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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 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and durability. The screen and battery also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and price get critical views.

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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 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Benjamin Herzig (notebookcheck.net)

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 (pcmag.com)

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 (laptopmag.com)

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

Expert review by: Pete Hernandez (techaeris.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 review: A compact, powerful business laptop

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X270 laptop is just what you would expect from a business oriented laptop, lightweight and powerful. Read the full review!

Great Display ; Battery Life ; Finger Print Scanner ; Perfect for business users

Speakers ; Camera

The Lenovo ThinkPad X270 is billed as a business laptop, but of course, can be utilized in the home as well. The CPU on our unit is more than powerful enough for anything you throw at it, just don’t ask the GPU to do any serious gaming. The screen is...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

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 (reviewed.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X270 Laptop Review

 

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

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: (mobiletechreview.com)

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

Audio

Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:23 / 23.2
Battery capacity (Watt hours):23 / 23.2
Battery life (max):13.04 / 21
Number of battery cells:3 / 3+3

Camera

Color sensor:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Glass-reinforced plastic (GRP)
Intel segment tagging:Home office, Small Business
Product type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):700:1
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:12.5
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter power:45 / 65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:1000
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter memory:300
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:Swiss / US English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Number of pointing stick buttons:1
Number of touchpad buttons:3
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2133 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 16 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No / Yes
4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Near Field Communication (NFC): No
SIM card support: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:No / Yes

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

L2 cache:512
LAN controller:Intel I219-V

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Stylus pen: No

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: No
Electronic compass: No
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
Gyroscope: No
Proximity sensor: No

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4b
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
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:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:Opi
Chipset:Intel SoC
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
L3 cache:4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1 / 1x2,1x4,2x2,2x1,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-7200U / i5-7300U / i7-7500U / i7-7600U
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 3.9
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.50 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 2.70 / 2.8
Processor lithography:14
Processor model:i5-7200U / i5-7300U / i7-7500U / i7-7600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-7600 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1356
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus data transfer rate:4
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451 / 97466 / 97472
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR33Z / SR340
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / Windows 10 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC / SDXC
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:NVMe 3.0
Solid-state drive interfaces:NVMe 3.0
SSD form factor:2.5"
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.19 / 8.21 / 8.23
Height:0.799 / 0.906
Weight:2.87 / 3 / 3.09
Width:12