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Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (20F5 / 20F6)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (20F5 / 20F6). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and performance are overall positive. The keyboard and battery are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the screen. There are some critical opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (20F5 / 20F6) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sascha Mölck (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (Core i7, FHD) Subnotebook Review

 

Mobile Office. Lenovo's small subnotebook is noteworthy for its very decent keyboard and long battery life. An LTE modem allows access to the Internet while on-the-go. All things considered, the ThinkPad X260 is a solid offering.

matte IPS display ; Full-HD resolution ; excellent keyboard ; long battery life ; fast SSD ; LTE modem ; 3-year warranty

only one RAM slot ; no maintenance cover

Lenovo's Thinkpad X260 is a thoroughly executed and solid 12.5-inch business notebook. The X260 we reviewed not long ago was an entry-level machine; the review notebook on the other hand is the top-of-the-line model in the series. The build quality is...

Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Nino Ricchizzi (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 (Core i5, WXGA) Notebook Review

 

Small typewriter. Lenovo's new 12.5-inch ThinkPad X260 mobilizes the office and convinces in many regards. Still, it cannot manage to secure the top spot for business subnotebooks, despite the good concept.

keyboard ; hot-swap battery ; sturdy construction ; security features

build quality issues ; no maintenance hatches ; only single-channel memory

"Optimized for Business". Lenovo uses these words to describe the new Lenovo ThinkPad X260. We can confirm this statement in many respects. This starts with the chassis, where we meet a good amount of build quality and sturdiness. The certified...

Mar, 2016

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Expert review by: Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260

 

A dual-battery design for record-breaking battery life, a comfortable keyboard, and a good price combine to make the Lenovo ThinkPad X260 one of the most compelling business ultraportables you can buy.

Dual-, hot-swappable batteries mean more than 23 hours of continuous battery life. Fine performance for category. Partially rugged design.

Display is a bit small. A little bulky for an ultraportable. No USB-C port. Fairly short warranty.

Conclusions If you want a truly eye-popping ultraportable, you can find it in releases like the Asus ZenBook 3 or the Apple MacBook, but those machines require you to make some sacrifices in terms of usability, configurability, and durability that are...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Brad Bourque (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 review

 

The X260 sticks to the ThinkPad script, for better or worse.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Review: Balanced for Business Travelers

 

Lenovo looks to balance power, portability, and build quality with its ThinkPad X260. If they get it right, then it should appeal to frequent business travelers. If not, there are plenty of other options on the market.

Great build quality, balanced with portability ; Decent keyboard ; Plenty of ports ; Good battery

Mediocre display ; Wish it had USB Type-C

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Review

 

In their quest to build ever-thinner laptops, manufacturers sometimes put battery life or keyboard quality on the back burner. Lenovo's 12.5-inch ThinkPad X260 isn't the slimmest system on the block, but this lightweight business workhorse provides a...

Epic battery life; Comfortable keyboard; Durable and lightweight design

Dull display (with base screen)

A great choice for business travelers, the ThinkPad X260 pairs a fantastic keyboard and lightweight body with over 17 hours of battery life.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: (techaeris.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 review: Ultrabook with solid performance, insane battery life

 

If you're looking for a compact laptop with good power and incredible battery life, the Lenovo ThinkPad X260 deserves a look.

Solid construction, crazy good battery life, good performance for an ultrabook

Speakers and integrated graphics are disappointing, but this is definitely more of a work machine

If you're in the market for an ultrabook, the Lenovo ThinkPad X260 definitely deserves your attention. It may not be flashy, but it doesn't need to be. It's a solid performer with great battery life.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Review and Ratings

 

Some may find its 12.5-inch display too small. Everyone else will swoon over the definitive ultraportable's quality, performance, and available 23-hour battery life.

Mind-blowing battery life ; Admirable keyboard and screen ; Sturdy construction

No USB-C port ; A little chunky compared to newest ultrabooks

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (mobiletechreview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X260

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X260 is a 12.5" business Ultrabook with plenty of ports, Lenovo's Power Bridge Battery system and 6th generation Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs options. The 2.9 lb. laptop may not be the skinniest, but it offers creature comforts...

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1 / 2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):23 / 23.2 / 46 / 47 / 48
Battery life (max):10 / 12 / 12.7 / 18.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 3+3 / 3+6 / 6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1200 x 720 / 1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.9 / 0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p

Certificates

Certification:GreenGuard / GREENGUARD, MIL-STD-810G / GreenGuard, MIL-STD-810G
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic), Fiberglass / FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastic), Glass / Glass fiber / Glass fiber, Plastic
Market positioning:Business
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):300:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:200 / 300
Display diagonal:31.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / HD Ready
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 32
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2304
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1916
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 520 / Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 520
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:Swiss / US English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Number of pointing stick buttons:1
Number of touchpad buttons:3
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Pointing Stick
Spill resistant keyboard:Y / Yes
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GPRS, GSM
3G:N / No / Y / Yes
3G standards:DC-HSPA+, HSPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, WCDMA / HSPA / HSPA, WCDMA / HSPA,WCDMA / WCDMA
4G:N / No / Y / Yes
4G standard:LTE
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
SIM card support:No / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11ad, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:Y / Yes

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / HD / HDA
L2 Cache:512
LAN controller:Intel I219-V
Number of WLAN antennas:2
WLAN controller model:Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: No
Ambient light sensor: No
Electronic compass: No
GPS (satellite): No
Gyroscope: No
Proximity sensor: No
Virtual Reality (VR) ready: No

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:No / Y / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
SmartCard slot:No / Y / Yes
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:OPI / QPI
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L3 Cache:4
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x4, 4x1 / 1x4,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 3 / 3.1 / 3.4
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-6xxx / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.3 / 2.4 / 2.5 / 2.6
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I3-6100U / I5-6200U / I5-6300U / I7-6500U / I7-6600U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-6100 series / Intel Core i5-6200 series / Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356 / FCBGA1356 / LGA 1356 (Socket B2) / Socket B2 (LGA 1356)
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D1
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Y / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88180 / 88190 / 88192 / 88193 / 88194 / I3-6100U / I5-6200U / I5-6300U / I7-6500U / I7-6600U
Processor code:SR2EU / SR2EY / SR2EZ / SR2F0 / SR2F1
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, Power on, SSD, Supervisor / HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y / Yes

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Home Basic / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:McAfee Live Safe / McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC / SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5200 / 5400 / 7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 180 / 192 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:2.5"
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 180 / 192 / 256 / 500 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:20.9 / 208.5 / 209
Height :2.03 / 20.3 / 21
Height (front):1.69
Height (rear):1.88
Power adapter weight:170
Weight:1.3 / 1.34 / 1.36 / 1.4 / 1.44 / 1.45 / 1.59
Width:30.6 / 305.5 / 306