Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review

:8: – This June is the time for Intel to reveal the dual-core Ivy Bridge processors specification. Therefore, the most new laptops in this month will be equipped with its Ivy Bridge chipset, includes the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 that is planned to be offered into the laptop market on June 5, 2012. Lenovo ThinkPad X230 that owns a 12-inch screen provides a brand-new Core i5-3320M CPU and wider-spaced keyboard keys and a few improvements from its predecessor, Lenovo ThinkPad X220. The battery that is included on sale is issued to have nine hours of runtime.

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Specs and Features

At a first glance, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is like the last year’s X220 that has a soft-touched lid surface, offers a ThinkPad logo in the bottom right of the lid. The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is built in a boxy shape but has sharp corners while the lid is finished in black painting, allows a soft-touch feel to the fingers. There are still physical mic, volume, and mute controls.

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review

A couple of USB 3.0 ports are docked on the left edge of the device, come along with a mini-DisplayPort, a 54mm Express Card slot, VGA output, and a wireless radio switch. On the opposite side, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 decorates it with 4-in-1 memory card reader, a Kensington lock slot, Ethernet connection port, a single USB 2.0 port, and headphone jack. The AC port is left to be docked on the back side while a fingerprint reader is still standing by the touchpad.

You don’t need to lift the lid to check if the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is truly applying Airbag Protection that guards the drive inside the machine in the event of drops. In the interior, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 has some subtle backlighting and features a new a six-row keyboard layout.

In the term of audio setting, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 decides to apply Dolby Advanced Audio to satisfy the users who demand a good entertainment.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 has a 12.5-inch display screen that delivers 1366 x 768 resolution and uses IPS panel to promise the colors don’t wash out on adjusting the screen angle.

Under the hood, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 features a 2.6GHz Core i5-3320M processor that is paired with 4GB of RAM that you can expand up to 16GB. The hard drive inside provides a total 320GB data capacity.

The six-cell battery that is fitted to the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is tested to run the machine up to six hours.

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Pros and Cons


  • New keyboard style
  • Features Ivy Bridge chipset
  • Up to six hours of battery life


  • The speakers are somehow deliver tinny sound
  • Lacks of fast SSD

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