Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-R98


Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-R98
Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-R98 (ThinkPad X220 Series)
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
12.5 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: no
1.5 kg ( = 52.91 oz / 3.31 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)


Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 61%, features: - %, display: 56% mobility: 69%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 38%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-R98

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Review
Source: Student Buying Guide English
If you need an ultraportable 12” screen light weight laptop and have $800 to spend the X220 should be a strong consideration. The price is great for what you get, which is a very rugged laptop with a lot of power and various configuration options. I really love the Premium IPS screen option, for only +$50 it’s worth it. Other more expensive options such as an upgrade to a Core i7 processor or SSD storage aren’t necessary for most student needs, but if you really love having the latest and greatest technology it’s nice to have the option. My favorite part about the X220 is the excellent performance you get with the Core i5 processor and still to the moon battery life, almost 8 hours with a 6-cell under conservative usage. At 3.3lbs with the 6-cell battery the X220 is easy to carry in a backpack and you don’t have to bring the charger along during the day if you don’t want to.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/12/2011

Foreign Reviews

65% Обзор субноутбука Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (4290-R98)
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 65% performance: 61% display: 56% mobility: 69% emissions: 38%
Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
The verdict is also in English available
Workmanship, equipment and battery runtime are impressive, the price is justified
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/06/2011


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.


Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. The CPU is clocked at 2.3 GHz (Turbo Boost 2.6-2.9 GHz) and the GPU at 650 (1200 MHz Turbo).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

1.5 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

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

65%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.

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

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Stefan Hinum, 2011-08-10 (Update: 2012-05-26)