Lenovo ThinkPad X240-20AL007YGE
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X240-20AL007YGE
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Positive: Light and thin; good touchpad; long battery life. Negative: Mediocre display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2014
ThinkPads have garnered a reputation of having a sturdy build capable of withstanding almost all falls and long battery life but the sacrifice is lugging around a heavy and thick machine. The ThinkPad X240 is here to take care of that. Packaging the best of a ThinkPad in an ultrabook, you get the pros without cons.
The 12.5-inch ThinkPad X240 weighs at 3.2 pounds (1.45 kg) with the 3-cell battery and touchscreen configuration. Adding the 6-cell extended battery increases it to 3.6 pounds (1.63 kg). While it might not be as light as other ultrabooks, it definitely is much tougher compared to the others. It includes an internal roll cage, carbon-fiber lid and a magnesium bottom ensuring that it will survive the most devastating fall. It will also stand extreme temperatures, vibrations and dust.
But all this is nothing without good hardware to protect: The X240 comes with a 4th generation Intel Processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 256 GB SSD. It won't have any problems booting up or handling all your office tasks. The Intel HD Graphics 4400 card allows you to play HD videos and some lighter games. Packing a 1920 by 1080 Full HD IPS touchscreen display, it ensures great viewing angles and sharp quality.
The battery life is nothing short of amazing, just with the internal 3-cell battery it will last longer than most ultrabooks but adding the 6-cell extended battery will leave its competition in the dust. The Thinkpad X240 is for those that are looking for good battery life and fast performance in a sturdy yet lightweight body.
Intel HD Graphics 4400:
ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» 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.
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 %
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