Lenovo ThinkPad X240 Review
Globalization and seamless computing ensures data is transferred within seconds with just few clicks. Even as top management of various companies stay connected through cloud computing and social networks, threat on data security looms in the business world. With Lenovo ThinkPad X240 20AL008JUS mobile computing device, you may be in luck and save yourself from losing useful data. Owners of this ultrathin laptop will be able to seamlessly conduct computing jobs even then they are traveling from one country to another. Nevertheless, this attractive gizmo comes with a cost. Find out if its meets your budget.
The gadget has a robust and majestic body, which is thin and handy. The 20mm thick device weighs less than 1.3kg. The durable body has an attractive black hue. The angular edges and glass-fiber with magnesium-alloy body gives it a majestic look. The entire gadget is therefore, lightweight, slim-n-trim.
The Mil-spec tested gizmo can withstand erratic weather conditions, humidity, and heat. It is capable of absorbing vibrations and road jerks. No wonder, this Lenovo ThinkPad X240 model can be called as an ultrabook – a mini PC, which is similar to a laptop but extremely thin, portable and slim.
The 13-inch LED display is basically a touchscreen. There is user-friendly, ergonomically designed keyword and a touchpad near it. The touchpad is aided with a 5-point click integration facility that can be easily programmed for multiple uses. The LED-indicators, backlit facility, function-lock options, and more allow the ThinkPad to work efficiently as a portable computer. Even without any room light, the user can work on it.
The X240 is powered by 4th generation Intel Core i5 processor that provides a CPU performance speed of 2.90 GHz. Aided with an equally robust memory of 4GB DDR3 RAM, the computer can work multiple tasks effortlessly at a speed of 1600 MHz. The storage capacity is also remarkable at 500 GB, which offers 7200 rpm spin speed. The laptop measuring (8.19 x 12.03 x 0.80) inches has a resilient Serial ATA-300 hard disk interface and 3MB cache option. An additional memory option up to 8GB DIMM can be attached. The processing speed can also be increased to 3GHz.
The executives can work with files, surf the net, enjoy a chat session wirelessly, and view a presentation – all at the same time without the minicomputer losing its speed. There is a graphics accelerator card of Intel HD Graphics 4400 that allows the users to view heavy graphics files, HD videos, and images.
The multi-touch display is made of IPS technology and can immediately react on various touch commands, such as a pinch, touch, tap, or shove. Naturally, the cost of the laptop is bit high because of these facilities.
There is an audio-enabled Mini DisplayPort, a VGA port, a 3.5mm headphone and microphone combo jack, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB 2.0, 4-in-1 SD card reader that can work as an SD, SDHC, SDXC, or MMC connector, an 34mm Express card and a Smart card reader facility.
The updated Intel processor helps to make the laptop perform fast. The computing technologies used in this gizmo ensure that the product does more jobs seamlessly but takes up less power. Naturally, the battery life is as per expected industry standard – more than 8 hours runtime. The lithium-ion battery has an internal battery and an external (changeable) battery which increases the battery life to 10 hours in total through the power-bridge technology.
The X240 model is equipped with Near Field Communication (NFC) that allows users to connect to various devices by just few simple taps. It supports nearly 180-degree viewing angles (so, many users can see the screen vividly). The capacitive touchpad offers a superb screen resolution of (1366×768) pixels. The videos through the webcam offer HD images. It is sensitive to low lights and compatible with face-tracking technology.
The Intel’s vPro knowhow allows the user to secure and manage data conveniently and at a low cost (at the enterprise-level). The USB ports ensure fast data transfer as well. The laptop from Lenovo is just right for conducting video conferencing, and other tasks – simultaneously.
Help and Customer Support
Lenovo has a friendly customer support facility – one can access it through the Lenovo website. The support desk prompts users to pick up tips and tricks to manage their laptop in the most efficient manner.
At a price of $1,010.25, you are getting an equally chic, beautiful looking, sturdy, and high performing laptop. Although, there are laptops which may offer near-similar performance, the gizmo is nevertheless bulky.
So, if you are ready to increase your budget, here is a computing device that will surely make you happy.