Lenovo ThinkPad X230

The ThinkPad X230 by Lenovo is an ultraportable notebook with a 12.5-inch IPS display, built-in LTE connectivity, and Intel's Ivy Bridge family of processors. It features Dolby Advanced Audio, two USB 3.0 ports, a built-in webcam with face tracking, and an optional backlit keyboard.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Jun. 5, 2012
  • Price at launch: $1,179.00

What You Need To Know

  • Quoted with a 24-hour battery life with its optional 9-cell battery

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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