictive keyboard. But its profile and appearance may not meet modern expectations.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad X230T Convertible Notebook
Source: Hot Hardware English
The ThinkPad X230T is a very interesting machine. It's not that we haven't seen convertible notebooks / tablets before, but honestly, we're living in an age where these kinds of machines are less necessary than ever before. How so? In just a few months, Windows 8 will be out. And with that will come a bevy of Windows 8 tablets -- not hybrid devices, but actual tablets.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2012
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X230
Source: PC World English
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 with it. There's nothing here to disturb the continuity of the X line. For everyone else, this machine deserves some tire-kicking, especially with regard to the addictive keyboard. But its profile and appearance may not meet modern expectations.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% New ThinkPad Leaves Some Love on the Table
Source: Wired Magazine English
None of this niggling is likely to matter much, as the X230 now finds itself in a difficult position where an ultrabook like the MacBook Air is more powerful, lighter, and packs in a bigger screen — all for just $50 more. Even Lenovo has its own ultra-sexy, ultra-slim X1 Carbon getting ready to reinvent this category this summer. On its merits, the X230 is far from a bad machine. It is, however, a laptop that suddenly finds itself without much of a market anymore.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X230
Source: CNet English
The time of year has finally come for Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors to flood into mainstream laptops, after first appearing in high-end quad-core systems. There may not be a better full-fledged business ultraportable than the ThinkPad X230, but more efficient, less expensive, and thinner ultrabooks are the real future of this category.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad X230 review
Source: Engadget English
Depending on who you ask -- a ThinkPad diehard or a notebook agnostic -- the X230 either has little wrong with it, or it has one inexcusable flaw. Starting with the good, it's fast, thanks to its spanking-new Ivy Bridge processor. It's thinner than its predecessor, but still lasts six-plus hours on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2012
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Like the X220 before it, the ThinkPad X230 packs a lot of power into its 12.5-inch frame while offering the promise of true all-day endurance when you buy the extended battery and slice. The island-style, backlit keyboard provides great tactile feedback, but users with large hands may prefer a notebook with a longer palm rest like the upcoming ThinkPad X1 Carbon. However, if you want the ultimate in business endurance, the X230 is a truly compelling choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review
Source: Slashgear English
If you’re looking for something to turn heads at the local coffee shop, keep looking (perhaps to the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, due later this summer). And if you want a high-resolution screen and enough graphical power to run Call of Duty 5, then this isn’t the machine for you. But if longevity, reliability and portability are high on your list of must-haves, the ThinkPad X230 deserves some serious consideration.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2012
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X230
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Last year, the ThinkPad X220 won our Editor's Choice award, and it passes the crown on to the new ThinkPad X230. Yes, there are thinner and sexier looking ultraportables, but none pack the processing power, IPS display and that unbeatable keyboard. Certainly at a starting price just under $1,200 this is an extremely fast machine with excellent battery life and superb portability. If you're a road warrior who wants to travel light but you need a full mobile third gen Intel Core CPU and refreshingly strong integrated graphics, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is still the one to beat.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review: Road Warrior Perfection
Source: Notebookreview.com English
After everything is said and done the ThinkPad X230 is the best ultraportable business notebook currently on the market. It isn't completely perfect (see our comments about the hard drive and touchpad) but you won't find a better combination of portability, performance, durability, port selection and battery life at any price point.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
94% Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Lenovo’s X series has always been unique. HP’s Elitebook line offers the only real competition, but we’ve favored the ThinkPad in the past. This new model gives us no reason to change our recommendation. The X230 is the perfect laptop for a road warrior.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 94%
Marathonläufer – 12,5-Zoll-Subnotebook mit einer Akkulaufzeit von 26 Stunden
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2012
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
Полный разбор Lenovo ThinkPad X230: как работает ноутбук?
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Powerful; Long battery life; fairly thin and light; standard size keyboard; Negative: Does not look trendy novelty.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/12/2012
レノボ ThinkPad X230の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Easy-to-read LCD; comfortable track-point and keyboard; low noise; long battery life. Negative: Slightly heavy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2013
レノボ ThinkPad X230の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: Good battery life; Low noise. Negative: Heavy weight; The position of the LAN port; No HDMI port.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/24/2012

 

Lenovo ThinkPad 8

The Lenovo ThinkPad 8 utilizes the Windows 8.1 OS, which be a joy for some and a pain for others. It is important to verify which group you belong to before even considering this tablet. However, putting that aside, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is actually quite an excellent device. The first thing to note about the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is its size. Measuring 8.8 by 5.2 by 0.35 inches (22.35 x 13.21 x 0.89 cm), the device fits perfectly in your hands and works extremely well with the tiles system of a Windows OS. The general opinion is that a smaller display is able to utilize Windows OS much better. Speaking of displays, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 comes with an 8.3 inch screen and a resolution of 1200 by 1920 pixels, providing a high pixel density of 273 ppi.

Unfortunately, the battery life of the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is not up to par. Lenovo claims that it can last up to 8 hours, which is already rather low compared to other tablets. Users planning to get this device have to think about battery life carefully.

All in all, the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is a device that is suitable for many matters, but does not specialize in any; a jack of all trades, and master of none. Potential buyers should look into the cons and see if they can overlook them before purchasing this device.

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad 8Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad 8
Processor: Intel Atom Z3770
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail)
Display: 8.3 inch, 16:10, 1920x1200 pixels
Weight: 0.408kg
Price: 419 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad 8 (Model)

Average Score: 77.2% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

80% Review Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet | Notebookcheck
ThinkPad Differently. The avalanche of new Windows 8.1 tablets continues, offering plenty of choices for those so inclined. Lenovo’s professional ThinkPad 8 bumps the resolution to near-Retina-grade levels and boasts a powerful configuration for a tablet. But can it find a spot in the corporate workplace?
90% Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet Review
Source: Think Digit English
If you are looking for a Windows 8 tablet of this size the ThinkPad 8 is a great choice. It does offer a better screen size than most and had a sleek design to it. Although it does lack the battery time of other devices and we did have a little trouble with the WiFi. Right now you can find the ThinkPad 8 at my favorite online retailer for $449, which makes it a little more expensive than other 8-inch Windows 8 tablets, but with that screen resolution and other features I would say it is worth it. Overall ThinkComputers gives the Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Tablet a 9 out of 10 score and our Recommended Award!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The ThinkPad 8 is a fine tablet for viewing HD movies, playing some light games and browsing the web; it’s just not a good tablet for doing all of those things in addition to juggling work. It could be an interesting play for Enterprise software or situations when you absolutely need some legacy software. If you want a beastly tablet PC that runs Windows 8.1 Pro like a champ, you’ll be better off spending a little more and getting a Surface Pro 2. The larger 10.1-inch screen allows Windows 8.1 Pro to really work with fingers and it supports a stylus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The ThinkPad 8 is a fine tablet for viewing HD movies, playing some light games and browsing the web; it’s just not a good tablet for doing all of those things in addition to juggling work. It could be an interesting play for Enterprise software or situations when you absolutely need some legacy software. If you want a beastly tablet PC that runs Windows 8.1 Pro like a champ, you’ll be better off spending a little more and getting a Surface Pro 2. The larger 10.1-inch screen allows Windows 8.1 Pro to really work with fingers and it supports a stylus.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review
Source: Slashgear English
Lenovo has a winner with the ThinkPad 8 -- it's designed in such a way that it feels very portable, yet the quality display and use of Windows 8.1 means it can be used for business tasks that your average Android slate might not be up for. The Quickshot cover is a nice feature, even if it does have a novelty feel to it, allowing those with a habit of snapping pictures using a tablet to take shots without hassle.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2014
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Review
Source: Slashgear English
Those looking for a Windows tablet up to the task of performing regular business activities -- writing reports, let's say -- would do better looking elsewhere for no other reason than the relatively small display and aspect ratio. If you're in the market for a portable and well-built Windows tablet, however, that is primarily for casual use but able to handle more robust tasks, the ThinkPad 8 is a choice you won't regret.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/20/2014
80% Lenovo ThinkPad 8 review: Fancier CPU and display take a toll on battery life
Source: PC World English
Lenovo’s ThinkPad 8 offers many advantages over competing 8 inch Windows tablets, including a faster processor, more storage, and a higher-resolution screen. But it comes up short when it comes to battery life and you’ll want to add a mouse and keyboard for anything more than web browsing and simple email.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad 8 Windows 8.1
Source: Hot Hardware English
And if you are looking for a Windows 8.1 tablet, should you be checking out the Lenovo ThinkPad 8? Yes, we think it's worthy of being on your short list. The screen is bright and beautiful and sure, it can't game like quite and Nvidia SHIELD, but gaming isn't why you're primarily interested in this kind of device. You want Windows, and you want it to run smoothly, which it does on the ThinkPad 8.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/16/2014
76% Lenovo ThinkPad 8-20BQ (128 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 5/2014 German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 76%

 

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Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 4000: Processor graphics card in the high end Ivy Bridge models. Offers a different clock speed in the different CPU models (ULV to desktop quad core) and therefore a different performance.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):

Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

3320M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 Graphics, core clock 2.6 - 3.3 GHz

Intel Atom: The Intel Atom series is a 64-Bit (not every model supports 64bit) microprocessor for cheap and small notebooks (so called netbooks), MIDs, or UMPCs. The speciality of the new architecture is the "in order" execution (instead of the usual and faster "out of order" execution). Therefore, the transistor count of the Atom series is much lower and, thus, cheaper to produce. Furthermore, the power consumption is very low. The performance per Megahertz is therfore worse than the old Pentium 3M (1,2 GHz on par with a 1.6 GHz Atom).

Z3770: Soc with an integrated quad core Atom processor clocked at 1.46 - 2.4 GHz, an Intel HD Graphics GPU and a dual channel LPDDR3-1067 memory controller.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


0.408 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.35 kg:

This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


78.89%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-04-21 (Update: 2014-04-21)