8 of 31(26%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad X240
Review 1 for ThinkPad X240
Owned Product:Less than a month
Operating System:Windows 8
Memory:4 GB or more
What's with thiis track pad design?
Date:March 3, 2014
Cons: Memory, not enough usb ports
"This machine is unfortunately a step down from the X230 predecessor. To net it out on the new Trackpad, It is horrible. Get rid of it. There are legions of people who live by the incredible trackpoint design and buttons. Not to mention many people are trying to figure out Windows 8. The new design makes it that much more difficult"
"I run a large IT shop and have used X210, X220, X230 and then Lenovo introduced the X240 – Huge mistake. Ordered 5 and 2 were DEAD. Barely runs windows 7 and only 8GB ram. For a guy that has been an “X” fan for 15+ years what happened to the ThinkPad? BTW I am keeping my X220, 320GB SSD drive and 16GB RAM. I will cry when it dies."
"I really can't believe Lenovo decided to move forward with this design and specs for what could have been a very promising model. The new trackpad takes some getting used to and obviously in need of refinement. I also don't get the 8GB limitation. I can easily see myself needing more in the next 6 months if not earlier. All n all, this is just too inadequate and limiting for the price premium Lenovo charges for this.. It's going back."
"The main reason I bought the x240 was for the small form factor and the battery life. I ended up getting the i5 and the touchscreen, along with the bigger rear battery. I am not disappointed in the least.
Easily getting 8-10 hours of battery life with lots of video streaming, local video, web browsing and with the screen between 40-80% brightness. Hands down the best battery life I've seen on any of my mobile devices.
I know many people aren't too fond of windows 8, but I find it works very well with the touchscreen.
The trackpad is a new design. Some of its features are very good, but it isn't the greatest at first. I feel like it has potential, but I haven't been able to get fully comfortable with it yet...
"I bought this x240 (with fhd display) a few weeks ago. So far I am very satisfied with it. It delivers more than enough computing capability to me with respect to my needs, i.e. designing in photoshop, editing long texts with ms word, watching fhd movie, etc. It took me some time to get use to the new trackpad buttons since I had been using its previous generations for years. But soon I falled in love with the new design. It is very smooth and responsive. The only draw back is its 8GB limit on the memory, which might be a hurdle for demanding users."
Until Lenovo sees the real TP vision again: byebye
Date:February 8, 2014
Cons: Display resolution, Memory, new dock needed, buttonless trackpad, single dimm
"I own a x230 and bought the x240 for a client. Lenovo diluted the thinkpad philosophy with this model. Function follows form. Thinkpads used to be about listening what we need, now its about forcing what we should want... Trying too hard to become like apple. Not a leader anymore, but a follower. Maybe after the X240 they can fix what never was broke form earlier models, but until then I have to look further. For me after the X61s it all went downhill gradually."
"I was really debating on whether to get a macbook pro or a lenovo for business use. I decided on the lenovo x240 and I do not regret my purchase! I got the SSD, which is fast and quiet. The computer multitasks quite well without taking away from the performance.
There are a lot of complaints about the trackpad. The trackpad is a little noisy when clicking, but it clicks where you tell it too. I haven't had any issues with it.
If you are someone who wants reliability, speed, and portability, I would recommend this PC! You are going to get so many more features with the lenovo x240 at a better price than you will a macbook."
"I'm glad I held onto my X230. For all the technical wizardry Lenovo claims (micro hard drive for faster boot, internal battery, faster 4th Intel processors) this thing actually booted slower than my 2 year old X230. To add, I ordered this with Windows 7. It's silly to offer just one DIMM for memory...what was Lenovo thinking ?
The worst part - one windows update and the whole system would just fail to shut down since then. I would have to manually turn it off with the power button held down.And oh yes, they killed the thinkvantage button.Don't even get me started on the NEW trackpad..... They've taken away what used to be perfect.
Our purchase dept is just sticking to T series machines after the heat they got with this dum model."
"Like many other reviewers I am a huge thinkpad fan, or rather have been (past tense). I have owned T50,T41,x220,x230. Especially loved my x220 - fast, cool, light, IPS scree, fantastic keyboard, fantastic mouse stick (mouse stick + 3 dedicated buttons). x230 also a great laptop, though keyboard not quite on par. And now this latest generation is a HUGE disappointment. IMO, the very essence of what made a laptop a thinkpad, unique and different, has been lost. Has anyone even tried using the mouse stick with the new virtual buttons? Two big thumbs way way down. NOT buying another thinkpad until this is fixed."
"I am a happy X230 user and when I got X240, I realize it is a major leap backward performance wise. ++ 1)Instead of regular M(mobile) CPU used in X230, a U(Ultrabook) CPU is used in X240. If you look at real CPU speed score (google it), the fastest U CPU they offer here is slower than my M CPU in my 2 years old X230. We want the mobile workstation with powerful CPU. X240 is too FAT too heavy for an ultrabook. ++2). My X230 has 2 memory slots so I got 16GB RAM there, I am surprised to find out X240 only has one slot which supports up to 8GB. CPU and Memory are the most important things to a laptop. +++ 3) USB3.0 ports in X230 and 2 in X240???!!! I am expecting at least 4 in 240. You got to be kidding me!!"
Cons: Video card, Wireless card, Memory, Keyboard/peripherals
"Got three of these for a client - all three had problems keeping WiFi connection. Replaced standard hard drives with SSD. What a horrible design! Try taking back cover off... without breaking the plastic connectors on the side. I've been doing this for many years - this is hands down, Lenovo's worst design. 100MBit Ethernet, only one memory chip, only two USB ports, this ugly built in battery, AND THE WORST TOUCHPAD EVER.... Stop making it look like Apple. All three are going back to Lenovo."
"I love the dual battery design and the long battery life (showing 15+ hours with the 3 cell + 6 cell config). Lightweight, great build. IPS screen is amazing. Very fast and does not come with lots of bloatware. Most of the included software are actually useful.
HOWEVER, I had to return this laptop because the trackpad was horrible. Every time I tried to click, the trackpad would register my finger movement and move the cursor away from the intended area, so I would end up clicking on the wrong button/etc. PLEASE fix this issue!! I understand buttonless trackpads are the new fad these days, but they do not work as well as ones with dedicated buttons."
"Company just bought 3 of these, applied all the Lenovo updates and windows updates. One of the three has the OS crash completely requiring re-image which afterwards resulted in sticking at the welcome screen. Will need to re-image again. Second laptop similar issue. Although it allows booting into the OS, which prompts this version of windows is not registered and needs licensed. Third laptop shows random application errors on boot. No software has been loaded on these machines yet only updates. Mouse pad is horrible, feels like one large button and acts like it. Only two USB ports is rather odd. Hint to Lenovo, ditch the SD card reader and put in another USB port, 3.0 if you have them laying around."
"Love the dual batteries, small size, keyboard and backlighting, clickpad, and the laptop in general. Linux support is good and the BIOS is excellent as usual. Space to rest your palms is huge for a 12 inch computer - the X230 didnt have anything and this has tons. Spare M.2 slot is very nice (usually broadband card, usually not included), can put a 42mm SSD in it.
Clickpad is awkward with the trackpoint, but workable. Would prefer old style. Wish the arrow keys were full size. One RAM slot is understandable but annoying. Standard display resolution is mediocre, and upgrading to 1080p is very expensive. Difficult to open (no access bays)"
Cons: Memory, Support, Included Software, Processor, Build Quality, Display performance
"bought one tried it for a couple weeks then returned it. Many times it would boot up to a black screen. even when it did boot properly it would take a very very long time to boot. My 3 year old Hewlett Packard with an i5 processor is much faster. on paper this machine looked awesome but in reality it was very poor performance."