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Lenovo ThinkPad X220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 347 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the battery and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the sound and energy efficiency, and there are some mixed opinions about the price.

performance, portability, usability, screen, 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: ( 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 Reviews about the battery and screen are overall positive. The usability and performance also get good comments, whereas many are negative 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/

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X220


alaTest has collected and analyzed 160 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the screen and reliability. The portability and usability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the image quality, and some have doubts about the sound and connectivity.

performance, usability, portability, reliability, screen

touchpad, energy, connectivity, sound

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Thinkpad X220 12.5" 320GB 4GLenovo ThinkPad X220 (429637U) 12.5" LED Tablet PC - Core i7 i7-2620M 2.7GHz 4G DDR3 320G HDD Docking Station (Windows 7 Professional)Thinkpad X220 Laptop Lenovo, i7-2640M 2.8GHz, IPS, 12.5" Premium HD LED backlit Display, 4Gb DDR3, FingerReader, Bluetooth, 320Gb 5400rpm, 9cell, 720p

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Karan Shah (

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Review


Lenovo laptops have always had a niche set of buyers and the ThinkPad series, in particular, has more or less had cult following right since its inception by IBM. This has been much before Lenovo purchased the brand. ThinkPads have always had a culture...

Let’s get this clear, the Lenovo X220 caters to a very selective audience - business professionals and executives who don’t need the extra frills (read: 15.6-inch HD LED Widescreens, Blu-ray DVD writer, dedicated graphics card, HDMI, etc) in their...

Oct, 2011

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


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: 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

Expert review by: Christopher Null (

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 (

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

Product Specifications


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


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


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
Type:Portable / Tablet


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


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