ReviewsHands-on Review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X220

Hands-on Review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X220


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HD Tune Pro:

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Battery Testing with PowerMark:

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During the testing, the battery remaining figures showed a very healthy set of figures.

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Overall, the battery tested showed that under load, the battery got 9 hours and 5 minutes, which is very good. And you should be able to squeeze more out of it as well!

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Final Thoughts

The first thing to point out as that this laptop is aimed at business users rather than home users, although that’s not to say you wouldn’t buy it for use at home, I just see it being used more at work!

The second this is that if you have ever seen a ThinkPad before, then this looks pretty much the same. They have had that certain look ever since IBM first released them, and it is what you would expect from a ThinkPad.

One of the reasons I wanted to try out the X220 was the battery life claims from Lenovo. You often see claims of long battery life, but then you only get close to that if you pretty much turn everything off, have the screen so dim it’s unreadable and so on.

I was pleasantly surprised by the X220. Whilst I couldn’t get the claimed number of hours out of the battery, I did manage to get a lot out of it, and that was without really tweaking the power settings, so I am certain I could get some more!

And even with the extended battery I still found the X220 to be fairly light weight and easy to carry around.

The review unit we had didn’t have the built-in webcam, but you can specify that if you want one.

The X220 felt very solid and I wouldn’t have any problems taking it around in my bag full of other stuff and worry that it would get dented!

The performance of the X220 was also excellent – it handled everything I through at it – and you can see a lot of the performance testing scores above.

If you are looking for a good performance business laptop with fantastic battery life, then you really should take a long hard look at the X220. It may not look as sexy as some of the other laptops on the market, but it certainly packs a punch.

Price wise, the model we had for review works out at around £1,657.20, but the spec we had included a 160GB Solid State Drive and a Core i7 processor, so you can really change the spec around to suit both your needs and your budget.


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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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