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Thinkpad X220 Laptop Lenovo 4299GC3 (i7-2640M 2.8GHz, IPS, 12.5" Premium HD LED backlit Display, 4Gb DDR3, FingerReader, 320Gb 5400rpm, , windows 7 Pro 64)

by Lenovo
3.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews
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  • Intel Core i7-2640M Processor (2.7GHz, 4MB L3, 1333MHz FSB)
  • 12.5" Premium HD (1366x768) LED Backlit Display
  • 4 GB DDR3 - 1333MHz
  • 320GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
  • Windows 7 Professional (64-bit)
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Product Description

Lenovo's X-series laptops have always been high-end ultraportable machines for business travelers who need to work on the go with a minimum amount of compromise. The X220 continues this tradition and adds a few new twists at the same time. The biggest design change is a move to a 12.5-inch display--a very unusual size. This allows the chassis to be a tiny bit wider, which in turn leads to a more spacious keyboard, and one that feels very different from that of just about any other laptop on the market.

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Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Screen Size 12.5 inches
Screen Resolution 1366_x_768
Max Screen Resolution 1366x768
Processor 2.7 GHz Core i7 2620M
RAM 4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive 320 GB
Graphics Coprocessor Intel HD Graphics 3000
Wireless Type 802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand Name Lenovo
Series ThinkPad
Item model number 4286CTO
Hardware Platform PC
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Item Weight 2.9 pounds
Product Dimensions 12 x 9.1 x 1.2 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 12 x 9.1 x 1.25 inches
Color black
Processor Brand Intel
Processor Count 2
Computer Memory Type DDR3 SDRAM

Additional Information

ASIN B005AJYZE8
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 25 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #24,714 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
#5,295 in Computers & Accessories > Laptops
Shipping Weight 6 pounds
Date First Available July 5, 2011

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

I purchased the X220 from the Lenovo website in May 2011 when it first became available. There were some 20% - 30% deals back then but I think the price is always hovering around $1000 no matter what website you buy it from.

The model I got is very close to the model on this page - i7 processor, IPS display, bluetooth, 4GB DDR3 RAM and slightly smaller hard drive. I'm not sure if it's mentioned here, but I also upgraded the wifi card from the basic Lenovo one to one of the Intel cards.

My previous laptop was the 5 year old IBM x41, so maybe this review is a little biased for Lenovo Thinkpads. I enjoyed using the x41, but it was becoming too slow loading up web pages, the hard drive was too small (30GB) and it ran out of batteries too fast. I was actually looking to upgrade in 2009 but I didn't find a laptop meeting my requirements. I knew I wanted a dual-core processor and SSD drive. Eventually the list grew to USB 3.0 and DDR3. When Intel announced the next gen of dual-core processor (i3, etc.) and I saw what everyone was saying about it, I decided to wait for that to come out.

It was well worth the wait. I use the x220 as my primary computer. I don't need a desktop. It might be nice once in a while to have a larger display to watch movies or pictures, but that's a nice to have. I mainly surf the web, email, download stuff, pay bills, etc. - probably your average computer user. So for your average computer user, this laptop is perfect. $1000 might be a lot for a laptop nowadays, so maybe what I mean is that this laptop is perfect for your average power computer user.

Here's what I like:

- Lightweight - didn't weigh it but shouldn't be heavier than 3.
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I have used the x220 for nearly six months now. We all know that the Thinkpad series are great business computers. They have a classic design, solid construction, decent support, and reliable performance. However, I believe that the x220 is equally appealing to consumers looking for a machine capable of handling the most intensive creative tasks, like video editing, photoshopping, etc.

PERFORMANCE:

Some programs I use on the x220 include Reason 5.0 for producing music, Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and Illustrator has enough processing power to run many of these programs simultaneously. With the latest Sandy Bridge mobile processors, the x220 runs extremely fast, efficient, and quiet. Although the x220 isn't designed to be a gaming computer, I can play Starcraft 2 on lowest settings at a stable 40+ fps framerate on 1v1. Team Fortress 2 also runs perfectly smooth on lowest settings. This may seem weak, but for gamers who ar less about maxing out settings and more about framerate, the x220 does surprisingly well. There is also an expresscard slot for gamers who want to use an external graphics card configuration via a "ViDock". Finally, I don't know of a laptop with better battery performance than the x220. And replacing the battery is a breeze, unlike the macbook pro.

DESIGN:
From a design standpoint, the x220 hasn't changed much from its predecessors. One notable change is the widened aspect ratio. While some may disagree, I think this is a great change, and makes watching movies more enjoyable. I also like how the screen can fold down completely flat. The hinge doesn't seem flimsy at all. In fact, the screen folds down *MORE* than completely flat. If you want to show a friend something on your screen like an ipad, you can easily do it with the x220.
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I am happy to write about my experience with this Lenovo Thinkpad X220 laptop. I purchased this from Amazon about three weeks ago and I absolutely love it. I was debating between this and the 13" Macbook Air with it's aluminum body carvd from one solid piece. The specs are similar but in the end the Lenovo won out because it is user customizable, while the Apple is a closed system (you get what you buy, you can't add memory, replace hard drive, nothing). And I have no regrets. I really live this version of the system, with the faster processor (Intel i7-2nd generation quad-core running 2.8 GHz). I like the Bluetooth which is the latest spec, the USB 3 always-charging port (plus 2 USB 2.x ports), the 7200 RPM hard drive (most laptop HDs are 5400 rpm), the 9-call battery (most are 6 cell), 4GB high-speed DDR3 RAM (the best), and a lot of really great additional features, including a most wonderful keyboard (you really can't do better for a laptop keyboard, and since this is the part you interact with, it makes a big difference IMHO), a little LED keyboard light built into the top of the screen, the best pointing device short of a mouse (the red track point "eraser"), solid long-living hinges, high quality design and construction, and a host of small but delightful touches. These include a little light built into the CapsLk key to show it's status (in addition to a screen icon which displays when you change the setting), directional arrows right where you expect them, large Esc and Delete keys, and this great little fingerprint reader which is very, very convenient.Read more ›
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