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Lenovo ThinkPad X1

from  $1749.95+
81
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Pros
  • Thin, durable design with a superb keyboardFast-charging batteryGood speakers
Cons
  • Short battery lifeReflective displayLimited CPU selection
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Scores

Engadget

81
 

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User Reviews

90
James Kendrick
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
100
bkraines
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
Danny Lee
I'm going to start off by saying that I love this Thinkpad X1. The X1 provides...read more
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
13.322
Screen resolution
1366 x 768
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
2.519
System RAM
41
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (2520M)
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
Yes (GSM-based)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
SLI
No
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333) (204-pin SODIMM)

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (3.0 GBps) (Yes)
RAID support
No

System

Chipset
Intel (QM67)

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
Yes (PCI Express Mini)

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
Yes
Fingerprint reader
Yes
Integrated webcam
Yes
Security lock slot
Yes
Screen size
13.3 inches
Screen resolution
1366 x 768
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
Brightness
350 cd/m²
Contrast ratio
300:1
Refresh rate
60 Hz
2 slots (total)
1 slots (occupied)
8 GB (system)
4 GB (per module)
2.5 inches
1 bays (total)
1 bays (occupied)
320 GB (total)
Platter

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer
Battery access
Removable

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3.0 (1 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (Sd, Mmc)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No
Model
Hybrid

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Screen size
13.322
Screen resolution
1366 x 768
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
2.519
System RAM
41
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi
Maximum battery life
Up to 1020

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Other

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (2520M)
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
Yes (GSM-based)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
SLI
No
Video outputs
Displayport, Hdmi (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333) (204-pin SODIMM)

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (3.0 GBps) (Yes)
RAID support
No

System

Chipset
Intel (QM67)

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
Yes (PCI Express Mini)

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
Yes
Fingerprint reader
Yes
Integrated webcam
Yes
Security lock slot
Yes
Screen size
13.3 inches
Screen resolution
1366 x 768
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No
Brightness
350 cd/m²
Contrast ratio
300:1
Refresh rate
60 Hz
2 slots (total)
1 slots (occupied)
8 GB (system)
4 GB (per module)
2.5 inches
1 bays (total)
1 bays (occupied)
320 GB (total)
Platter

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 10 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer
Battery access
Removable

Input

Keyboard
Yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3.0 (1 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
Yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (Sd, Mmc)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No