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Lenovo Thinkpad X230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 195 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X230. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the durability and portability. The keyboard and screen also get good views. There are some critical opinions about the sound and touchpad.

performance, screen, keyboard, portability, durability

touchpad, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad X230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad X230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X230 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad X230


alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X230 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the performance and portability. The usability and durability also get good reviews, but there are some less positive views about the image quality and energy efficiency. Opinions are divided on the size.

reliability, durability, usability, portability, performance

energy, image quality

76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

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Lenovo ThinkPad X230 review


Lenovo's latest business ultraportable offers fast performance, long battery life and a bright display, but its overhauled keyboard might be a dealbreaker for ThinkPad fans set in their ways.

Long battery lifeSolid performanceBright IPS display Sturdy, tactile keys

Overhauled keyboard might not appeal to long-standing ThinkPad fans

Depending on who you ask -- a ThinkPad diehard or a notebook agnostic -- the X230 either has little wrong with it, or it has one inexcusable flaw. Starting with the good, it's fast, thanks to its spanking-new Ivy Bridge processor. It's thinner than its...

May, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

Lenovo ThinkPad X230t


Sometimes, you just need to be able to pick up your laptop and keep working as you go. Be it an office, a retail store, or a factory floor, a lot of people do some (or all) of their work on their feet, and Lenovo has done a great deal to make sure that...

Intel Core i5-3320M processor. All-day battery life. Excellent physical keyboard, swiveling touch screen, and stylus

Thick and heavy

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230t plucks the best features from business ultraportables and adds multitouch and quality convertible tablet design.

Nov, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

Lenovo ThinkPad X230


The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 picks up right where the previous model left off, with category-leading performance and portability.

Beefed-up processor. Excellent keyboard, dual pointing devices. Backlit keyboard and overhead light. Durable magnesium construction.

Small screen. Shorter battery life than competitors.

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Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review: Pricey, New, Tried and True


Fans of the classic ThinkPad won't be disappointed with the X230. It's the X series ultraportable laptop you love with the same rugged styling and construction, eraserhead cursor control, and comfortable keyboard--with a few innovations. The X230 will...

Great keyboard ; Solid contruction

Software overload ; Middle-of-the-pack performer

This is an updatede version of the ThinkPad that IT types and business users love. Still, modernists may wish for a more svelte look.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Null (

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X230


Lenovo's re-vamped X-series ThinkPad is a thin and light laptop with an Ivy Bridge processor. But performance is underwhelming, and then there's the keyboard.

Configuration covers all the bases, particularly for business users clinging to legacy peripherals. Street cred in the boardroom

Suddenly thick and heavy in an ultrabook world. Disappointing battery life vs. its predecessor. Acceptable but uninspiring performance. Keyboard switcharoo will cause pitchforks to be brandished

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 review


The last few months have seen a deluge of ultrabooks, with companies tripping over one another to offer sleek profiles with tapered teardrop designs and roughly the same specifications. And now...

Long battery life ; Bright display offers wide viewing angles ; Comfortable keyboard

Disappointing 1366x768 resolution ; Speakers are a bit lackluster ; Small trackpad offers poor gesture support

There’s a sense of gravitas built into these staid black boxes

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Scott Stein (

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 review: next-gen Intel processors, last-gen design


Lenovo's ultraportable business laptop has Intel's latest Ivy Bridge CPU and a brand-new keyboard, but can that overcome its old-school looks?

The ; fits a full-power third-gen Intel Core i5 processor in a 12.5-inch 3-pounder, and has great battery life and an improved keyboard.

A bulky, throwback design, tiny touch pad, and a high price tag throw off the equation.

There may not be a better full-fledged business ultraportable than the ThinkPad X230, but more efficient, less expensive, and thinner ultrabooks are the real future of this category.

May, 2012

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

Buyer's Guide: Top Notebooks of March 2013


The ultimate superlatives. Innumerable devices found their way to Notebookcheck's tests again in March. We would like to supply an overview of premium devices with this article and facilitate any potential buying intentions. ... read 05/11/2013...

There were no new desktop replacement/gaming devices in for review. Many of the Top Ten ranked laptops have been in their customary place for several months. That suspiciously sounds like innovation doldrums and can ultimately be explained with the...

May, 2013

Expert review by : Till Schönborn (

Review Lenovo ThinkPad X230t (N2C2AGE) Convertible


All-rounder for professionals. Flexibility - this feature is very

Long battery runtimes; High application performance; High-quality case; Excellent keyboard; Extensive port configuration; Low noise levels

Very small touchpad; Protruding battery; Digitizer accuracy could be better; Display is slightly bouncing

Comparable business convertibles are the Fujitsu Lifebook T902 and Stylistic Q702, HP EliteBook 2760p or Dell Latitude XT3.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by : Tobias Winkler (

Review Lenovo ThinkPad X230i Notebook


Mobile office. The Lenovo ThinkPad X230i presents a cheap entry i

Very low noise emissions; Good possible upgrades (in comparison to the rest of the class); USB 3.0 included; Very good keyboard; Keyboard backlight; Good battery life; Bright display with a matte surface

Case is weak in certain spots; Display has weak contrast and low viewing angle stability; Somewhat poor port positioning

First would be the ThinkPad X230 with IPS display. However, even the Dell Latitude E6330 and HP ProBook 6360b are worth a look. If you can live without typical business qualities, then you might favor the Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A or the Samsung 900X3C.

Feb, 2013