Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Laptop Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Ultraportable Notebook Test

tested by techspot

Living up to its reputation, the reviewrer was generally pleased with this laptops overall build quality and performance. The recently reviewed IdeaPad U260 was a real work of art and excelled in nearly every category except for one — it missed Intel’s Sandy Bridge new processor which would have offered even better all-around CPU and GPU performance.

This notebook came equipped with a dual-core Core i5-2520M clocked at 2.5GHz (four thread capable with Hyper-Threading). This processor packs Intel’s new HD 3000 graphics core and has max TDP of only 35W. Other specs include 4GB of PC3-10700 DDR3, a Hitachi 320GB 7200RPM hard drive, Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 wireless, Bluetooth, a 6-cell Li-ion battery and as mentioned before a 12.5″ IPS display.

The reviewer conducted a few different battery tests using the regular 6-cell battery and the 6-cell + 6-cell “slice” companion installed. Our video playback test consists of looping a 720p rip of one of my favorite movies (Inception) in Windows Media Player at full screen with max screen brightness and Wi-Fi disabled. This resulted in 5 hours and 28 minutes of usage with the single battery and about 11 hours when both batteries were installed.

Overall, the system is classic ThinkPad which looks and feels very sturdy. The one glaring flaw is the button-less touchpad, but if you can overlook that or accommodate using the TrackPoint buttons located above the touchpad, I can’t see how you can go wrong with the X220 if a powerful ultraportable is what you’re after.


~ by benchmarkstest on March 16, 2011.

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