Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-R98


Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-R98
Lenovo ThinkPad X220-4290-R98 (ThinkPad X220 Series)
Intel Core i5-2410M 2 x 2.3 - 2.9 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
12.5 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 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).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these 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 ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.

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: 2019-04-30)