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Lenovo ThinkPad X270

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X270. 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 size and usability. The reliability and screen get critical views. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

portability, usability, size

screen, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad X270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 (Core i5, Full HD) Laptop Review


A fiery temper within a compact design. If the largest PC manufacturer had it their way, the Lenovo X270 would become the ultimate mobile companion. In our detailed review, you will find out why there might be better alternatives after all, and why...

comfortable ThinkPad input devices ; compact and nice to handle ; flexible battery usage thanks to PowerBridge ; high number of ports for a compact laptop

some weaknesses in manufacturing ; device heats up under load ; cooling fan runs too frequently ; darker display than that of predecessor ; low color space coverage ; difficult maintenance ; disappointing battery life

This is the fourth time Lenovo has reused the same case. As always with ThinkPads, the great input devices, as well as the PowerBridge feature – which basically has not real competitors - are definite pros. Considering its size, the X270 has a lot of...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (

Lenovo ThinkPad X270


The X270 is a compact, though chunky, take on the ThinkPad with a deceptive amount of power. Add to that a full port loadout and a swappable battery, and this Lenovo laptop will work through the day and into the night.

Insane 24-hour battery life with hot swap system. Powerful processor and 16GB of RAM. Plenty of ports and useful extras. Multiple security features.

Expensive as configured. Bulky for an ultraportable.

When fully outfitted like our test unit, the X270 is a reliable workhorse for business use, small enough to take with you and packed with enough security features to give you peace of mind. It's expensive as configured, though, and a bit too bulky to...

May, 2017

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

Lenovo ThinkPad X270


One of Lenovo's most portable business laptops, the ThinkPad X270 combines strong performance, a fantastic keyboard and over 13 hours of endurance (with its high-capacity battery) in a lightweight package. Starting at $999 ($2,514 as configured), this...

Responsive keyboard; Colorful screen; Long battery life with six-cell battery

Below-average endurance with three-cell battery

The ThinkPad X270 is a no-compromise productivity laptop that offers long battery life, a great typing experience and plenty of ports, all in a very lap-friendly package.

May, 2017

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Lenovo ThinkPad X270 review: A compact, powerful business laptop


You want a small, powerful laptop. The Lenovo ThinkPad X270 could be what you are looking for.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Review and Ratings


The latest incarnation of Lenovo's venerable X200 ultraportable series is a sturdy, three-pound productivity partner that's pricey, but the machine to beat in the 12.5-inch segment.

Legendary build quality ; Long-lived, swappable batteries ; Grade A display and keyboard

Expensive ; Three pounds instead of two ; USB-C but no Thunderbolt 3 port

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...

May, 2017

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Expert review by: Ashley Barry (

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Laptop Review


No outlet in sight? This laptop can run without ever plugging it in

Jan, 2017

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Lenovo ThinkPad X270


The 2017 refresh of the 12.5" X Series ThinkPad sports Intel 7th generation Kaby Lake CPUs and a USB-C port along with an impressive selection of ports and long battery life. The X270 has Lenovo's Bridge Battery system, with an internal battery and...

Product Specifications


Colour sensor: No
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p


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


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter memory:300
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4


Keyboard backlit: Yes
Number of pointing stick buttons:1
Number of touchpad buttons:3


4G:No / Yes
4G standard:LTE

Other features

Number of WLAN antennas:2
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265

Ports & interfaces

Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
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
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451
Processor package size:42 x 24


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes


SSD form factor:2.5"