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Hands-on Review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X220


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Here we review the new business laptop from Lenovo – the ThinkPad X220. One of the selling points of this laptop is the claim of around 15 hours of battery life. So we put that claim to the test!

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This is how Lenovo describes the X220:

When your need for speed and your need for mobility converge, look to the ThinkPad X220 laptop to rise to the occasion. The same full-powered 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors that fuel many 14″ and 15″ laptops are built right into the X220’s slim — it’s 2mm thinner than previous generations — frame. Energize graphics-intense programs with two-times-faster Intel HD Graphics, and instantly increase your startup and shutdown times with Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows® 7.

Who are Lenovo?

From their website:

Lenovo creates and builds exceptionally engineered personal technology, but we are much more than a tech company. We are defining a new way of doing things as a next generation global company. That means we are years ahead of the game in terms of understanding what it will take to win 5, 10 years from now.

Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, Lenovo builds on its dominant position in China to grow globally. The expansion from East to West – such as by introducing our newest products in China and then spreading across the globe – is a new way of viewing the world, one we believe will be the way of the future.

That focus on the future is based on a strong history of success that is driving results today. Long the leader in China, Lenovo is growing rapidly and winning market share in all parts of the world. This balanced growth is what has made Lenovo the fastest growing major PC company and enabled us to consistently grow faster than the market.

Achieving optimal balance in all that we do is Lenovo’s operating philosophy. This mind-set encompasses every aspect of Lenovo’s business, from balancing leadership with consensus-building, to valuing both short- and long-term thinking. As a result, we have created a balanced business model and strategy that take maximum advantage of profit and investment across both core and new businesses. The result is balanced performance and market share growth across all regions, customer segments, products and business models.

Our mission is to become one of the world’s great personal technology companies. We aspire to achieve this objective by leading in three key areas:

  • Personal Computers: Lead in PCs and be respected for our product innovation and quality.
  • Convergence: Lead the industry with an ecosystem of devices, services, applications and content for people to seamlessly connect to people and web content.
  • Culture: Become recognized as one of the best, most trusted and most well-respected companies to work for and do business with.


The specs vary on the X220, depending on what you order, but for this review, we had the following spec:

Lenovo ThinkPad X220, 4290

– 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

– 1 x USB 2.0

– 1 x USB 2.0 always on

– 1 x USB 3.0

– VGA Port

– Display Port

– HD Audio

– Energy Star 5.0

– 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

1 160 GB Solid State Drive No HW Encryption

1 4GB PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3 SODIMM SDRAM

1 ThinkPad Battery 29++ (9 Cell) for X220

1 Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 – 802.11 a/b/g/n

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Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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