Lenovo Thinkpad X220-4290W1B


Lenovo Thinkpad X220-4290W1BNotebook: Lenovo Thinkpad X220-4290W1B (ThinkPad X220 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 2520M
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 3000
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.54kg
Price: 1550 euro
Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 76%, features: 71%, display: 91% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad X220-4290W1B

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: 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 zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2011


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.


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.

1.54 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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

88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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

Lenovo ThinkPad X220
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Stefan Hinum, 2011-06-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)