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Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Series

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF0022USProcessor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8350U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i7-8650U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 12.50 inch
Weight: 1.137kg, 1.14kg, 1.3kg
Price: 1129, 1300, 1800 euro
Average Score: 79.29% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 95%, performance: 90%, features: 69%, display: 92%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 92%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KES01S00

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KES01S00Notebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KES01S00
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 12.50 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.137kg
Price: 1129 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 79.2% - good

Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

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%
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
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%
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%
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%
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%
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%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001GGE

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001GGENotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001GGE
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 12.50 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.14kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Lenovo's ThinkPad X280 squeezes a gorgeous display and good keyboard into a compact package, but its battery life could be better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001UUS

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001UUSNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001UUS
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i7-8650U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 12.50 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.14kg
Price: 1800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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The Lenovo ThinkPad X280: The new portable workstation
Source: On MSFT English
The X280 is the evolution of the ThinkPad line. While there are much cheaper ThinkPad options that your employer may opt for to purchase in bulk, the X280 serves up the gold standard of functionality versus price. Cheaper ThinkPads come with several shortcomings and more expensive versions are less practical for the everyday use of anyone in a position lower than an executive. When comparing the X280 to the rest of the competition outside of Lenovo, it fairs better than most in its category based solely on I/O. As the shedding of ports becomes the norm, the X280 stands tall with a bevy of options while still managing to slim its overall footprint and offering a subtle refinement on its overall design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/09/2018

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001HMC

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001HMCNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001HMC
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 12.50 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.3kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Prcek, kterého nemusíte nijak šetřit: Test notebooku Lenovo ThinkPad X280
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; high mobility; long battery life; nice connectivity.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/13/2018

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF0022US

Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF0022USNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF0022US
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8350U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 12.50 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.14kg
Price: 1300 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo ThinkPad X280 First Impressions
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
When the ThinkPad X280 becomes widely available for retail purchase, we'll have a full review in which we'll check out its performance, ergonomics, battery life, and features in much greater detail. Of course, value for money will be a big part of our assessment, so stay tuned to Gadgets 360.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/26/2018

 

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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.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

i5-8250U: 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.

i5-8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.

i7-8650U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.9 and 4.2 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.

i5-8350U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.7 and 3.6 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.


» 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.

1.3 kg:


79.29%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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

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

VAIO SX12-VJS121X0211A
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U
Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001HMC
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001UUS
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i7-8650U
Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KF001GGE
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8550U
Lenovo ThinkPad X280-20KES01S00
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i5-8250U

Devices with the same GPU

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UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 13.30", 1.3 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 20R3000GGE
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 13.30", 1.4 kg
HP ProBook 430 G7, i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.30", 1.49 kg
Samsung Galaxy Book Ion 13.3
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.30", 0.97 kg
Huawei MateBook 13 2020 i5
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.00", 1.3 kg
Huawei MateBook 13 2020
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 13.00", 1.3 kg
HP Envy 13-aq1048tu
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.30", 1.17 kg
HP Envy 13-aq1004ns
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.30", 1.3 kg
Dell Latitude 3301, i5-8265U
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 13.30", 1.17 kg
HP Envy 13-aq0044nr
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 13.30", 1.2 kg
HP Envy 13-aq0004np
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 13.30", 1.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i7
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 13.30", 1.406 kg
Asus ExpertBook B9450FA, i7-10510U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 0.995 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R90070SP
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 13.30", 1.35 kg
Asus ZenBook 13 UX333FA-A3283
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 13.30", 1.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R9006YMH
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 13.30", 1.3 kg
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.30", 1.29 kg
HP Envy 13-aq1015TX
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.30", 1.2 kg
Dell XPS 13 7390 Core i7-10710U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10710U, 13.30", 1.23 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R90072GE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 13.30", 1.32 kg
HP Envy 13-aq0002ng
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 13.30", 1.2 kg
Dell Inspiron 13 5370-75K6D
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh i3-8130U, 13.30", 1.4 kg
HP Envy 13-aq0004ns
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 i7-8565U, 13.30", 1.2 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL-20R9005LUS
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 i5-8265U, 13.30", 1.33 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2018-04-13 (Update: 2019-04-30)