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Lenovo ThinkPad X220

alaTest has collected and analyzed 212 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and screen are generally positive. The portability and battery are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the image quality and energy efficiency. Opinions are divided on the size.

performance, battery, portability, screen, usability

touchpad, energy, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the sound and usability. The performance and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative reviews about the durability. Reviews are divided on the battery.

portability, price, performance, usability, sound

durability

91% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X220

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X220 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the performance and design. The price and screen also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability and energy efficiency.

usability, screen, price, design, performance

energy, reliability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X220

 

Lenovo's 12in ThinkPad X220 is one of the best ultraportable laptops available, with a great keyboard, excellent IPS screen and extras including 3G.

Great IPS screen ; Superb typing experience ; Flexible, upgradeable ; Excellent connectivity ; Amazing battery life

Chunky monkey ; Wimpy speakers ; Inferior touchpad

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : What Laptop (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review

 

A feature-packed business machine with executive appeal

Good processing power ; Connectivity ; Battery life ; Build quality ; 160GB SSD

Small touchpad ; Screen could be better

Mar, 2012

Expert review by : Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review

 

Powerful with amazing battery life, but an Ultrabook is a cheaper option

May, 2012

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review

 

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...

Classic ThinkPad design in a compact package, amazing battery life, and the latest Intel processors make the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 a standout travel laptop.

The touch-pad-pointing-stick combo remains an awkward compromise, and as with most ThinkPads you're paying a hefty premium for the sturdy case and business-friendly software.

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 packs in a new Intel Core i5 CPU and can run all day (depending on how you use it). With a 12.5-inch display, it's just a bit smaller than a 13-inch laptop, and it feels like an excellent compromise for frequent travelers.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Allan 'Zardon' Campbell (kitguru.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Review

 

The IBM Thinkpad is an iconic machine well known for the 'boxy' design, class leading keyboards and The IBM Thinkpad is an iconic machine well known for the ‘boxy' design, class leading keyboards and chassis rigidity to deal with the toughest of...

Built like a tank.

no backlit keyboard.

Kitguru says: A great superportable business machine and built to last. I prefer the X1 however.

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Daniel Robinson (v3.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 tablet review

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad X220T is a convertible tablet PC in an ultraportable format, offering professional users a system that can capture pen input or be used just like a standard laptop as necessary.

Good build quality, Gorilla Glass touch-screen for gesture and stylus input

Unwieldy and heavy as a slate-mode tablet, feels sluggish despite Core i7 chip

Lenovo's tablet version of the X220 offers touch-screen and stylus input as well as a decent keyboard. However, the system feels heavy to hold and use as a slate-mode system and feels sluggish compared to the laptop version of the X220.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad X220 review

 

ThinkPad users won't find anything mind-blowingly different about this latest addition to the X2xx series, but the improvements are noticeable and all enhance the usability of the unit. If you're not looking for a laptop that is super-sexy or trying to...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 laptop review

 

Ultralights aren't for everyone, but with the ThinkPad X220,Lenovo sure is doing its best to make the case that they canbe.

Insane battery life flirts with five long hours ; Blazing performance outdoes your kid's gaminglaptop ; Super-lightweight, but solidly built

Half-baked touchpad design. Please, Lenovo, please swap the Fnand Ctrl keys once and for all

Mar, 2011

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review

 

Admit it, when you look at the picture above, all you really see is a laptop with a design that hasn't changed much in the last ten years. It's true, based o...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (pcworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X220: A Best-of-Breed Ultraportable

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 ultraportable laptop, which replaces the X201, is sure to be a hit with ThinkPad fans--as well as most everyone else. It's fast and light, it has a great 12.5-inch display, and it continues the company's tradition of superb...

Lightweight, with great battery endurance and options ; Excellent performance and ergonomics

Comes overloaded with background apps

Fast and light, with great input ergonomics and battery life, this powerhouse ultraportable is best-of-breed, though its old-school looks may not appeal to everyone.

Mar, 2011