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Lenovo ThinkPad X280 (12.5-inch, 2018) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X280 (12.5-inch, 2018) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the keyboard and energy efficiency are generally positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the screen. Many are less positive about the price and battery.

portability, design, performance, energy, keyboard

battery, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X280 (12.5-inch, 2018) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

Lenovo ThinkPad X280


In the X280, Lenovo gives the ThinkPad X200 series its biggest redesign in ages, serving up a winning take on the 12.5-inch ultraportable.

Sleek design with MIL-SPEC durability. Excellent screen and keyboard. Good variety of ports.

Loses its predecessors' hot-swappable battery. 12.5-inch display a tad small versus current 13.3-inchers.

Bottom Line: In the X280, Lenovo gives the ThinkPad X200 series its biggest redesign in ages, serving up a winning take on the 12.5-inch ultraportable.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review


Lenovo's ThinkPad X280 squeezes a gorgeous display and good keyboard into a compact package, but its battery life could be better.

Bright, colorful display; Solid performance; Good typing experience; Plenty of ports

Below-average battery life

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Brittany A. Roston (

Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Review


One of the best business ultraportable product lines on the market, Lenovo's ThinkPad X Series, was recently updated with a new model: the ThinkPad X280. First introduced during CES 2018, this new model brings the same aesthetic of the ThinkPad X...

Slimmer, lighter, and less boxy ; Thunderbolt 3 + Dock support ; Display is very bright with matte finish ; Rapid Charge and excellent standby battery life ; More secure fingerprint technology

Still no Ultra HD display option ; Removed Ethernet port ; Removed hot-swappable battery

May, 2018

Expert review by : Benjamin Herzig (

Lenovo ThinkPad X280 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review


Mini Carbon. With a fresh design and a clearly thinner case, Lenovo is trying to make its traditional 12-inch ThinkPad X Series more attractive. In this review we will be explaining why this approach works well, and what features we miss despite the...

high quality and lightweight case ; excellent ThinkPad I/O ; improved serviceability ; matte IPS Display with over 300 cd/m² ; the case remains relatively cool ; the fan is usually quiet ; Thunderbolt 3 onboard ; dual-channel RAM

non-removable battery ; RJ45 Ethernet missing ; microSD card reader hard to reach ; poor CPU performance management ; weak colour space average ; case large enough for a 13.3-inch display

The X280 is probably the most comprehensive redesign of the current generation of ThinkPads, a factor that excites us about this device. It is a conceptionally different laptop than the ThinkPad X270, which may well scare some of its fans. Overall, the...

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (

Lenovo ThinkPad X280 review: Thinner, lighter, and just as capable


Our Lenovo ThinkPad X280 review takes a look at the companies updated mobile business notebook which is thinner, lighter, and is powered by Intel 8th Generation Kaby Lake R quad-core processors.

Thin, light design ; Responsive, crisp touchscreen ; Fingerprint scanner ; Dedicated Snipping Tool button ; Programmable user-defined key ; USB Type-C power delivery ; Minimal Lenovo apps

Battery life could be better ; Doesn't fold over into tablet mode ; Windows 10 bloatware courtesy Microsoft

May, 2018

Price comparison for Lenovo ThinkPad X280 (12.5-inch, 2018) Series

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