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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad X230

12.5” ultraportable packed with power for mobility on-the-go.

Average customer rating:
3.803 out of 5
3.8
 out of 
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(71 Reviews) 68
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4 stars
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51 of 71(72%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad X230
Review 1 for ThinkPad X230
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Mysticbob

Would not buy again

Date:June 23, 2012
"Have had Thinkpads for the last 10 years. Bought this as a replacement for my x201 purchased a year ago. Have not used this new x230 enough yet to see whether the graphics performance from the new Intel IvyBridge architecture is that significant. Speed and performance is not noticeably different than my x201. Screen is wider but doesn't feel bigger as the x201 screen is taller. New island keyboard does away with all of the best features of the x201 keyboard such as the forward and back keys near the arrow keys which I used all of the time when surfing, the 'print scrn' key, etc. However the island keys are the best (firmest and most crisp) that I've had on a t-pad. However, before going on about other features it is simple enough to say that the mouse pad w/ integrated left and right mouse keys (i.e. it is just a floating square mouse pad that you press at the bottom to click) is by far the most worthless mouse pad I have ever seen. Not only does the mouse pad scroll and track worse than any other, left click works 50% of the time and right click maybe 10% of the time. Totally worthless. Do not buy. I will keep this computer as I use it docked most of the time but would not have bought it if I had known about the mouse pad. The screen is bright and crisp. The notebook is not much of an improvement over the x201 and with the less useful keyboard and horrible mouse pad I can't see any reason to choose it over the older model."
6 People found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for ThinkPad X230
OverallOverall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Design 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
madmen
Location:New York, NY
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows XP Professional
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

Disappointed

Date:July 16, 2012
Pros: Weight, Durability, Screen size, Display performance, Display resolution, Battery
Cons: Keyboard/peripherals, Build Quality
"Pros -
-Very fast
-Lightweight yet very durable
-Battery life is excellent
-Screen is very crisp and clear
Cons -
-Trackpad is completely useless. Cannot drag and click at the same time. Right clicks are almost never registered and left clicks are registered only half the time.
-Short wristpad
-I would have rather used the original x201 or x220 keyboard rather than this new x230 keyboard design.
PLEASE fix the useless trackpad and the extremely short wristpad"
2 People found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for ThinkPad X230
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Richard
Location:Worcester, MA
Owned Product:Just got it
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium
Processor:Intel Core i5
Memory:4 GB or more

First thinkpad, best laptop ever owned

Date:October 27, 2012
Pros: Weight, Security Features, Durability, Bluetooth, Wireless card, Build Quality, Display performance, Display resolution, Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Keyboard/peripherals
Cons: Screen si