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Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X240Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X240 (ThinkPad X Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4600U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.45kg
Price: 1850 euro
Average Score: 81.58% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 50%, performance: 75%, features: 83%, display: 87% mobility: 79%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X240

84% Review Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Pioneer. The 12.5-inch ThinkPad of the X series has been completely revamped - while still staying true to the core strengths of its well-made predecessors. Mobility, flexibility, ergonomics and great build quality are characteristics which are not cherished among business customers alone. Our detailed review will show where the ThinkPad X240 fares better than those before it.
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X240
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The X240 is for those of you who want larger laptop amenities in a small chassis, from the internal upgrade possibilities to plenty of ports. It's rare to see wired RJ-45 Ethernet on a 12.5" machine for example, and the Lenovo also has a mini DisplayPort, VGA, two USB 3.0 ports, 3.5mm combo audio, an SD card slot and SIM card slot (for models with 3G/4G).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook Review: A Philosophical Shift
Source: PC Perspective English
Unlike the X230, which merely substituted the traditional (and excellent) ThinkPad keyboard with a nearly-equivalent AccuType Chiclet-style model, the X240 brings some pretty striking changes to the table—and not all of them are necessarily positive. For starters, in the definitely negative category, there’s the new clickpad design, which is difficult to operate, cheap-feeling, and rickety in comparison to previous models—hardly a suitable replacement for physical buttons. In addition to that, we’ve also lost another USB port (bringing the grand total to just two USB 3.0 ports), and the once-fabled 1080p screen option appears to have vanished into thin air (to be continued…). The build is also notably compromised in a few areas, with some un-ThinkPad-like creakiness in the center near the touchpad and between the hinges at the top of the base unit. It’s still great overall, but not as great as it once was.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2014
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X240
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Lenovo's ThinkPad X240 is a 12.5in Ultrabook that's small and sturdy, yet comfortable to use. Most importantly, it's a very reliable machine, and it has a dual battery system that allows for a very long run time away from an outlet. It's one of the best little business machines on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X240 review: A no-nonsense business laptop
Source: PC World English
You might think the ThinkPad X240 is too thick and too heavy to qualify for Ultrabook designation, but it’s only 0.79 inches thick and it weighs just 3 pounds. And there’s a very good reason why the X240 doesn’t taper to a knife edge like the X1 Carbon does: The X240 is outfitted with two batteries and a battery bridge that enables you to swap a depleted battery for one that’s fully charged without turning the machine off. That’s slick.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/03/2014
90% Lenovo ThinkPad X240
Source: Computer Shopper English
Messing with a winning formula is always a dicey proposition (just ask the New England Patriots), so in updating its popular ThinkPad X series ultraportable, Lenovo took a measured approach. The latest-generation ThinkPad X240 delivers the features and durability you'd expect, along with astonishing battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/30/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X240
Source: IT Reviews English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a powerful business laptop sporting a Core i5 Haswell CPU, a speedy solid-state drive, and a 12.5-inch IPS touch-screen display. You'll pay top dollar for this well-built ultrabook, but it'll give you over 15 hours of battery life in return.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Lenovo ThinkPad X240 review: All-round excellence
Source: Zdnet.com English
The ThinkPad X240 offers plentiful configuration options, tried-and-trusted design, solid build quality and a twin battery configuration that delivers long battery life. Overall, this is an excellent business ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Lenovo Thinkpad X240 Review
Source: Ultrabook News English
The Lenovo Thinkpad X240 is a classic. We’ve never tested something with this much battery life potential and the connectivity (hard and radio) along with the excellent working fascia make it a compact workhorse that can be relied-on. It’s not stylish and it’s even a little heavy for an Ultrabook and maybe, maybe Lenovo took a step back in terms of touchpad design but those are the trade-offs you’ll have to consider. We would recommend going for an SSD-based version unless you really need that storage capacity. We counted 5 screen/touch/IPS options and as always, this Thinkpad comes with various security options along with the usual CPU and RAM choices. Windows 7 versions come, we believe, with Windows 8 licence so you don’t have to make that choice today. Take note of the fan noise report if you’re doing performance work in quiet areas.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2013
90% LENOVO THINKPAD X240
Source: Digital Trends English
There’s a lot to like about the X240—especially if Lenovo delivers on the optional 1080p IPS panel in the near future. The company has tweaked a few things here and there, mostly for the better (although we still miss the rubber-like lid), while leaving much of what was already excellent about the X230 alone.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/18/2013
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Lenovo Thinkpad X240
Source: Techreview Source English
The all-new Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a lightweight business-oriented laptop that delivers extremely long battery life, decent performance and a touch screen display. For business-use, the design is absolutely perfect but it does have a lower than average screen resolution.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Thinkpad X240
Source: Techreview Source English
The all-new Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a lightweight business-oriented laptop that delivers extremely long battery life, decent performance and a touch screen display. For business-use, the design is absolutely perfect but it does have a lower than average screen resolution.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/09/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X240
Source: Laptop Mag English
With powerful performance, a durable design and more than 20 hours of battery life, the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is the business ultraportable to beat. Productivity-minded users looking for a better typing experience should consider the 14-inch ThinkPad T440s, which weighs 0.6 pounds more and lasts only 14 hours on a charge.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Review
Source: Slashgear English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a small, robust, and all-around solid laptop that offers everything you need in a small system without being boisterous or in your face about it. The feel of the laptop is excellent, being a nice mixture of lightweight and small without coming across as flimsy or fragile. The display is solid on its hinges, as well, and the keyboard has the ever-popular strong report that ThinkPads are known for. At no point did I have to battle with the trackpad, which is something worth noting considering how often a trackpad has small peculiarities to which one must adjust. Even under heavy usage, the computer remained fairly cool and the fan, though running, was only audible when putting it up near your ear.
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 11/28/2013
60% Lenovo ThinkPad X240 review: This 12.5-inch ultrabook packs everything but punch
Source: Techradar English
For me, that price is too steep when competitors like the MacBook Air offer all-day endurance in a larger, lighter frame. The ThinkPad X240 is inarguably an impressive display of what's possible in mobile computing today. You'll find few, if any, other laptops that offer this many hardware features at 12.5 inches. But what good are those features if the product struggles to compete elsewhere? For one, the typing experience on a laptop is paramount, because you're ultimately stuck with what you get. In this regard, the X240 fails to live up to Lenovo's legacy, at least with the unit I've been typing on for the past week.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/25/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 70%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X240
Source: PC Mag English
Whether you're a long-time ThinkPad enthusiast or a newbie, the X240 is an excellent example of why the brand has been so successful for so many years. Solid performance and a durable design make this ultrabook an ideal travel companion, and its incredible 15-plus hour battery life is hard to beat. A higher resolution screen would be nice, but considering this is a business-class laptop that's not really a deal breaker and doesn't prevent the X240 from becoming our newest Editors' Choice for business ultrabooks.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 – изменениям быть!
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Display options; comfortable keyboard and touchpad; decent battery life; quite reasonable price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2014
レノボ ThinkPad X240の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Positive: 2 equiped batteries; good connection; good keyboard; thin and light. Negative: Narrow viewing angle of the display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/12/2013

Comment

Model:

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is the latest in Lenovo’s range of ultraportable business devices. This 12.5 inch machine weighs in at 1.3 kg. The battery life is claimed to be a stellar 17.4 hours, but only if the bigger 6-cell battery is chosen over the 3 cell. The 3 cell battery is purported to last approximately 8 hours. With a range of 4th generation processors from the Intel Core i7-4600U paired with the Intel HD4400 that can go up to 3.00 GHz to the decidedly more sedate Intel Core i3-4010U with 1.70GHz, there are enough variations to suit most individual uses. Gamers will not find anything to interest them here unless playing only lightly demanding games is the purpose. For portable work uses, this machine can handle it all with ease. There is the option to go with Windows 8 Pro, Windows 8 or even Windows 7 Professional, for those concerned about compatibility issues. The display is a brightly colorful IPS screen which sports a resolution of 1366 x 768, suitable for a screen that is 12.5 inches big. However, it may show up as grainy during use as an entertainment device.

One thing that is constant with machines in the ThinkPad line, is the durability of the machines. A spill resistant backlit keyboard, a magnesium bottom, an internal roll cage and a carbon fiber lid all combined with great engineering suggests that this is a difficult machine to destroy by drops, knocks, spills, extreme temperatures, atmospheric pressure, or vibrations. Overall, this is slated to be one of the best options among the ultraportable business machines that are available today.

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

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

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


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4600U:

A Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 2.1 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 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.


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


1.45 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.


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


81.58%: 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.


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Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus ASUSPRO BU201
Core i5 4210U, 1.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga S1
Core i7 4500U, 1.6 kg
» Dell Latitude E7240-SM008LE72408GER
Core i5 4300U, 1.4 kg
» HP EliteBook 820 G1-F1R78AW
Core i5 4300U, 1.5 kg
» Fujitsu Stylistic Q704
Core i5 4300U, 2.14 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X240-20AL007YGE
Core i5 4200U, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
Core i5 4200U, 1.584 kg
» Dell Latitude E7240 Touch
Core i5 4300U, 1.35 kg
» HP EliteBook 820 G1
Core i5 4200U, 1.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X240s
Core i5 4200U, 1.3 kg
» Dell Latitude E7240
Core i5 4200U, 1.34 kg
» Dell XPS 12-9Q33
Core i5 4200U, 1.5 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59427487
Core i5 4200U, 13.3", 1.7 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-12U
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad S510р-59-394781
Core i3 4010U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L50-B-17C
Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-371-52VR
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Pro R50-B-11C
Core i3 4005U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga2 13-59427516
Core i3 4030U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
» Asus Chromebox CN60
Core i3 4010U, ", 0.6 kg
» Alienware 13
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 2 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP300LA-DW106H
Core i3 4010U, 13.3", 1.75 kg
» Acer Aspire V3-371-77NK
Core i7 4510U, 13.0", 1.6 kg
» HP Pavilion 13-a000nc x360
Core i3 4030U, 13.0", 1.8 kg
» HP Envy 15-u100ng x360
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5097H
Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Satellite L70-B-11C
Core i5 4200U, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Acer Aspire R13
Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Satellite Click 2 Pro P35W-B3226
Core i7 4510U, 13.3", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12- 2 (Update: 2013-12- 2)