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Lenovo Thinkpad X230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 204 reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X230. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the durability and portability. The keyboard and screen are also appreciated. The sound and touchpad get less positive opinions.

performance, screen, keyboard, portability, durability

touchpad, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Thinkpad X230 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 X230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X230 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% 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 X230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X230 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the performance and portability are generally positive. The usability and durability are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the image quality and energy efficiency.

reliability, durability, usability, portability, performance

energy, image quality

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Jon L Jacobi (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 review

 

Fans of the classic ThinkPad won't be disappointed with the X230. It's the X series ultraportable laptop you love with the same rugged styling and construction, eraserhead cursor control, and comfortable keyboard--with a few innovations. The X230 will...

ThinkPads have always been more than the sum of their parts, and the X230 is no exception. IT departments and fans will love the laptop and the vast array of support and warranty options that come with it. There's nothing here to disturb the continuity...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Scott Stein (cnet.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 review

 

The time of year has finally come for Intel's latest Ivy Bridge processors to flood into mainstream laptops, after first appearing in high-end quad-core systems. The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 wins the prize for being the first laptop we've seen in 2012 to...

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 fits a full-power third-gen Intel Core i5 processor in a 12.5-inch 3-pounder, and has great battery life and an improved keyboard.

A bulky, throwback design, tiny touch pad, and a high price tag throw off the equation.

There may not be a better full-fledged business ultraportable than the ThinkPad X230, but more efficient, less expensive, and thinner ultrabooks are the real future of this category.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Andrew Ku (tomshardware.co.uk)

Lenovo's ThinkPad X230T Tablet PC, Tested And Reviewed

 

Do you want a tablet for the road that's also able to run your favorite Windows-based applications? Consider Lenovo's X230T tablet PC. With a ...

Our only concern about the X230T's body involves left-handed users. If you are a southpaw, holding the X230T in tablet mode points the internal exhaust vent toward your body. Naturally, as the thing heats up, you end up taking the brunt of the thermal...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 review

 

ThinkPads have always been more than the sum of their parts, and the X230 is no exception. IT departments and fans will love the laptop and the vast array of support and warranty options that come with it. There's nothing here to disturb the continuity...

Jun, 2012

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - EDITOR'S CHOICE

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Ivy Bridge laptop

 

Lenovo Thinkpad X230 review: a 12.5in, 3rd gen Intel laptop that provides excellent user comfort

Excellent screen ; Excellent keyboard ; Performance and features

Touchpad ; Screen bezel could be sturdier ; Slow boot time

If you're after a small laptop that's also powerful and comfortable to type on, the ThinkPad X230 is perfect. It has an excellent, backlit keyboard and its screen is also splendid. The only thing we don't like is the touchpad, but it does have a...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 review

 

Lenovo's latest business ultraportable offers fast performance, long battery life and a bright display, but its overhauled keyboard might be a dealbreaker for ThinkPad fans set in their ways.

Long battery lifeSolid performanceBright IPS display Sturdy, tactile keys

Overhauled keyboard might not appeal to long-standing ThinkPad fans

Depending on who you ask -- a ThinkPad diehard or a notebook agnostic -- the X230 either has little wrong with it, or it has one inexcusable flaw. Starting with the good, it's fast, thanks to its spanking-new Ivy Bridge processor. It's thinner than its...

May, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X230t

 

Sometimes, you just need to be able to pick up your laptop and keep working as you go. Be it an office, a retail store, or a factory floor, a lot of people do some (or all) of their work on their feet, and Lenovo has done a great deal to make sure that...

Intel Core i5-3320M processor. All-day battery life. Excellent physical keyboard, swiveling touch screen, and stylus

Thick and heavy

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230t plucks the best features from business ultraportables and adds multitouch and quality convertible tablet design.

Nov, 2012

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X230

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 picks up right where the previous model left off, with category-leading performance and portability.

Beefed-up processor. Excellent keyboard, dual pointing devices. Backlit keyboard and overhead light. Durable magnesium construction.

Small screen. Shorter battery life than competitors.

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Jun, 2012

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

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review: Pricey, New, Tried and True

 

Fans of the classic ThinkPad won't be disappointed with the X230. It's the X series ultraportable laptop you love with the same rugged styling and construction, eraserhead cursor control, and comfortable keyboard--with a few innovations. The X230 will...

Great keyboard ; Solid contruction

Software overload ; Middle-of-the-pack performer

This is an updatede version of the ThinkPad that IT types and business users love. Still, modernists may wish for a more svelte look.

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X230

 

Lenovo's re-vamped X-series ThinkPad is a thin and light laptop with an Ivy Bridge processor. But performance is underwhelming, and then there's the keyboard.

Configuration covers all the bases, particularly for business users clinging to legacy peripherals. Street cred in the boardroom

Suddenly thick and heavy in an ultrabook world. Disappointing battery life vs. its predecessor. Acceptable but uninspiring performance. Keyboard switcharoo will cause pitchforks to be brandished

Jun, 2012