Lenovo ThinkPad X1-1291-23M


Lenovo ThinkPad X1-1291-23MNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X1-1291-23M (ThinkPad X1 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1600 euro
Average Score: 71.25% - average
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 70%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X1-1291-23M

60% Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: Digital Versus English
The ultrabook phenomenon hasn’t yet done for conventional ultraportables completely. With battery life of 2h15, the X1 may be powerful and well-equipped but we aren’t able to give it more than a three-star rating. The Asus U36SD seems a better choice to us, especially as it costs almost half as much as the X1 (remember, price isn't included in our rating criteria).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (1291-23M) ultraportable laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Overall, the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is a marvellous little laptop that should be at the top of your list if you're after a powerful ultraportable. We like its build quality, keyboard, performance and features; we like its quick boot-up time of only 27sec (including the time to swipe your finger to log in) and also its quick battery-charging time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 75%

Foreign Reviews

80% Recensione Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/06/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
70% Lenovo X1
Source: PCM Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
ThinkPad X1: тест топового ноутбука Lenovo
Source: Zoom RU→EN
best representative of the Thinkpad family
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/23/2011
ThinkPad X1 notebook, az ultravékony munkagép
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: robist, input devices, SSD, USB 3.0; negative: glossy display, loud, expensive
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2011
Ревю на Lenovo X1
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: weight, performance, slim, battery runtime, SSD; negative: price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2011


Intel HD Graphics 3000: Integrated graphics card in the Intel Sandy Bridge processors (Core ix-2xxx). The HD 3000 is the faster (internally GT2 called) version with 12 Execution Units (EUs).

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

13.3": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.8 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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 %

Lenovo reviews

71.25%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-06- 2 (Update: 2012-05-26)