ThinkPad X230


Tough, slim and light, the 12.5" ThinkPad X230 elevates the business laptop to a new level with its vivid IPS display, purer sound and peerless keyboard ergonomics. Start faster, resume faster and charge your battery less, giving you more time to strive for success.

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  • Models

    ThinkPad X230Models

  • Features

    ThinkPad X230Features

    Weighs Less than 3lbs

    Whether you're travelling around the world or commuting between offices, starting at 2.96 lbs, the X230 won't weigh you down.

    Up to 24.9 Hours Battery Life

    The X230's 6-cell battery offers up to 9.9 hours unplugged.

    WiFi, Bluetooth®

    Stay connected with a complete suite of wireless technology.

    12.5-inch HD Display

    Vivid colors make viewing and working a pleasure on the X230 laptop.

    Precision Keyboard

    The new precision island keyboard with improved ergonomic design and optional backlight is the best ThinkPad keyboard yet.

    Integrated 720p HD Webcam and Dual Digital Array Microphones

    Crystal clear video & audio, face tracking and keystroke noise suppression technology will help you web conference or chat like you're really there.

    Stereo Speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2

    Enjoy an immersive surround sound experience whether listening to a presentation or kicking back with a movie.

    MIL-SPEC Tested

    Validates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of the ThinkPad X230 by testing against eight parameters: high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, and dust.

    ThinkVantage Technologies

    With easy to use, practical and secure software solutions including  Password Manager, Rescue and Recovery, and Access Connections, Lenovo has got you covered.
    ThinkPad Precision Keyboard
    ThinkPad Precision Keyboard
    Access Connections
    Access Connections
  • Tech Specs

    ThinkPad X230Tech Specs

    PDFThinkPad X230 User Guide

    DescriptionThinkPad X230 Laptop
    • Intel® Core™ i5-3210M (3.10 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i5-3320M (3.30 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i5-3360M (3.60 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    • Intel® Core™ i7-3520M (3.60 GHz, 4MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    Operating System
    • Windows 8 64
    • Windows 8 Pro 64
    • Windows 7 Home Premium 64
    • Windows 7 Professional 64
    Up to 16GB 1600 MHz DDR3
    • HDD
    • 500GB (5400rpm)
    • 320GB/500GB (7200rpm)
    • SSD
    • 128GB SSD SATA3
    • 180GB SSD SATA3
    • 256GB SSD SATA3
    • 12.5" Premium HD 300 NIT Wide-Viewing (IPS) Panel
    • 12.5" HD 200 NIT Panel
    Low-light 720p HD camera with face-tracking
    Battery Life
    Up to 24 hours with optional Lenovo 90W Ultraslim AC/DC Combo Adapter
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    12.01" x 8.13" x 0.75" - 1.05"
    I/O (INPUT/OUTPUT) Ports
    • 1 Mini DisplayPort with audio
    • 1 VGA
    • 2 USB 3.0
    • 1 USB 2.0
    • 1 Always on USB 2.0
    • 1 4-in-1 SD Card Reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC slot)
    • 1 Express Card 54mm
    • 1 Smart Card Reader†
    Mobile Broadband
    • Sierra Wireless MC8355 - Gobi 3000 (TM)
    • Sierra Wireless MC7700 - Gobi 4000 for AT&T LTE and HSPA+
    • Sierra Wireless MC7750 - Gobi 4000 for Verizon LTE and EV-DO
    • Ethernet RJ45
    • Bluetooth® 4.0
    Dolby® Advanced Audio™ 2.0
    ThinkPad Precision Keyboard: island-style, six-rows with optional backlight
    Intel® HD 4000 Graphics
    • ThinkPad 1x1 b/g/n
    • Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 (Kilmer Peak) 2x2 AGN
    • Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200 (2x2 BGN)
    • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 AGN
    • 4 cell (29 Wh) removable, up to 8.9 hrs
    • 6 cell (63 Wh) removable, up to 9.9 hrs
    • 9 cell (94 Wh) removable, up to 14.8 hrs
    • 6 cell (57 Wh) slice battery removable, up to 24.9 hrs with 9 cell and 6 cell slice

    Software Offerings

    Supported Lenovo Tools
    • Access Connections
    • Lenovo Solutions for Small Business
    • Password Manager 4.0
    • Power Manager
    Preloaded Applications
    • Adobe® Reader®
    • Intel® Learning Series Software Suite
    • Microsoft Office 2013 (requires purchase of product key for activation)
    • Microsoft Windows® Live™ Essentials
    • Norton™ Internet Security™ (30-day free trial)
    • Note: Software may vary by region.
  • Accessories & Services

    ThinkPad X230Accessories & Services

    • Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner (0A33988)

      Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner (0A33988)

      Slimmer, lighter and more portable than ever! The Lenovo Slim USB Portable DVD Burner -- is a small form factor external portable DVD and CD recordable drive powered by one or two available USB 2.0 ports with one USB Y cable, depending on configuration.

    • Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock / Port Replicator (0A33970)

      Lenovo USB 3.0 Dock / Port Replicator (0A33970)

      Enables a clutter-free desktop with cable management for multiple monitors, LAN, and up to five USB devices.

    • Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse (0A36188)

      The portable, ambidextrous Lenovo Wireless Laser Mouse is perfect for anyone looking for a compact mouse to use every day and while on-the-go. Scroll through documents, spreadsheets, and more with increased accuracy and control – plus, an advanced power management system, a high-efficiency laser sensor, and an off switch help to maximize your battery life.

    • ThinkPad Ultraportable Case (41U5062)

      ThinkPad Ultraportable Case (41U5062)

      For protection and easy transport.

    Protect Your ThinkPad Laptop With Lenovo Services
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    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support your PC throughout its lifecycle.
    • Services performed by Lenovo-certified technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts. No one knows our machines like we do!
    • Global delivery network and infrastructure delivering expertise where you need it most.

    24/7 Access to Advanced Technicians

    • Priority Technical Support makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to Lenovo’s advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management.

    On-Site Convenience and Extended Protection

    • Extended Warranties (up to 5 years) offer fixed term, fixed cost protection to help you accurately budget for PC expenses.
    • Warranty Upgrades/On-Site Service can maximize uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.

    Drops or Spills? No Problem With Accidental Damage Protection

    • Accidents happen, but it’s still possible to protect yourself from expensive, unexpected repairs. Lenovo provides coverage for damage incurred outside of warrantee under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, electrical surges, or damage to the integrated display.

    Ultimate Data Security

    • Keep Your Drive allows you to retain possession of your drive and data for maximum security and protection. (Not available in all regions.)
Standard on the X230:
Battery Life
Up to 9.9 hours with standard removable 6 cell battery
Starting at 2.99 lbs
Dual noise-cancelling HD microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2
Mini DP, VGA, 2 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, Combo jack, 4-in-1 SD card reader
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