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Lenovo Thinkpad X240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 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. Views about the performance and reliability are generally positive. The keyboard and durability also get good opinions. Opinions about the connectivity and size are mixed, and many are negative about the sound and image quality.

battery, durability, keyboard, reliability, performance

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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Tobias Winkler (notebookcheck.net)

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 (pcworld.com)

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

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X240

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is a powerful business laptop sporting a Core i5 Haswell CPU, a 12.5-inch IPS touch-screen display, and a whopping 15 hours of battery life.

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

Low-resolution display. Pricey.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: sandra vogel (zdnet.com)

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: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

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 (ultrabookreview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 – Reviews, Specs and Features

 

My personal experience with the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 is somewhat limited, as I haven't got it for a proper review. However, even in the few hours I got to play with it, I was impressed with the solid construction and the light weight, compared to my...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (pcper.com)

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 (computershopper.com)

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 (goodgearguide.com.au)

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

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 review

 

This 12.5-inch ultrabook packs everything but punch

Tons of ports for size ; Hot swappable batteries ; Great fingerprint reader

Dense for small size ; Easily out specced ; Squishy keyboard ; Poor value

Scores in depth Since IBM let it go, Lenovo has gone to great lengths to keep the ThinkPad brand alive and well-regarded. The ThinkPad X240, a no-nonsense, 12.5-inch business-grade ultrabook, is no exception. That's not to say that this professional...

Jan, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready / No
Panel Type:IPS / TFT / TN

Docking station

Docking station connecting interface:Lenovo OneLink
Docking station included: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2 / 11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416 / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3200 x 2000 / 3280 x 2000 / 4096 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3200 x 2000 / 3280 x 2000 / 3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):60

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:No / Yes

Networking

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

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB Sleep-and-Charge:No / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-RS-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 37

Processor special features

Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Instruction Replay Technology: No
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: No
Intel QuickAssist Technology: No
Intel RealSense 3D Camera: No
Intel RealSense Snapshot: No
Intel RealSense Technology: No
Intel Secure Boot: No
Intel Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Y / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Idle Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Sound Technology: No
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Unite installed: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless-AC Technology: No
Intel® OS Guard: No
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi): No
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Sound Technology: No
OS Guard: No
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 76308 / 76347 / 76349 / 76616 / 81016 / 81018
Processor package size:37.5 / 40
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: No
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: No
True Key: No
True Key™: No
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

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

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:16 / 500 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1 / 1000 / 500