Lenovo Thinkpad X220-4290W1B


Lenovo Thinkpad X220-4290W1B
Lenovo Thinkpad X220-4290W1B (ThinkPad X220 Series)
Intel Core i5-2520M 2 x 2.5 - 3.2 GHz, Sandy Bridge
Graphics adapter
Intel HD Graphics 3000, Core: 850 MHz, shared memory, igd10umd64
4096 MB 
, 1x 4GB DDR3 PC3-10700, 1 slot free
12.5 inch 16:9, 1366 x 768 pixel, LEN40E2, LP125WH2-SLB1 , Premium HD IPS WVA, glossy: no
Intel QM67
Hitachi Travelstar Z5K320 HTS543232A7A384, 320 GB 
, 5400 rpm
HD Audio
1 Express Card 54mm, 3 USB 2.0, 1 VGA, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, 1 Docking Station Port, Audio Connections: in/out combo port, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, 1 Fingerprint Reader
Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 3.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 35 x 305 x 207 ( = 1.38 x 12.01 x 8.15 in)
63 Wh Lithium-Ion, 11.1 V, 5600 mAh
Operating System
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
36 Months Warranty, 1x USB with charging function, 1x mSata full-sized slot, TPM 1.2, tested with Windows 7 64bit
1.54 kg ( = 54.32 oz / 3.4 pounds), Power Supply: 360 g ( = 12.7 oz / 0.79 pounds)
1550 Euro



Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 76%, features: 71%, display: 91% mobility: 89%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 88%

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad X220-4290W1B

88% Review Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (IPS) Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
Professional Subnotebook. A small, but powerful notebook with a long battery life is the dream of many laptop lovers. Such enthusiasts would be obviously overjoyed at the mention of a new ThinkPad laptop with an amazing IPS display - sounds like the perfect companion for the road. We tested the ThinkPad X220 to see if this was true.
88% Test Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (IPS) Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 76% display: 91% mobility: 89% workmanship: 87% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 88%
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 - malý a univerzální
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: Excellent keyboard; 2 digital outputs. Negative: Hard to open the lid; Noisy.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/24/2012
极致小黑新进化 ThinkPad X220笔记本评测
Source: PC zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/09/2011


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.

2520M: Dual-core Sandy Bridge processor with integrated graphics and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.» 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.

1.54 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 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.

88%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

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


Lenovo ThinkPad X220
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Stefan Hinum, 2011-06-17 (Update: 2019-04-30)