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Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KES01S00

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KES01S00
Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KES01S00 (ThinkPad X280 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4-2400, soldered
Display
12.5 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 176 PPI, B125HAN02.2, IPS LED, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-U + iHDCP 2.2 Premium PCH
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, 512 GB 
, M.2 2280, PCIe NVMe x4
Soundcard
Intel Kaby Lake-U/Y PCH - High Definition Audio
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: Kombo-Audio, Card Reader: MicroSD, 1 SmartCard, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Networking
Intel Ethernet Connection I219-V (10/100/1000MBit), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.4 x 307.7 x 209.8 ( = 0.69 x 12.11 x 8.26 in)
Battery
50 Wh Lithium-Ion
Camera
Webcam: 720p with ThinkShutter camera cover
Additional features
Speakers: 2 W Stereo, Keyboard: Six-row chiclet with TrackPoint, Keyboard Light: yes, ThinkPad Ethernet Extension Adapter Gen 2 , 36 Months Warranty
Weight
1.137 kg ( = 40.11 oz / 2.51 pounds), Power Supply: 356 g ( = 12.56 oz / 0.78 pounds)
Price
1129 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.92% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 85%, features: 69%, display: 91% mobility: 81%, workmanship: 93%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 92%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KES01S00

89.5% Lenovo ThinkPad X280 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Mini Carbon. With a fresh design and a clearly thinner case, Lenovo is trying to make its traditional 12-inch ThinkPad X Series more attractive. In this review we will be explaining why this approach works well, and what features we miss despite the other improvements.
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X280
Source: PC Mag English
In the X280, Lenovo gives the ThinkPad X200 series its biggest redesign in ages, serving up a winning take on the 12.5-inch ultraportable.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review: Powerful, Business-Class Ultraportable
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X280 didn't run away from the pack in any particular benchmark, but it remained competitive with similarly equipped systems throughout our battery of tests. It's not always about killer benchmarks scores, however. With machines in this class, that perform similarly, there's much more to consider -- like the user experience and design functionality, for example.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/25/2018
70% Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review
Source: Slashgear English
The X280 sheds the boxy nature of the X270, adding a webcam cover, better fingerprint placement and security, better hardware, excellent battery performance, and a more modern port array. If you’re in the market for a business laptop, the ThinkPad X280 is certainly a model worth considering. Available now from Lenovo starting at $884 USD.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
91% Lenovo ThinkPad X280 review: Thinner, lighter, and just as capable
Source: Techaeris English
Even though Lenovo has made the ThinkPad X280 lighter and thinner, performance hasn’t been sacrificed. While battery life could be a bit better, the ThinkPad X280 is a more than capable business-oriented laptop for working on the go.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 91% price: 95% performance: 100% display: 95% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95%
75% Lenovo ThinkPad X280 review: Compact, portable, and powerful
Source: Neowin English
Ultimately, if this is the type of form factor that you're looking for in a business-class laptop, then you're good to go. If you're looking for a larger screen or a convertible form factor, Lenovo has loads of other options in the ThinkPad lineup that you can check out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review
Source: Gotta Be Mobile English
New features and tricks keep you from missing the features Lenovo cut to get the slim and relatively light ThinkPad X280.A long-lasting battery, tough shell, decent display and powerful processor make the ThinkPad X280 a solid notebook for businesses big and small. Buy the ThinkPad X280 without fear.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620. 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.
8250U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.6 and 3.4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,100 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.5":

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.
1.137 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.


80.92%: 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-04-25 (Update: 2018-04-25)