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Lenovo ThinkPad X250-20CLS06D00


Lenovo ThinkPad X250-20CLS06D00
Lenovo ThinkPad X250-20CLS06D00
Intel Core i7-5600U 2 x 2.6 - 3.2 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 5500, Core: 950 MHz, single-channel memory,
8 GB 
, 1x 8 GB DDR3L-1600, single-channel, 1 of 1 slot filled
12.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, LG LP125WF2-SPB2, IPS screen, LED backlight, glossy: no
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series SSDSC2BF360A5L, 360 GB 
, 304 GB free
Intel Broadwell PCH-LP - High Definition Audio Controller
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: headset jack (3.5 millimeter), Card Reader: 4-in-1 (MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC), 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Brightness Sensor
Intel I218-LM Gigabit (10/100/1000MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 20.3 x 306 x 209 ( = 0.8 x 12.05 x 8.23 in)
48 Wh Lithium-Polymer, removeable, 24 Wh internal + 24 Wh removable
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo (2x 1.5 W), Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 45 watt power supply, brochures, 36 Months Warranty
1.43 kg ( = 50.44 oz / 3.15 pounds), Power Supply: 182 g ( = 6.42 oz / 0.4 pounds)
1300 Euro



Average Score: 84% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 72%, features: 66%, display: 89% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X250-20CLS06D00

86% First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
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.
86% Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Ultrabook Review | Notebookcheck
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.
80% 7-hour battery life in a powerful, ultraportable form factor
Source: Tech Advisor English version
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%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad X250 (Core i7-5600U, 256GB SSD, 8GB RAM, Full HD Display)
Source: c't - Heft 11/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/16/2015
Lenovo Thinkpad Х250 – Возьми От Жизни Все
Source: RU→EN version
Positive: Compact case and good filling; high-quality display; good connectivity; good autonomy. Negative: Expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2015
Test: Lenovo ThinkPad X250 - seriózní business v malém provedení
Source: CZ→EN version
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.

» 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.  

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 range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.

The same applies to tablets in this size range.

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

Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.

84%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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


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Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Dell Latitude 12 7250-5953
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
HP Elitebook 820 G2-H9V81EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
HP Elitebook 820 G2-J8R58EA
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U
Lenovo ThinkPad X250-20CM001VGE
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U
Dell Latitude 12 E7250
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5300U

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Lenovo LaVie Z HZ750
HD Graphics 5500, Core i7 5500U, 13.30", 0.85 kg
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Toshiba KIRA-10D
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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2015-05-27 (Update: 2019-04-30)