Lenovo ThinkPad X250-20CLS06D00
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Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X250-20CLS06D00
Successful fresh cell therapy? Lenovo leads off the annual update of its business lineup with the ThinkPad X250. New Broadwell processors are to make the compact, 12.5-inch laptop faster and more efficient than ever before. But is that enough to coax owners of the former model to change? We provide a first peak of our upcoming review.
No (big) experiments. Lenovo only introduces small changes for the latest sibling of the X200-series – but just those changes improve a good subnotebook and result in an even better one. The manufacturer even listened to the criticism about the unpopular 5-button ClickPad of the predecessor.
Source: Tech Advisor
Lenovo has successfully shrunk its standard business notebook down to what was once known as the sub-notebook category, and is now a more commonplace size as laptops benefit from the push toward miniaturisation. Its Broadwell-generation Core i5 processor maintains performance for office duties and helps preserve usable runtime of almost 7 hours from its minimal 24Wh battery. Ergonomics are good thanks to the familiar dished-key keyboard and an option for IPS display.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: c't - Heft 11/2015
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/16/2015
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact case and good filling; high-quality display; good connectivity; good autonomy. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2015
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Great FHD IPS display; comfortable and quiet keyboard with good mechanics; long battery life. Negative: Problems with the End / Insert keys; only one slot for memory.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2015
Series: The Lenovo ThinkPad X250 is a subnotebook meant for those who have to leave the beaten track and travel in rough and hardy situations. It is made from carbon reinforced plastic and features a glass fibre reinforced bottom layer to withstand very high and low temperatures, dust, vibration and extreme pressure. This subnotebook has a tough looking exterior, made entirely of deep black solid plastic material. In order to withstand physical stress, it is built thicker than most of its compatriots, measuring 0.8 inch (2.03 cm) thick and weighing 1.3 kg.
The screen measures a modest 12.5 inches with different screen resolution options, including 1366 x 768; 1366 x 768 with IPS; 1920 x 1080 IPS non touch; 1920 x 1080 IPS with touch but less brightness and 1920 x 1080 IPS touchscreen with 400 nit. The various screen qualities will definitely determine the overall price of the gadget. For hardware, there are various versions with a Core i3, i5-5200U or i7 5600U Intel processor coupled with either a 4 GB or 8 GB RAM. All versions feature an HD Graphics 5500 card and a 500 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB hard disk. The battery life can stand an impressive 15 hours, making this the best notebook to bring along if you work in the rough and tumble line.
Intel HD Graphics 5500: Integrated graphics card (GT2) in the Core processors of the Broadwell U-series (15 W TDP).
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
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.
5600U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» 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 ( "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.
84%: 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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