Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Notebook Detailed Specifications

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Notebook


  • High Definition (HD) Audio
  • Conexant 20672 codec
  • Stereo speakers 1 watt x 2
  • Volume up, down, mute buttons
  • Dual array mic, mic mute button, combo audio
  • Mic jack
  • 7-row with Trackpoint (commons with T-series)
  • Spill-resistant
  • Multimedia Fn keys
  • UltraNav (Multi finger)
  • Fingerprint reader
  • 8GB max / PC3-10600 1333MHz DDR3
  • Base sizes: 1GB, 2GB, 4GB
  • Non-parity
  • Dual-channel capable
  • Two 204-pin SO-DIMM sockets
  • TrackPoint
    • Pointing device
    • "Press-to-Select,"
    • Internet Scroll Bar
    • Magnifying glass
  • Touchpad
    • UltraNav™
    • Buttonless touchpad below keyboard
    • Tap Zones
    • Multi-touch
  • Intel® Core™ i5-2520M processor (dual-core, 2.50GHz, 3MB Cache),
    DDR3 memory controller (up to 1333MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.20GHz), HT technology
  • Intel Core i5-2540M processor (dual-core, 2.60GHz, 3MB Cache),
    DDR3 memory controller (up to 1333MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.30GHz), HT technology
  • Intel Core i7-2620M processor (dual-core, 2.70GHz, 4MB Cache),
    DDR3 memory controller (up to 1333MHz), Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 (3.40GHz), HT technology


  • 11a/b/g/n, PCIe Half Mini Card, Intel Centrino® Advanced-N 6205, 2x2
  • 11a/b/g/n, PCIe Half Mini Card, Intel Centrino Ultimate-N 6300, 3x3
  • Wireless WAN
  • Bluetooth 3.0 wireless, LED indicator
  • Ethernet
    • Non-vPro model: Intel 82579LF Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville), PHY, PCIe x1
    • vPro model: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville), PHY, PCIe x1
  • Intel Active Management Technology (iAMT)


  • 3 in 1 SD card reader. SDXC Support
  • 1 Full (WWAN or m-SATA)
  • 1 Half (WLAN)
  • 1 Express Card 54mm.
External ports
  • Docking - Port Replicator
  • VGA out
  • Display Port
  • Ethernet (RJ45)
  • Audio Combo - Headphone/Mic
  • Three USB 2.0 (one powered)

Operating environment

Physical specifications
Operating Environment
  • 8,000ft (2,438m)
    Operating w/o any in drive : 5.0°C - 35.0°C (41°F - 95°F)
    Operating w/ any in drive : 10.0°C - 35.0°C (50°F - 95°F)
    Non-operating : 5.0°C - 43.0°C (41°F -109°F)
  • 10,000ft (3,048m)
    Operating unpressurized condition : 5.0°C - 31.3°C (41°F - 88°F)
  • Relative Humidity
    Operating : 8% - 95%
    Non-operating : 5% - 95%
  • Storage : -20°C ~ 60°C (*This is only applicable to storage at WareHouse before shipment to end-users.)
  • Shipping : -20°C ~ 60°C
Corrosive Gas/Particulates
  • Corrosive Gas : G1
  • Particulates : P1
TC Accuracy
  • Specification: ±12min/year
  • Assumption: Power-On time = 140 hours/month

Note: All weight and dimensions are approximate.


AC Adapter
  • The battery pack is an internal power source to the computer when the AC adapter is not available. The battery pack is rechargeable and is charged using the AC adapter with the system.
  • You can determine how much battery power remains by using the Fuel-Gauge ThinkPad utility program. This displays the percent charge remaining, whether one or two batteries are in the system.
  • Lithium Ion 4-cell, 6-cell, or 9-cell, supports optional external battery (0A36280) as 2nd battery
  • Battery life:
    • 4-cell: up to 4.1 hr;
    • 6-cell: up to 9.2 hr;
    • 9-cell: up to 13.8 hr;
    • external battery: up to 9.4 hr;
    • 9-cell plus external battery: up to 23.2 hr
Notes: Battery life (and recharge times) will vary based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features,
power management, battery conditioning and other customer preferences. 


  • Power-on password,
  • Hard disk password
  • Supervisor password
  • Security keyhole
  • Trusted Platform Module, TCG 1.2-compliant
  • UPEK Fingerprint reader on palm rest
    • Swipe sensor
    • LED indicator
    • Power On Authentication
    • Supports the security chip
  • A Power-on password (POP) protects the system from unauthorized use. If a POP is set, the password prompt appears:
    • Each time the system is turned on
  • When the system is returned to normal operation from suspend mode
  • A Supervisor Password provides a higher level of security than the POP. The Supervisor Password protects the system functions from being used by unauthorized users,and protects the hardware configuration from unauthorized modification. The Supervisor Password prompt appears:
    • When the BIOS setup screen is accessed.
  • A Hard Drive Password (HDP) protects hard drive data from unauthorized users. Once HDP is set, data on the hard drive cannot be accessed without the correct HDP. Because the HDP is stored in the hard drive, the data remains protected even if the hard drive is removed to another system. The HDP password prompt appears:
    • Each time the system is turned on.


Operating system
  • Windows 7 Home Basic 32
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 32 and 64
  • Windows 7 Professional 32 and 64
  • Windows XP SP3
  • Vista Business 32


Optical drive
  • 9.5mm DVD & CD-RW & DVD-R/RW/RAM drive
  • 9.5mm DVD-R/RW/RAM & Blu-ray drive
Hard drive features
  • Hard Disk Drive / SATA 3.0Gb/s, 2.5" wide, 7mm high
  • 250 GB, 5,400 rpm / 320 GB, 5,400 rpm
  • 160 GB, 7,200 rpm / 320 GB, 7,200 rpm
  • Active Protection System™
  • Removable, upgradable
  • Shock Mounted Hard Drive
  • Supports the second disk in optional or standard ThinkPad Ultrabase Series 3
Note: Supported hard disk drives depend on the model.
Solid state drive features
  • Standard 128GB, 160GB solid state drive sizes.
  • Fast, reliable, lightweight, and energy-efficient.
  • Faster data rates and boot-up times than a 7200 rpm mobile hard disk drive (HDD).
  • Very low failure rates.
  • Able to withstand harsher environmental and vibration conditions than a mobile HDD.
  • Consumes less battery power than a mobile HDD.
  • Significantly lighter than a mobile HDD.


  • 12.5" (317.5mm) HD (1366x768) TFT color
    • Anti-glare
    • LED backlight
    • 200 nits
    • 16:9 aspect ratio
    • 300:1 contrast ratio
  • (Premium) 12.5" (317.5mm) HD (1366x768) TFT color
    • Anti-glare
    • LED backlight
    • 300 nits
    • 16:9 aspect ratio
    • 500:1 contrast ratio
    • IPS
    • WideView (170° viewing
Graphic Controller
  • Intel HD Graphics 3000 in processor
  • External analog monitor support via VGA DB-15 connector and digital monitor support via DisplayPort (supports single-link DVI-D via cable 45J7915)
  • Supports dual independent display
  • Maximum external resolution:
    • 2560x1600 (DisplayPort)@60Hz
    • 2048x1536 (VGA)@75Hz
    • [email protected] (single-link DVI-D via cable 45J7915)