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Lenovo ThinkPad x270 Review

Update - 2020.04.01

Lenovo ThinkPad x270 Review: The Lenovo ThinkPad X270 (SATA) has a listing price of $999.00. It ships with Windows 10, a touchscreen-friendly version of Windows. This laptop is slightly more costly than different All-Purpose laptops as they normally go for $849.99 on average.

This laptop is an All-Purpose machine and satisfies a wide number of wants. Laptops in this category aren’t built for high-performance gaming, however, can handle most office or school-related duties.


Processor: Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz

Graphic card: Intel HD Graphics 620

Screen size: 12.5 inch

Battery pack: 46 Wh lithium-ion, two batteries, external 23 Wh battery and internal 23 Wh battery

OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro

Price: 1169 euros

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ThinkPad x270

This laptop is thin, however dense as its weight is about common for. The weight isn’t necessarily a disadvantage unless you’ll constantly be traveling with it or using it on your lap. The ThinkPad X270 has dimensions of a 12.03×8.21×0.8 inch.

The ThinkPad X270 (SATA) weighs 2.79 pounds. When compared to different All-Purpose laptops it’s on the lighter end, with the common being 5.18 pounds.

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Keyboard, Trackpad, and TrackPoint

ThinkPad x270

The 6-series chiclet keyboard built into the X270 is just like the ThinkPad T470 keyboard. The re’s, however, an important deviation from the structure, since the keyboard doesn’t quite correspond to the usual size, it’s slightly less wide. This reduces some keys, together with Backspace, Ü, Ä, and the three keys (AltGr, Print, Ctrl) to the right of the Empty key.

The combination of TouchPad and TrackPoint, formerly known as UltraNav Lenovo is in the 12-inch X-series unchanged since the X250 of 2020. Compared to the current T-series or the X1 Carbon, the TouchPad is quite small, it’s something Less broad and also somewhat restricted in depth.

The TrackPoint works with the X270 as well as with all different ThinkPads. Only the TrackPoint buttons, which aren’t quite as nice as the T470, are worth the effort, with the buttons, have a slightly different design.

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ThinkPad x270

Lenovo’s data sheets listing three 12.5-inch display options, together with HD (1.366 x 768) displays that are either TN- or IPS-based. In Germany, however, the full-HD (-1.920 x 1.080) option, which is also based on IPS technology, is currently available. Touch isn’t provided, all installed displays are Matt with the X270.

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Audio and Graphics

ThinkPad x270

Audio comes via “Dolby,” however no further details on that have been specified presently.

The Intel HD Graphics 620 (GT2) is a process map of the Kaby Lake generation, which was launched in summer 2016. While the successor to the Intel HD Graphics 520 (Skylake), the HD 620 is in the ULV models of the 15-Watt class. The so-called GT2 version of the Kaby-Lake GPU has 24 execution units (EUs) and clocks as much as 1.050 MHz relying on the model.

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Hardware and Performance

ThinkPad x270

The ThinkPad 270 laptop delivers all the ports you want in a small form factor. It has HDMI ports, USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet ports and headphone/mic combination ports. It comes with a USB Type-C port that can be used for charging and data transfers.

Beneath the hood, it’s powered by latest Intel Core i processors and can be configured with as much as 16GB of RAM. It comes with support as much as 2TB of hard disk or 512GB of PCIe SSD storage. It comes with Windows 10 pre-installed.

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Battery Life

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Just like the T470 and all X models since the X240, the X270 has Lenovo’s “PowerBridge” feature. Which means two batteries are installed in the test set, one internally and only accessible if the base cover has been eliminated. The other battery, however, which is positioned in the rear area of the device, is external, ie accessible to the user. Both batteries have the identical capacity (23 Wh), so a total of 46 Wh of battery capacity are installed in the X270.

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Configuration Option

ThinkPad x270

At the time of testing, Lenovo provides 4 different models of the ThinkPad X270 in Germany. Our model is the only one available in the campus program exclusively, it’s equipped with the Intel Core i5-7200U, a 512 GB SSD and 8 GB of RAM. Of the three different models, two also include the Core i5-7200U; The third, most costly model is delivered with the Core i7-7500U and 512 GB SSD

The most costly model has 16GB of RAM, the more affordable models, our test kit included, come with 8GB of RAM. Since the re’s only one RAM slot, 16 GB RAM is also the maximum expansion. A new function of the X260 is that it’s now DDR4-2400 memory.

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ThinkPad x270

With the X270 Lenovo for the fourth time successively the identical housing “warmed up” (in the truest sense of the word). As always with ThinkPads, the superb input devices definitely speak for the device, similar to the PowerBridge function that no competitor has to supply. The X270 has many connections for a small device and is thus flexible to use, as well as its compact size makes it simple to handle.

An argument may very well be the price, however, also the basic 12-inch subnotebooks should not for the small purse.

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Review Score

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