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Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Review

Rating: 8.0.

The IBM Thinkpad is an iconic machine well known for the ‘boxy' design, class leading keyboards and chassis rigidity to deal with the toughest of working environments. Lenovo took over the IBM personal computer division in 2005 and have released a wide range of impressive systems since then. We reviewed the X1 in September last year and I was so impressed with the review sample that I actually purchased one for work duties, on the move. Today we are looking at the 12.5 inch ThinkPad X220 with IPS display.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is a superslim 12.5 inch business notebook which supports the latest Intel Sandybridge processors and ships with a high quality IPS display. This machine is said to offer remarkable battery life … up to 23 hours according to Lenovo literature. It only weighs 1.36 kg so will be easy enough to carry around in a briefcase with other materials.

The X220 is normally priced at £973.20 in the default configuration, but Lenovo are offering a deal right now for £746.99 inc vat which features a Core i3 2350 processor and 2GB of memory. We received a much higher specification model with Core i7, 4GB of memory and Solid State Drive.

Lenovo ThinkPad X220, 4290 – Kitguru Review Sample:

  • 12.5″ HD Premium LED B/L (1366×768) AntiGlare w/o Camera
  • i7-2620M 2.70GHz Processor w/ HD3000
  • Intel QM67
  • Intel AMT
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • No Modem
  • Bluetooth
  • Ultranav (Touchpad and Trackpoint) w/ FPR
  • Express Card Slot
  • 4-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • 3 Year Carry-In
  • Power Supply 65W
  • Win7 Pro 64 Sticker
  • 160 GB Solid State Drive No HW Encryption
  • 4GB PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 SODIMM SDRAM
  • ThinkPad Battery 29++ (9 Cell) for X220
  • Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 – 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • WLAN activate
  • Keyboard – UK-English

The price of this higher specification X220 is £1,514.05 inc vat.

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