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Lenovo Thinkpad X240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X240. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the reliability and performance are on the whole positive. The keyboard and durability are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the connectivity and size. There are some negative views about the sound and image quality.

battery, durability, keyboard, performance, reliability

usability, price, touchpad, image quality, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad X240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (

Review Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook


Pioneer. The 12.5-inch ThinkPad of the X series has been completely revamped - while still staying true to the core strengths of its well-made predecessors. Mobility, flexibility, ergonomics and great build quality are characteristics which are not...

Keyboard; Display; Battery life; Power Bridge system; Noise emissions; Mobility

Connectivity; Localized build quality issues; Clickpad buttons; Throttling issues while under full load

That Intel's Haswell CPUs have such an impact on power consumption, making it possible to increase battery life while simultaneously decreasing the battery capacity.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Michelle Mastin (

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 review: A no-nonsense business laptop


Intel's Haswell CPU comes to the ThinkPad X-series.

Durable glass-fiber chassis ; Hot-swappable battery ; All the I/O ports you could ask for

Disappointing 1366 by 768 display ; Keyboard not up to ThinkPad standard ; Weak speakers

The solidly designed Lenovo X240 Thinkpad features fourth-generation Intel Core processors and hot-swappable batteries. But its display resolution of just 1366 by 768 is disappointing at this price point.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

Lenovo ThinkPad X240


The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a powerful business laptop sporting a Core i5 Haswell CPU, a speedy solid-state drive, and a 12.5-inch IPS touch-screen display. You'll pay top dollar for this well-built ultrabook, but it'll give you over 15 hours of...

Solid performance. Incredible battery life. Responsive touch screen. Sturdy design

Low-resolution display. Pricey

Lenovo ThinkPad laptops have long been a favorite of business users on the go, and for good reason. They have a long history of durability and solid performance, and their keyboards are arguably the best on the planet. The new Lenovo ThinkPad X240 has...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: sandra vogel (

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 review: All-round excellence


The ThinkPad X240 offers plentiful configuration options, tried-and-trusted design, solid build quality and a twin battery configuration that delivers long battery life. Overall, this is an excellent business ultrabook.

Tough build ; Plenty of configuration options ; Solid performance ; Integrated mobile broadband option ; Twin battery configuration delivers long battery life

Relatively heavy ; Higher-end configurations are expensive

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 impresses on every front. The configuration options are plentiful with touchscreen, HDD/SSD, mobile broadband and different Windows versions all in the mix. We like the legacy VGA port, the usable keyboard, the...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Matt Safford (

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Review


Lenovo's ThinkPad X240 business laptop doesn't offer much in the way of drastic changes from the previous-generation X230. But that's largely because that laptop, like the earlier X200 models that preceded it, was one of—if not the—best compact...

Sturdy shell ; Excellent keyboard ; Bright IPS display ; Long battery life with extended battery ; Larger wrist rest and touchpad

Low-res display comes standard ; Keys are a bit slippery ; Bottom can get hot under heavy use ; Competing PCs offer longer standard warranty

Long battery life, a bright IPS screen, and one of the best typing experiences available make this the best compact business laptop we’ve tested yet.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Review


The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 delivers amazing battery life, powerful performance and a durable design, making it the best business ultraportable yet.

Longest battery life available; Durable design; Comfortable palm rest; Wide viewing angles

Low-res screen comes standard; Weak audio

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 delivers amazing battery life, powerful performance and a durable design, making it the best business ultraportable yet.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Andrei Girbea (

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 – Reviews, Specs and Features


Overview The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is what we could call a classic road-warrior. It comes with a rugged body, yet fairly light and compact, the simple looks familiar to the ThinkPad...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook Review: A Philosophical Shift


Alongside our T440s review unit was something slightly smaller and dear to our hearts: the latest entry in the ThinkPad X series of notebooks. Seeing as this very review is being typed on a Lenovo X220, our interest was piqued by the latest refinements...

Feb, 2014

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (

Expert Review


Ridiculously long battery life with hot-swappable battery, Excellent keyboard and touch screen, Solid all-around performance, Laundry list of extra features

Better configurations grow pricey, No HDMI and only two USB ports, Touch pad can miss clicks, Only one memory slot (8GB max), Low-res Webcam

The ThinkPad X240 isn't perfect, but the flaws we found are minor in the scheme of things. If you can work it into your budget, you'll be rewarded with plenty of performance, stellar battery life, a business-rugged design, and a top-of-the-line screen...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook


Lenovo's ThinkPad X240 is a very different beast compared to the X230, but still one of the best small laptops on the market

Slim and solid design ; Very good keyboard ; Battery life ; In-built features

Keyboard not backlit by default ; Some keys are smaller compared to the previous model ; Virtual TrackPoint buttons are not comfortable

Lenovo's ThinkPad X240 is a 12.5in Ultrabook that's small and sturdy, yet comfortable to use. Most importantly, it's a very reliable machine, and it has a dual battery system that allows for a very long run time away from an outlet. It's one of the...

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications


Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92


Display Surface:Matt
Panel Type:IPS / TN


Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM
3G standards:HSPA / HSPA+
4G:No / Yes
4G standards:LTE

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3

Processor special features

Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


Operating System Language:
Recovery operating system:Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 Pro


Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:500 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1 / 500