ThinkPad X230 - Assembled in the USA


Tough, slim and light, the 12.5" ThinkPad X230 elevates the business laptop to a new level with its vivid 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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    ThinkPad X230 - Assembled in the USAFeatures

    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
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    Technical Specifications

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    Description ThinkPad X230 Laptop
    • Intel® Core™ i5-3320M (2.60 GHz, 3MB L3, 1600MHz FSB)
    Operating System
    • Windows 7 Professional 64
    • 4GB PC3-12800 DDR3 SDRAM 1600 MHz
    • 500GB HDD (7200rpm)
    • 12.5" HD LED 1366x768
    • Low-light 720p HD camera with face-tracking
    Battery Life
    • Up to 9.9 hours with removable 6-cell battery
    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    • 12.01" x 8.13" x 0.75" - 1.05"
    • 2.96lbs
    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 ReaderOnly available on select models.
    • Fingerprint Reader
    • Ethernet RJ45
    • Bluetooth® 4.0
    • Dolby® Advanced Audio™ 2.0
    • ThinkPad Precision Keyboard: island-style, six-rows with optional backlight
    • Intel® HD 4000 Graphics
    • Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6205 (2x2 AGN 300Mbps)
    • 6-cell (63 Wh) removable, up to 9.9 hrs
    Thinkpad X230 Laptop
    Freedom. Mobility. Productivity in an Ultraportable Package
    The Lenovo® ThinkPad® X230 offers the power and expansive feature set of a full-size laptop in a thin and lightweight ultraportable.ThinkPad® X230. Whether you are travelling around the world or commuting between offices, this powerful laptop is easy to carry - at just 2.96lbs! Engineered for mobile professionals, the ThinkPad X230 is built on the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor with workhorse performance from Intel® Turbo Boost technology 2.0.

    The laptop offers world-class features which combines the speed of solid state drives with the storage capacity of hard disk drives to increase boot time and application performance. Boot and resume the laptop much faster with Lenovo RapidBoot and InstantResume. The SuperSpeed USB 3.0 allows you to transfer data ten times faster. The all-day battery life keeps the laptop operational for up to 24 hours.

    Taking mobile performance one step further is superior communications: HD display, 720p HD camera, HD microphone, and Dolby® Advanced Audio™ 2.0. These exemplary features, combined with Lenovo's globally recognized durability and reliability, make the ThinkPad® X230 a must-have ultraportable.

    Exceptional Mobile Performance.
    Full-powered computing with the 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 processors
    Better Performance with Windows® 7 Professional
    Up to 60% increase in 3D and visual performance with Intel® HD graphics
    Fastest boot and resume times with Lenovo RapidBoot, and InstantResume technology
    All-day battery life—up to 24 hours with external battery pack
    Trusted ThinkPad quality that passes 8 MILSPEC tests

    Best-in-Class Connectivity.
    Faster wireless connectivity from sleep-state gets to work faster
    High data transfer on USB 3.0 with a transmission speed of up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0
    Wide-range media and data connectivity with VGA, Mini DisplayPort with audio, 4-in-1 SD Card Reader, and 34mm ExpressCard

    Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows® 7.
    Optimizes data security with robust features like:
    Self-encrypting drives that protect data on the hard disk drives in case of loss or theft
    Hardware Password Manager for central security management of self-encrypting drives
    Built-in Fingerprint ReaderFingerprint reader is optional and available on most configurations. to switch on the laptop and log on in one swipe
    BIOS Port Lock to disable all input and output ports remotely without any additional hardware
    USB BlockerOnly available on select ThinkPad models. to identify and block different types of USB devices connected to the system
    Provides superior web conferencing with:
    Keystroke noise suppression, high-quality webcam, and superior dual digital array microphones

    Business-Class Communication.
    Polycom® ready for excellent video conferencing, voice conferencing, data and online communication
    Noise cancelling dual-array microphones make conversations clearer, eliminating echo and background noise
    Keyboard noise suppression technology reduces the sound of key presses when on Internet calls
    720p HD camera with face tracking provides a clear picture even when on the move
    Experience full, enveloping sound anywhere you go with Dolby® Advanced Audio™ 2.0 on your ThinkPad. Greater clarity and fidelity from your laptop

    Software Offerings

    Supported Lenovo Tools Preloaded Applications
    • Access Connections
    • Lenovo Solutions for Small Business
    • Password Manager 4.0
    • Power Manager
    • 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)

    Service Offerings

    Lenovo offers a comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support and protect your ThinkPad investment. Succeed with substance, and let Lenovo's Service support you all the way.
    • Priority Technical SupportNot available in all regions.
    • Makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management services.
    • Warranty Upgrades (On-Site and Next Business Day)
    • Maximizes PC uptime and productivity by providing convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.
    • Warranty Extensions (1 to 5 Years Total Duration)
    • This fixed-term, fixed-cost service helps accurately budget for PC expenses, protect your valuable investment, and potentially lower the cost of ownership over time.
    • Keep Your Drive
    • Retain your drive if it should happen to fail, giving you the peace of mind to know that your valuable data is secure.
    • Asset Tagging
    • Systems come equipped with a professional, flexible asset tag based on your exact specifications. PCs are easily identifiable and trackable right out of the box.
    • Accidental Damage Protection
    • Avoid the hassles of unexpected repair costs. Provides coverage for non-warranted damage incurred under normal operating conditions, such as minor spills, drops, or damage to the integrated screen.
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    ThinkPad X230 - Assembled in the USAAccessories & Services

    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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