Lenovo ThinkPad X230

Verge 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 there’s Lenovo, breaking the mold by sticking to what it knows best: black boxes built for work. The ThinkPad X230 is one of the latest ultraportables to join the Lenovo fold, sporting Intel’s recently announced dual-core Ivy Bridge processor, and (arguably more importantly) Lenovo’s new Precision...

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Basic Specs

Laptop type Ultraportable
Thickness 0.75 inches
Weight 2.96 pounds
Operating system Windows 7
Screen size (diagonal) 12.5 inches
CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000
The Verge Battery Test 7 hours and 10 minutes

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Laptop type Ultraportable
Width 12.01 inches
Depth 8.13 inches
Thickness 0.75 inches
Weight 2.96 pounds
Color Black

Software

Operating system Windows 7

Display (base)

Screen size (diagonal) 12.5 inches
Technology IPS LCD
Backlight LED
Resolution (X) 1366 px
Resolution (Y) 768 px

Keyboard

Type Chiclet
Backlit Optional
Number pad No

Mouse

Type(s) Trackpad, Pointing stick

Processor (base)

CPU brand Intel
CPU family Sandy Bridge
Model Core i3-2370M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 2.4 GHz

Processor (max)

Brand Intel
Family Ivy Bridge
Model Core i7-3520M
Cores 2
Clockspeed 2.6 GHz
Turbo clockspeed 3.3 GHz

GPU (base)

Graphics type Integrated
Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 3000

GPU (max)

Integrated GPU brand Intel
Integrated GPU model HD Graphics 4000

Memory

Base RAM size 4 GB
Max. config RAM size 16 GB
RAM type DDR3
Base RAM speed 1600 MHz
RAM slots 2

Storage

Options HDD (5400RPM), HDD (7200RPM), Flash Memory (SSD)
Base drive type HDD (7200RPM)
Base drive capacity 320 GB
Max. config HDD 500 GB
Max. config SSD 180 GB
Card reader Yes
Card reader support SD, MMC

Audio

Audio brand Dolby Advanced Audio v2

Webcam

Video resolution 720p

Sensors

Biometric scanner Optional

Port options

USB 2
USB 3.0 2
Ethernet 1
VGA 1
Mini DisplayPort 1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi options 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Bluetooth Optional
Bluetooth version 4.0
Other carrier options Gobi 3000
3G Yes
4G Yes

Battery

Size 63 Wh
Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Removable Yes

Benchmarks

The Verge Battery Test 7 hours and 10 minutes

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