Lenovo ThinkPad X230

  • Lenovo ThinkPad X230
80
Based on 16 scores, 30 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • Beefed-up processor.
  • Excellent keyboard.
  • Dual pointing devices.

Cons:

  • Small screen.
  • Shorter battery life than competitors.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TopTenREVIEWS on 67

The native resolution of the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is 1366 x 768 pixels on a 12.5-inch display. It features a built-in 0.9-megapixel webcam capable of shooting at 720p, as well as integrated Dolby Advanced Audio speakers. Perhaps the most impressive...

By Computer Shopper on 60

If you're in a mobile occupation where mixing laptop and tablet functions will enhance your productivity, this ThinkPad convertible is an attractive offering—but you'll soon have a number of less chunky Windows 8 hybrids to choose from....

By PCPer on -

For ThinkPad enthusiasts the change of keyboards is the X230’s defining feature. There are already some nasty rage-reviews on Lenovo’s website. Personally, I like the keyboard, and I would certainly buy this laptop for my own personal use. But I’ll...

By itproportal.com on 80

As a laptop for on-the-go productivity, the Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is an excellent performer, with the best productive capability we've seen in a business ultraportable. However, if your notebook usage won’t likely demand high performance levels, you...

By Computer Shopper on 80

Like the X220 before it, the compact ThinkPad X230 is a worthy heir to ThinkPads' black-suited, button-down business heritage. New competition from sleek ultrabooks (including Lenovo's), however, suddenly makes it look chunky....

By Good Gear Guide on 90

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...

By PC World on 70

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

By Computerworld on -

Until now, if you wanted to use a smaller, lightweight notebook, you had to decide whether you wanted top performance (which meant carrying around an extra battery) or long battery life (with a slower system that pulled less power). Intel's Ivy Bridge...

By Wired on 60

A little over a year ago, just before ultrabook mania got its start, we crowned Lenovo’s ThinkPad X220 a near-masterpiece of ultralight laptop design. The 12.1-inch, 3.3-pound laptop had power to spare, nearly five hours of battery life with the stock...

By evogadget.com on -

Lenovo's ThinkPad X230 is a notebook with a lot of goodies to offer. Especially if the user wants the best in business...

By The Verge on 75

Drop the ThinkPad X230 into a lineup with the last few generations of ThinkPad, and with the exception of the keyboard, you'd be hard pressed to tell the difference. Lenovo's wares aren't going to win many style competitions, but the matte black plastic...

By LaptopMag on 80

The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 pairs a new backlit keyboard with a fast third-generation Core processor and long-lasting batteries, making it a very good business...

By MobileTechReview on 90

Last year, the ThinkPad X220 won our Editor's Choice award, and it passes the crown on to the new ThinkPad X230. Yes, there are thinner and sexier looking ultraportables, but none pack the processing power, IPS display and that unbeatable keyboard....

By Engadget on -

More InfoLenovo ThinkPad X220 review Lenovo refreshes its ThinkPad T, W, L and X lines with Ivy Bridge processors, retooled keyboards Lenovo announces the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, a 14-inch Ultrabook with Ivy Bridge, optional 3G and a 1600 x 900 display...

By SlashGear on -

The ThinkPad family of laptops has had a reputation for reliability since long before Lenovo started making them, and the fervency of their fans is perhaps the only thing that reaches the same level as Apple hardware these days. The X series, Lenovo’s...

By NotebookCheck on 89

We praised the X220 for its sturdy case, fast performance, premium IPS display, extensive connectivity options and long battery life, but we also noted some unfortunate drawbacks like CPU throttling issues, subpar VGA quality and a warping case. Has...

By Notebook Review on 84

Business professionals who are constantly travelling or who just have a small office space should seriously consider the purchase of the ThinkPad X230. Not only does this 12-inch notebook pack more power than most 13-inch and larger ultrabooks, the X230...

By cnet on 70

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...

By Digital Trends on 90

Lenovo's X series has always been unique. HP's Elitebook line offers the only real competition, but we've favored the ThinkPad in the past. This new model gives us no reason to change our recommendation. The X230 is the perfect laptop for a road...

International Review By chinese.engadget.com on -

Lenovo(之前是 IBM)的 X 系列筆電,一直以來都是 Thinkpad 家族中的中流砥柱,代表著輕薄、堅固和可靠性的最佳平衡。雖然許多一般消費者看到它的外型、採用的內部零件或(特別是)售價後都會轉而購買在這些方面比較有優勢的廠牌,但小黑在商務、工程師圈子裡的地位卻難以動搖,或許只有罕見得多的 Panasonic Toughbook 差可比擬。 在最近幾代,x200 系列都會分成普通版(例如 x220)和「輕」版(例如...