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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (129127U) 13.3" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50GHz - 4G DDR3 160G SSD (Windows 7 Professional) - Black

by Lenovo
9 customer reviews

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  • Intel Core i5 Processor 2.5GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 160GB Hard Drive
  • 13.3-Inch Screen
  • Windows 7 Professional, 5.2 hours Battery Life
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Product Description


Product Information

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Screen Size13.3 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor2.5 GHz Intel Core i5
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive160 GB SSD
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media AcceleratorHD 3000
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Average Battery Life (in hours) 5.2 hours
Brand NameLenovo
Item model number129127U
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7;
Item Weight3.7 pounds
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Additional Information
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Shipping Weight6.5 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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Date First AvailableMay 29, 2011
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Customer Reviews

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43 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Søren H. on November 12, 2011
I purchased my i5, 4GB, 160GB SSD model directly from Lenovo.

The listing here indicates the X1 has a 160GB hard drive, which, technically, is incorrect. The X1's come with a 320GB spinning hard drive or 120 or 160GB solid state drives. Let me say this as emphatically as I can without using all caps and exclamation points: Do not buy a laptop with a spinning hard drive unless you absolutely positively have to have 300GB (or more) of data on your drive at all times. If you think you need this much storage then also purchase a 40 or 80GB mSATA internal drive and use that for system/program files. Apple was able to run an old processor in its macbook air's for years because the speed of the drive, being solid state, was so incredibly fast it more than made up for the slow processor.

The X1 with the SSD is a speedy machine. Reviews compare it to the macbook air but the specs of the X1 (double the RAM, full power i5 chip, upgradeable mSATA and main drive) make it more of a competitor for the 13" macbook pro. The mac (13" pro) has a better screen and battery life; the lenovo is lighter without the slice battery, with it the weight and battery life are about the same for both machines. The X1 and the 13" pro are running the same integrated graphics although the X1 has a marginally faster processor.

The Gorilla glass screen (made FOR Gorilla's, not BY them) is supposed to be impervious to the pointed end of a house key but what that means for regular hominids is not having to look at a screen covered with marks from rubbing against a dirty keyboard. It also means the screen is very easy to clean with anything you've got laying around.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on November 19, 2011
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There's been a lot written about what this laptop is not: (1) it's not as light as a MacBook Air (2) its battery life is not as good as others (3) its screen should be bigger or have higher resolution.

Those are all legitimate complaints but there are always tradeoffs in any design.

What I love about this machine is that (1) it feels solid, has capacity to drive two external monitors (from any of three different ports at back), has all the ports I need, including Ethernet and SD card (2) its battery charges incredibly quickly (3) it has a gorilla glass screen, which I'd sacrifice lighter weight for any day.

The keyboard is typical Thinkpad wonderful, even though it's not the classic keyboard type of Lenovos of old. Yes, I'd have preferred the higher resolution screen of my old X201s or the 13" Air but I haven't missed it. I'd prefer the matte, rubberized finish of the exterior to slick aluminum. All in all, a beautiful machine. And it has the classic red nubby mouse pointer which I can't do without.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By slavekm on August 8, 2011
This machine came with 160GB solid state drive (SSD) and it is unbelievably FAST not only for such a thin and light laptop but for any standards! I have been using several Thin-and-Light class laptops in my past but whenever possible I would always prefer a desktop computer where I could work comfortably without waiting for the laptop to load or calculate something. Working on T&L laptops was always a necessity and never a preference until this came along. This one boots into Windows 7 64-bit in 10 seconds flat, whoooaaaa, how about that baby! Everything is instantaneous and silky smooth. I couldn't be happier. The only drawback I could think of is a bunch of preloaded garbage software, but that became a common practice among all PC manufacturers these days. Simple uninstall from Control Panel fixed that for me. OK, the price could be lower too, but as always... you get what you pay for!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nathan Wright on February 1, 2012
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I had just bought an Apple Airbook for my fiance (same screen size, 13" or so) and was a bit envious of how light, sleek and fast it was. But the fact was, I needed a Windows box. After a fair bit of due diligence on the internet, I found some really solid reviews for this machine -- all of which were busy trying to compare it to the same Apple computer that started me off on a search.

Well, all comparisons aside, this is a rock solid laptop. Very light and compact, but not so much that you forget you are carrying it. And it is wonderfully fast to boot up and to charge the battery (as well as run really fast just doing its job). The battery lasts 2-3 hours for me and I am mostly surfing the web, email and skype-ing. I do wish it would last 4-5 hours as they claim, but then again I modified my power savings settings so that it wouldn't fall asleep after "3 seconds" (I'm exaggerating a bit... but only a bit).

Seriously, another wonderful product from Lenovo. And just to end, I do a lot of photography so color and screen are very important to me. This is another area where Lenovo excels but doesn't often get much credit. And did I mention the keyboard??? :-)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sgsm1116 on February 29, 2012
I'm in medical software sales and get frequent hardware updates to try out as physicians are always searching for best input device for their software app whether it be touch screen enabled tablet pc, an iPad, a laptop with Windows OS, a Mac OS, etc. In our vertical market reality is that the keyboard is a fallback for 80% or more of their input. Will make this entry short but if you are in market for a laptop device with keyboard heavy usage this X1 device is by and far the best rated machine to date. It's hard to communicate how good it is as Lenovo doesn't have a storefront like Apple to allow consumers to experience it. If you spend countless hours typing documents and emails this is worth a look - and don't be swayed by all of the commentary on battery life as it easily lasts 4-5 hours without a charge. The recharge rates on this model are as advertised find an outlet and you will be back in action within 30 minutes near full charge if you need it. This is only review entry I have made on Amazon to date but wanted to post experience, hope it helps.
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