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Lenovo ThinkPad X220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 166 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People really like the battery and screen. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are mixed opinions on the sound and image quality. Many are critical about the touchpad.

performance, portability, usability, screen, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X220


alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the battery and screen. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but many are critical about the durability.

portability, performance, usability, screen, battery


89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad X220 12.5-inch Notebook (Intel Core i5 2.5GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3-SD RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit)Thinkpad X220 CI3-2310M-2.1G (Intel Core i5-2520M, RAM 4GB, HDD 320GB, Window 7 Professional 64 Bit)Lenovo ThinkPad X220 12.5 inch Ultra-portable Laptop (Intel Core i7-2620M, 2.70GHz, RAM 4GB, HDD 320GB, DVD Rewriter, Gigabit LAN, Wireless 802.11a/g/

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X220


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviews about the screen and reliability are overall positive. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency. Some have doubts about the sound.

performance, usability, portability, reliability, screen


81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo-IGF, ThinkPad X220 UltraBase (Catalog Category: Computers Notebooks / Docks & Replicators)LENOVO THINKPAD X220 IPS LP125WH2(SL)(B1) LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 12.5" WXGA HD LED SINGLE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )Lenovo X220 Ultrabase Dock & DVD Multi-Burner Bundle

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

Review Lenovo ThinkPad X220 (IPS) Subnotebook


Professional Subnotebook. A small, but powerful notebook with a l

Keyboard; Battery life; Performance; Quick sync video; Easily upgradeable; Accessories and guarantee extensions; Bright display with good contrast and stable viewing angles; mSata interface; Noise emissions; 36 months guarantee

USB 3.0 is only available with the Core i7; Positioning of the ports; VGA signal quality; Case quality up close; CPU throttling in a variety of situations

Samsung 900X3A, MacBook Air, Asus P31F, HP Elitebook 2560p, Fujitsu Lifebook P701, Dell Latitude E6320 and E4200 are a few of many.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (

Lenovo ThinkPad X220: A Best-of-Breed Ultraportable


The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 ultraportable laptop, which replaces the X201, is sure to be a hit with ThinkPad fans--as well as most everyone else. It's fast and light, it has a great 12.5-inch display, and it continues the company's tradition of superb...

Lightweight, with great battery endurance and options ; Excellent performance and ergonomics

Comes overloaded with background apps

Fast and light, with great input ergonomics and battery life, this powerhouse ultraportable is best-of-breed, though its old-school looks may not appeal to everyone.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Joanna Stern (

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review


Admit it, when you look at the picture above, all you really see is a laptop with a design that hasn't changed much in the last ten years. It's true,

Extremely comfortable keyboard ; Superb battery life ; Great performance

Clickpad can be a bit wonky ; Design may feel outdated to some ; Can get pricey with configuration options

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review: Lenovo ThinkPad X220


Lenovo's X-series laptops have always been high-end ultraportable machines for business travelers who need to work on the go with a minimum amount of compromise. The X220 continues this tradition and adds a few new twists at the same time. The biggest...

Classic ThinkPad design in a compact package, amazing battery life, and the latest Intel processors make the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 a standout travel laptop.

The touch-pad-pointing-stick combo remains an awkward compromise, and as with most ThinkPads you're paying a hefty premium for the sturdy case and business-friendly software.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 packs in a new Intel Core i5 CPU and can run all day (depending on how you use it). With a 12.5-inch display, it's just a bit smaller than a 13-inch laptop, and it feels like an excellent compromise for frequent travelers.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X220


Ultralights aren't for everyone, but with the ThinkPad X220, Lenovo sure is doing its best to make the case that they can be.

Insane battery life flirts with five long hours. Blazing performance outdoes your kid’s gaming laptop. Super-lightweight, but solidly built. Milspec tested (though not yet certified)

Half-baked touchpad design. Please, Lenovo, please swap the Fn and Ctrl keys once and for all

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Review


The new ThinkPad X220 is the latest 12-inch business notebook from Lenovo. It offers Intel Sandy Bridge processors, a high-quality IPS display, and battery life that is so incredible you've got to see it to believe it. Keep reading to find out more.

Exceptional performance ; Amazing battery life ; Excellent durability

Buttonless touchpad may bother some users ; No docking station pass through on the optional slice battery

Mar, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

Lenovo ThinkPad X220


A fast Core i5 processor, well-designed clickpad, and epic endurance help the 12-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X220 rise to the top.

With the ThinkPad X220, Lenovo has combined epic battery life, strong performance, a bright screen, a responsive keyboard, and powerful security features to make one of the world's best ultraportables even better. Our biggest complaint is the flaky...

Mar, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet


The touch screen is multitouch capable, able to register up to five fingers at a time. The Lenovo comes preloaded with the Windows 7 Touch Pack, providing you with an on-screen keyboard and Windows' handwriting recognition. The on-screen keyboard is...

Intel Core i5 processor outpaces the competition. Largest hard drive in its class. Rugged, ergonomic design. Superb physical keyboard and pointing controls. Melds Windows 7 with a versatile combination of touch and physical controls

On the heavy side. Screen glare

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 takes top honors among tablet PCs, combining choice aspects of a capable ultraportable business laptop with a multitouch Windows tablet.

Expert review by: TechSpot (techspot)

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Ultraportable Notebook Review


Although ThinkPad keyboard's reputation is legendary, in recent years chiclet-style keys have become the norm for some, including myself. I would have also preferred a slightly modified layout (swapping the Fn / Ctrl keys), but I understand this...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: Richard Baguley (

Lenovo ThinkPad X220


The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is machine built for the working person. It's all business and no play.

The Thinkpad we tested housed an Intel Core i3-2350M processor with 4 GB of RAM and 320 GB of storage. It's one of the smallest laptops we've tested, with a travel weight of just 63.3 ounces. Everything on the X220 lends itself to efficiency. It takes...

Jun, 2012

Product Specifications


Display Surface:Matt

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No


Processor cache level:L3

Processor special features

Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No