Pros

  • Very solid construction
  • Thin and relatively light

Cons

  • poor battery life
  • glossy screen

At A Glance

If the battery lasted a couple of hours longer, this would be the must-have business traveler's laptop.

Manufacturer’s Description

DO OUTSIDE THE BOX. WAY OUTSIDE.
You're never tethered with an X Series. With their lightweight, slim design and long battery life, they travel easily - whether to another meeting or another country - but with their legendary ThinkPad performance, you sacrifice nothing in return.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 12912UU
Battery Information
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Maximum Battery Run Time 5.20 Hour
Interfaces/Ports
HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 1
Audio Line In Yes
Audio Line Out Yes
eSATA/USB Combo Yes
DisplayPort Yes
Display & Graphics
Screen Size 13.30 "
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode WXGA
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model GMA HD 3000
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Storage
Storage Size 320 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA/300
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Solid State Drive Capacity No
Optical Drive Type No
General Information
Manufacturer Lenovo Group Limited
Manufacturer Part Number 12912UU
Brand Name Lenovo
Product Name ThinkPad X1 12912UU Notebook
Marketing Information

DO OUTSIDE THE BOX. WAY OUTSIDE.
You're never tethered with an X Series. With their lightweight, slim design and long battery life, they travel easily - whether to another meeting or another country - but with their legendary ThinkPad performance, you sacrifice nothing in return.

Product Model 12912UU
Product Type Notebook
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/
Product Line ThinkPad
Product Series X1
Memory
Memory Card Supported Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), MultiMediaCard (MMC)
Standard Memory 4 GB
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3-1333/PC3-10600
Number of Total Memory Slots 1
Memory Card Reader Yes
Miscellaneous
Package Contents
  • ThinkPad X1 12912UU Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter
Network & Communication
Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Centrino Advanced-N 6205
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 3.0
Physical Characteristics
Height 0.8"
Width 13.3"
Depth 9.1"
Weight (Approximate) 59.2 oz
Color Black
Built-in Devices
Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Finger Print Reader Yes
Speakers Yes
Processor & Chipset
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-2520M
Processor Speed 2.50 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
vPro Technology Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Chipset Model QM67 Express
Software
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices
Keyboard Backlight Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad, Trackpoint
TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 124.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:41   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 211.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 341.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 177.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 318.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 313.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 345.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 184.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 301.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 175.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 44.63   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 38.09   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 35.88   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 30.74   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 800x600 14.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 11.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 800x600 30.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 26.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 800x600 17.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 16.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 800x600 34.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 29.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Idle power usage 9.2   Watts
Sleep power usage 0.7   Watt hours
Off power usage 0.0   Watt hours
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 260.0