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Lenovo ThinkPad X240 12.5" Laptop Intel i5-4300U Processor 4GB RAM 500GB HDD Webcam Windows 10 Professional

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 12.5
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[£208.29 ex VAT]
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item # 424101AAW1
Condition: Refurbished / Grade A1
Warranty: 3 Months warranty
  • What It Does
  • Specifications
  • Our Specialist View

Lenovo ThinkPad X240 laptop computers are a good balance of portability, usability and expandability. We really like that it’s light and can easily be carried around. It’s also supported by a solid spec and with some tech improvements from the X230.
Key Features
  • 12.5" Backlit HD Display
  • Intel Core i5-4300U 1.90GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500GB SATAIII Hard Drive
  • HD Webcam
  • WiFi & Bluetooth
  • Windows 10 Professional 64Bit
Manufacturer Description
The 12.5" ThinkPad X240 Ultrabook is thin, light, built to last, and ready for business. 
Ultra thin and Ultra light
The ThinkPad X240 is one of the thinnest and lightest avaliable.
Weighing in at less than 1.36 kg and measuring 2.03 cm at its thickest point, the X240 is ultraportable, without sacrificing anything in terms of ports, connectivity, or durability.
Award-Winning Keyboard Further Enhanced for Windows
Full-sized and spill-resistant, the legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint pointing device.
Optimised for Windows with convenient multimedia buttons, LED status indicators, Function-lock capability, and immediate access to view apps.
Plus, a larger, smooth TrackPad with 5-point click integration, indicated by subtle bumps and stripes, can be configured multiple ways through Settings.
HD Display
High def LCD displays with high brightness that allows for vivid colours. 
Ultradurable Construction & MIL-SPEC Tested
Innovative roll-cage technology adds extra strength and rigidity to the notebook shell and top cover (carbon fiber top with magnesium bottom for maximum strength without adding weight).
Fast Data Transfer
Move data between the X240 laptop and other devices quickly with USB 3.0, it's up to 10 times faster than previous USB technologies and backward-compatible with USB 2.0.

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-4300U 1.90GHz (Up to 2.90 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600 MHz FSB)
Operating System Windows 10 Professional
Display 12.5" HD (1366 x 768) (Non-Touchscreen)
Graphics Intel® HD 4400 Graphics
Webcam Face-tracking technology, low light sensitive
Memory 4GB (Max 8GB)
WiFi Yes
Wireless WWAN No 
I/O Ports Mini DisplayPort with audio x 1, VGA x 1, 3.5 mm Combo Jack Headphone / MIC x 1, USB 3.0 x 2, Express card 34 mm x 1, Smart card reader x 1, RJ-45 x 1, SIM Slot (Full Size) x 1
Card Reader 4-in-1 SD card reader (SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC slot)
Hard Drive 500GB SATA III
Ethernet Intel® 82577LM Gigabit (Hanksville)
Bluetooth Yes
Optical Drive No
Dimensions 30.55 x 20.81 x 2.03 cm (W x D x H)
Battery Single Rechargeable/Removable Battery
Weight 1.36 kg (approx)

Our Specialist view of the Lenovo ThinkPad X240 laptop

The Spec:

The refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad X240 specs look like this: An Intel Core i5 dual core processor with 4GB DDR3 RAM, which can be upgraded to 8GB and a 500GB mechanical hard drive. A webcam and WiFi is standard plus a wired LAN internet connection for use in the office, at home or at school. The hard drive has Windows 10 Professional preloaded.

The Good Bits:

Lenovo X240’s are a good balance of portability, usability and expandability. We really like that it’s light and can easily be carried around. It’s also supported by a solid spec and with some tech improvements from the X230. USB 3.0 is another solid additional which offers faster data transfer rates. Battery life is always a concern for any laptop, less so for the X240. Lenovo have installed 2 batteries in the X240, an internal and external, Power Bridge Technology, giving the end user an increased battery life.

The Not So Good Bits:

The spec is solid if not spectacular. It does have Windows 10 Professional preinstalled but the rest of the spec doesn’t scream high performance. The build quality is what sets it apart from a lot of other similar spec laptops and you can always upgrade the RAM and stick a faster SSD in. We have actually done this on other X240’s we have in stock so you can click the link if you are after a refurbished Lenovo ThinkPad X240 with Windows 10 Pro with more RAM.

The Design:

We don’t get a cry of ultra modern design with sweeping lines and a narrow bezel display but what is obvious is that this laptop is designed with some serious use in mind. It’s a take anywhere, do almost anything design with an excellent standard keyboard and plenty of expandability options.


Improved from the Windows 7 version, this X240 can be used by professionals and students of almost any type and is still just as suitable as a back up or a workstation.

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