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Customer reviews for Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Average customer rating:
2.326 out of 5
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21 of 86(24%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad X240
Review 1 for ThinkPad X240
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Performance 
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Features 
2 out of 5
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Samm

X Series should not build as an Ultrbook

Date:August 17, 2014
"x 240's Cons:
Power Bridge Technology(you better buy a 9 cells battery instead of using build in 3 cells battery plus 6 cells exterior battery) because it cannot power off completely and it is inconvenient to replace the build in 3 cells battery when the battery is bad.
x240 should not build as an Ultrbook
It is inconvenient to replace hard disk and ram because you have to take out the under case-cover to replace.
2 USB 3.0 ports are not enough.
Pros:
weight lighter
Speed is faster
Overall, x230 is much better than x240 Ultrbook"
Review 2 for ThinkPad X240
OverallOverall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Thinkpaduser

Killing the basic idea of Thinkpad

Date:August 13, 2014
"I´ve owned and used many Thinkpads beginning with a 600X in 2000 followed by T23, X41T, X61T and X201T. They all delivered a functionality-driven design with great built quality and even repairability (thanks to the maintenance manuals I could e.g. swap worn keyboards or faulty hdds by myself and without the need of a RMA). Now to the X240: Regarding its battery performance and higher screen resolution it is - admittedly - a leap in the right direction. But then there are several deal-breakers which made me return my unit after a few weeks of testing. The model is less repairable than its predecessors due to an ill-thought-out design. Going beyond 8GB of RAM - no. Swap the keyboard or harddrive within minutes - no (the whole machine has to be torn down to just get a new keyboard in). Worst of all: The reduced keyboard layout and missing dedicated Trackpoint buttons. The Apple-inspired Trackpad is unusable for real working. I really hope Lenovo starts to "Think" again in the future..."
Review 3 for ThinkPad X240
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
wanboy

Lenovo's been a nice run in the kitchen!!

Date:August 8, 2014
"It is a time ThinkPad user for over 10 years. My first lenovo T60 device. After a quick transition T61 and x220, x230, and after a moment FHD Touch X240. By this time the 12 "laptop category, only missing the resolution was. This too has managed to Lenovo. Yeah, the keyboard and the touchpad first time odd degree, but accustomed enjoyable. Many alternative devices I've seen .... Thinkpad end of the road, I think. Device when you pick professionalism makes you feel at any moment . currently i7 X240 model, 256ssd, full HD Multi-Touch 3G model I'm using, and what if I need are all there.
Thanks LENOVO
"
Review 4 for ThinkPad X240
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Spyros

Very satisfied

Date:August 3, 2014
"I received the X240 as a lightweight replacement for the T420 from the company I work for. Never owned an X series in the past, and I am not a developer, so the absence of direct access to Function keys and the break button was not a concern. That said I wish F4 was there as I use it quite frequently to close applications I don’t need. I found the device extremely light and compact with a very comfortable keyboard. I was concerned after reading all the reviews about the trackpad but my experience is seamless which maybe is because I am a macbook owner at home. Overall I am very happy with the product and would highly recommend it. I have the standard SSD version, with no touchscreen capability (who would need that anyway for a business laptop?) Wrote this review as I felt that the overall rating and previous comments were not representative for the average business user."
Review 5 for ThinkPad X240
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Features 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
FormerLenovoAdvocate

X240 NIGHTMARE

Date:August 1, 2014
"We bought nearly a dozen of these to roll out to the field sales group. Made the mistake of getting them with Windows 8. Every one of them has had constant problems with lock-ups at random unexplainable intervals. On startup the computer will sometimes sit for nearly an hour before a desktop appears. Contacting Lenovo was a waste of time since support knows nothing about the system.
We finally went out and purchased Windows 7 licenses, wiped the systems and reloaded them. The problems have reduced a great deal in frequency but the systems still act funky from time to time.
Bad enough that Lenovo produced such a bad system but to deny the problem exists is inexcusable. Our next purchase will be from a different manufacturer."
Review 6 for ThinkPad X240
OverallOverall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Features 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Reliability 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
ekontsevoy

Huge downgrade moving from x220

Date:July 31, 2014
"I've waited for 2+ years to upgrade from x220 to the latest gen Thinkpad, hoping to get cooler running Xeon CPU with much longer battery life.
I got that, but I lost a LOT more. Things that got worse are:
* Keyboard is a huge downgrade, it's not as ergonomic and functional as on x220
* Trackpad: the middle button is gone, it's just a clone of Apple at this point. Why the heck would I want Apple-style trackpad?
Laptops are all about 4 things: motherboard, screen, keyboard and a trackpad. This laptop is such a huge step backwards in terms of keyboard and trackpad... at this point it doesn't matter what kind of CPU it has, it's just so unpleasant to use."