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Lenovo ThinkPad X220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the battery and screen are generally positive. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the sound and energy efficiency are mixed, while there are some critical reviews 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 23 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Opinions about the sound and usability are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the durability, and comments are divided on the battery.

portability, price, performance, usability, sound


91% 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)Lenovo ThinkPad X220 12.5-inch Notebook (Intel Core i5 2.5GHz Processor, 4GB DDR3-SD RAM, 320GB HDD, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X220


alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People really like the screen and reliability. The portability and usability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the sound. There are some mixed comments about the energy efficiency.

performance, usability, portability, reliability, screen


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet PC 12.5" LEDLenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet PC 12.5" LED

Oct, 2017

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: (

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, based o...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review


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: Cisco Cheng (

Lenovo ThinkPad X220


The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 laptop is an amazing piece of engineering when you factor in all the features it squeezed into a 12-inch frame, including best-in-class battery life and the new Intel Core i5 i5-2520M CPU.

Phenomenal typing experience. Improved keyboard. Larger 12.5-inch widescreen. Durable. DisplayPort and HD Webcam are new to the family. Excellent battery life. Best in class performance. Dual pointing devices.

New touchpad design is a one-finger-at-a-time navigating tool. Unexciting color.

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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!

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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

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


4G: Yes
4G standard:WiMAX
4G standards:WiMAX

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-2500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:50072 / 52220 / 52224 / 52229 / 52231 / 53438 / 53442 / 53450 / 53452 / 53464 / 54619 / 64893 / I5-2540M
Processor package size:31 / 37.5 / 37.5x37.5 (rPGA988B); 31 x 24 (BGA1023)


Recovery operating system:Windows 8

Weight & Dimensions

Weight (tablet mode):3.42