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Lenovo ThinkPad X220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and usability. The screen and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the price. Some have doubts about the sound and energy efficiency.

performance, portability, screen, usability, battery

touchpad, image quality, energy, sound

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The usability and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the durability.

portability, performance, usability, screen, battery

durability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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/

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and reliability. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency. There are some less positive reviews about the sound.

performance, portability, usability, reliability, screen

sound

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Thinkpad X220 12.5" 320GB 4GThinkpad X220 Laptop Lenovo, i7-2640M 2.8GHz, IPS, 12.5" Premium HD LED backlit Display, 4Gb DDR3, FingerReader, Bluetooth, 320Gb 5400rpm, 9cell, 720pLenovo Thinkpad X220 Ultrabase

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

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
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Expert review by: Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

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 (engadget.com)

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: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

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

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

ThinkPad Proves Big Things Come in Small Packages

 

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

Mar, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

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: (pcmag.com)

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 (reviewed.com)

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

Expert review by: ConnectReviews (connectreviews.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is the latest ultraportable perfect for road warriors looking for both long-haul battery life and excellent performance.

Stellar battery life, Excellent performance, Lightweight, classic ThinkPad design

Cramped touchpad

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible:No / Yes
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer / No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / 4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen:5-Point Touch / No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / Centrino vPro / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / Centrino 2 VPro / Centrino vPro / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable / Tablet

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / QM67 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2310M / I3-2350M / I5-2450M / I5-2520M / I5-2540M / I7-2620M / I7-2640M
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