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Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (20F5 / 20F6)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (20F5 / 20F6). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the performance and portability. The keyboard and battery are also appreciated, whereas the price and size get mixed opinions. Many are less positive about the screen.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (20F5 / 20F6) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (Core i7, FHD) Subnotebook Review

 

Mobile Office. Lenovo's small subnotebook is noteworthy for its very decent keyboard and long battery life. An LTE modem allows access to the Internet while on-the-go. All things considered, the ThinkPad X260 is a solid offering.

matte IPS display ; Full-HD resolution ; excellent keyboard ; long battery life ; fast SSD ; LTE modem ; 3-year warranty

only one RAM slot ; no maintenance cover

Lenovo's Thinkpad X260 is a thoroughly executed and solid 12.5-inch business notebook. The X260 we reviewed not long ago was an entry-level machine; the review notebook on the other hand is the top-of-the-line model in the series. The build quality is...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Nino Ricchizzi (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (Core i5, WXGA) Notebook Review

 

Small typewriter. Lenovo's new 12.5-inch ThinkPad X260 mobilizes the office and convinces in many regards. Still, it cannot manage to secure the top spot for business subnotebooks, despite the good concept.

keyboard ; hot-swap battery ; sturdy construction ; security features

build quality issues ; no maintenance hatches ; only single-channel memory

"Optimized for Business". Lenovo uses these words to describe the new Lenovo ThinkPad X260. We can confirm this statement in many respects. This starts with the chassis, where we meet a good amount of build quality and sturdiness. The certified...

Mar, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260

 

A dual-battery design for record-breaking battery life, a comfortable keyboard, and a good price combine to make the Lenovo ThinkPad X260 one of the most compelling business ultraportables you can buy.

Dual-, hot-swappable batteries mean more than 23 hours of continuous battery life. Fine performance for category. Partially rugged design.

Display is a bit small. A little bulky for an ultraportable. No USB-C port. Fairly short warranty.

Conclusions If you want a truly eye-popping ultraportable, you can find it in releases like the Asus ZenBook 3 or the Apple MacBook, but those machines require you to make some sacrifices in terms of usability, configurability, and durability that are...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Brad Bourque (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 review

 

The X260 sticks to the ThinkPad script, for better or worse.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Review: Balanced for Business Travelers

 

Lenovo looks to balance power, portability, and build quality with its ThinkPad X260. If they get it right, then it should appeal to frequent business travelers. If not, there are plenty of other options on the market.

Great build quality, balanced with portability ; Decent keyboard ; Plenty of ports ; Good battery

Mediocre display ; Wish it had USB Type-C

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Review

 

In their quest to build ever-thinner laptops, manufacturers sometimes put battery life or keyboard quality on the back burner. Lenovo's 12.5-inch ThinkPad X260 isn't the slimmest system on the block, but this lightweight business workhorse provides a...

Epic battery life; Comfortable keyboard; Durable and lightweight design

Dull display (with base screen)

A great choice for business travelers, the ThinkPad X260 pairs a fantastic keyboard and lightweight body with over 17 hours of battery life.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (techaeris.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 review: Ultrabook with solid performance, insane battery life

 

If you're looking for a compact laptop with good power and incredible battery life, the Lenovo ThinkPad X260 deserves a look.

Solid construction, crazy good battery life, good performance for an ultrabook

Speakers and integrated graphics are disappointing, but this is definitely more of a work machine

If you're in the market for an ultrabook, the Lenovo ThinkPad X260 definitely deserves your attention. It may not be flashy, but it doesn't need to be. It's a solid performer with great battery life.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Review and Ratings

 

Some may find its 12.5-inch display too small. Everyone else will swoon over the definitive ultraportable's quality, performance, and available 23-hour battery life.

Mind-blowing battery life ; Admirable keyboard and screen ; Sturdy construction

No USB-C port ; A little chunky compared to newest ultrabooks

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (mobiletechreview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X260 is a 12.5" business Ultrabook with plenty of ports, Lenovo's Power Bridge Battery system and 6th generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs options. The 2.9 lb. laptop may not be the skinniest, but it offers creature comforts...

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1200 x 720 / 1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 0.92
Front camera signal format:720p

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: No
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes
Number of pointing stick buttons:1
Number of touchpad buttons:3

Networking

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

Other features

Number of WLAN antennas:2
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / I3-6100U / I5-6200U / I5-6300U / I7-6600U
Processor package size:42

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
SSD form factor:2.5"

Weight & Dimensions

Power adapter weight:6