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Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-R98Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M, Intel Core i5 2410M, Intel Core i5 2520M, Intel Core i5 2537M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 12.5 inch
Weight: 1.5kg, 1.54kg, 1.8kg
Price: 900, 1300, 1400, 1550, 1600 euro
Average Score: 82.79% - good
Average of 24 scores (from 33 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 79%, features: 80%, display: 66%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 67%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X220

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X220Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 83.06% - good
Average of 16 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
It might not be sleek and sexy, but the 12in Lenovo ThinkPad X220 laptop has it where it counts: a rugged chassis, amazing keyboard, completely flexible and upgradable specifications including 3G, great IPS screen and - the icing on the cake - amazing battery life. If you can live with its chunky dimensions, require a customisable ultraportable and can afford its asking price, the X220 is still one of the best small laptops available.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 100% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review
Source: Techradar English
For a business laptop, this is the gold standard. Everyday users will want to look elsewhere, but the ThinkPad X220 is one of the best choices for the business executive.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
65% Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
Let’s get this clear, the Lenovo X220 caters to a very selective audience - business professionals and executives who don’t need the extra frills (read: 15.6-inch HD LED Widescreens, Blu-ray DVD writer, dedicated graphics card, HDMI, etc) in their laptop. What they do need is long lasting functionality, worry-free battery life and constant performance all encompassed in a sturdy chassis so there’s easy and quick access on the go. If you care about specs more and are looking for a personal laptop for general multimedia use, head over to our Dell XPS 15z review or something in a similar category. But, if the above mentioned points are crucial to your check list, the Lenovo X220 is a good buy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 65%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Source: PC World English
Fast and light, with great input ergonomics and battery life, this powerhouse ultraportable is best-of-breed, though its old-school looks may not appeal to everyone.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 97% features: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad x220 Review
Source: Notebooks.com English
The ThinkPad X220 is one of the best notebooks we have used in recent memory. It delivers everything a business user would need — power, long battery life and a plethora of connectivity options — in a small and portable package that is rated for demanding conditions for a price that businesses can afford and appreciate. The ThinkPad X220 delivers on all counts and earns our Editor’s Choice award as one of the best business ultraportable notebooks on the market today.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/23/2011
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review
Source: Engadget English
It's true, from afar the X220 could be mistaken as a five year old laptop -- one that couldn't last longer than four hours on a charge, and would be considered sluggish by today's standards (most likely because it would have been running Vista!). But in fact, that laptop is now the longest lasting and fastest ultraportable we've ever tested. How's that for unexpected?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Source: CNet English
Lenovo's X-series laptops have always been high-end ultraportable machines for business travelers who need to work on the go with a minimum amount of compromise. The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 packs in a new Intel Core i5 CPU and can run all day (depending on how you use it). With a 12.5-inch display, it's just a bit smaller than a 13-inch laptop, and it feels like an excellent compromise for frequent travelers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 reviewed – adored for a bunch of reasons
Source: Netbooklive English
The X220 is a very serious contender on the ultraportable market, as it packs great processing power in a very small package. The design is mostly great, with a fantastic keyboard and good touch pad, although the palm rest is a little small. The web cam is not top notch, but it’s a dismissible flaw, if we look at the big picture- fast, flexible, light, with a great battery.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2011
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Ultraportable Notebook Review
Source: Techspot English
Overall, the system is classic ThinkPad which looks and feels very sturdy. The one glaring flaw is the button-less touchpad, but if you can overlook that or accommodate using the TrackPoint buttons located above the touchpad, I can't see how you can go wrong with the X220 if a powerful ultraportable is what you're after.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/14/2011
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X220 12.5-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's ThinkPad X220 is certainly a must have ultraportable for any business person looking for a high performance but compact system. The new 2011 Core processors from Intel provide it with some serious gains over the past models. Graphics professionals will also be pleased with the optional IPS based display that is clearly one of the best on the market.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/10/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Source: Laptop Mag English
With the ThinkPad X220, Lenovo has combined epic battery life, strong performance, a bright screen, a responsive keyboard, and powerful security features to make one of the world's best ultraportables even better. Our biggest complaint is the flaky webcam, though we suspect that Lenovo will be able to address this issue. Users who want an even lighter notebook with a better screen and larger palm rest (but less horsepower and battery life) might prefer the 13-inch MacBook Air. However, if you want something that packs a ton of power into a tiny package, the X220 is an excellent choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is an amazing piece of engineering when you factor in all the features it squeezed into a 12-inch frame. It enlarged the keyboard and screen, while shedding some weight in the process. As a road-bound ultraportable, it had to be the most battery efficient in its class—and it was. Until the other laptops in this review transition to new Intel architecture, the X220 is the fastest business ultraportable and in a league of its own.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is arguably the best 12-inch business notebook currently on the market ... and we won't argue. Any business laptop that can deliver top-of-the-line perfromance and more than eight and a half hours of battery life with a standard 6-cell battery is amazing. The fact that the X220 can keep running for more than 18 and a half hours with the optional battery slice is nothing short of astonishing. Considering that the starting price of this notebook is less than $1000 we have a hard time not recommending the ThinkPad X220 for businesses looking for a powerful and durable notebook for a mobile workforce.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 100% features: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Source: Wired Magazine English
At $1,300, it’s certainly on the higher end of prices for modern laptops, though it isn’t obscenely expensive. We’ve seen higher price tags for bulkier machines that didn’t come close to performance like this.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
We've always liked the ThinkPad X201, it was one of our favorite ultraportables despite a few complaints, including a high price tag. With Lenovo's new ThinkPad X220 it's hard to find anything not to love. The price is more accessible, the quality is excellent, the 12.5" display really hits the sweet spot for highly mobile computing minus the squint factor and the IPS option is a must-have. The laptop is very fast, yet runs cool and quiet. The keyboard is a touch typist's dream and the software management tools are top notch. The X220 handily wins our Editor's Choice award for ultraportable notebooks.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/08/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Hands On, Details, Specs And Video
Source: Notebooks.com English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is mil-spec tested to endure in harsh conditions. This notebook has been tested to meet military specifications for exposure to physical shock, thermal shock, altitude, dust, vibration, humidity, heat and cold. The optional Slice battery costs $179 and adds weight and bulk, but the extra battery life will be worth it for travelers who need to be away from an outlet for extended periods.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/07/2011
94% Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Source: Computer Shopper English
As is appropriate for a business-class machine destined for an IT department’s imprint before going out to end users, the ThinkPad X220 comes with little preloaded third-party software. In fact, at bootup the only icon on the desktop was the Recycle Bin. But beyond the Windows 7 Professional operating system, Lenovo does preload Skype (for audio and video calls) and its own excellent software tools accessible via the handy ThinkVantage button above the Function keys.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 94%
80% Lenovo Thinkpad X220
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Lenovo Thinkpad X220
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Lenovo ThinkPad X220 notebook teszt
Source: Geeks.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X220-NYG37GE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X220-NYG37GENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X220-NYG37GE
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (NYG37GE)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/09/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 30%

 

Lenovo Thinkpad X220-4290W1B

Specifications

Lenovo Thinkpad X220-4290W1BNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad X220-4290W1B
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.54kg
Price: 1550 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

88% Review Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (IPS) Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Professional Subnotebook. A small, but powerful notebook with a long battery life is the dream of many laptop lovers. Such enthusiasts would be obviously overjoyed at the mention of a new ThinkPad laptop with an amazing IPS display - sounds like the perfect companion for the road. We tested the ThinkPad X220 to see if this was true.
88% Test Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (IPS) Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 76% display: 91% mobility: 89% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 88%
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 - malý a univerzální
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent keyboard; 2 digital outputs. Negative: Hard to open the lid; Noisy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2012
极致小黑新进化 ThinkPad X220笔记本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2011

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X220i

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X220iNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X220i
Processor: Intel Core i3 2310M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage
 ThinkPad X220i (Model)

Average Score: 86.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

100% Lenovo ThinkPad X220i review
Source: IT Reviews English
A thick construction and hefty hinges create a reassuringly sturdy build that ought to help the X220i survive a life on the road. It’s certainly up for the journey, with a high-end, comfortable and impressive all-round experience, which is capped off by a decent battery life. Real road warriors ought to go the distance by upping battery to 23 hours, though, even in a basic configuration of the X220i wins a place in our cabin bag.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X220i review
Source: V3.co.uk English
However, Lenovo also includes various tools of its own, including the Power Manager mentioned previously, the ThinkVantage Toolbox, which includes various health and diagnostics functions, Rescue and Recovery, Password Vault, and Access Connections, which helps to switch easily between Wi-Fi and 3G mobile broadband connections.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X220i review
Source: V3.co.uk English
However, Lenovo also includes various tools of its own, including the Power Manager mentioned previously, the ThinkVantage Toolbox, which includes various health and diagnostics functions, Rescue and Recovery, Password Vault, and Access Connections, which helps to switch easily between Wi-Fi and 3G mobile broadband connections.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/03/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X220-428623U

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X220-428623UNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X220-428623U
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 91% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X220
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
small, light, mirroring display, good equipment, comfortable docking-station
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/30/2011
91% 비즈니스 휴대 노트북의 정석 - 레노버 싱크패드 X220 (통합편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2011
Rating: Total score: 91%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-RB1

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-RB1Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-RB1
Processor: Intel Core i5 2537M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 66% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

66% Обзор субноутбука Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (4290-RB1)
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/20/2011
Rating: Total score: 66% performance: 53% display: 40% mobility: 61% emissions: 55%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-R98

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-R98Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-R98
Processor: Intel Core i5 2410M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

Average Score: 65% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

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
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

 

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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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Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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).

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


Intel Core i5:

2520M: Dual-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2537M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.4-2.3 GHz due to Turbo boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 900 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.

2410M:

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).

Intel Core i3:

2310M:

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 2.1 GHz and features the Turbo Boost 2.0 only for the graphics card (650/1100MHz).


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


1.5 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

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.


82.79%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-05-19 (Update: 2012-05-26)