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Lenovo ThinkPad X270 packs business features into a smaller PC
This article is part of the Access issue of October 2017, Vol. 1, No. 7
The Lenovo ThinkPad X-series has long been known for combining portability and durability with an excellent keyboard. The 12.5-inch ThinkPad X270 takes that one step further as the smallest X-series laptop. Starting at just under $800, it's more expensive than an entry-level Dell Latitude, but this ThinkPad provides a wealth of business features that are not common in a notebook this size. The Windows 10-powered Lenovo ThinkPad X270 passed 12 military-grade tests for durability. The 12.5-inch 1080p display delivers spectacular viewing angles and color fidelity, and a less-expensive 720p display is also available. In the center of the keyboard is the iconic red ThinkPad pointing stick that controls the cursor on the screen, the go-to device for true touch-typists. The pointing stick has three dedicated buttons just below the space bar, all of which offer excellent tactile feedback. The ThinkPad X270 has specifications befitting a mainstream notebook. Optional processor choices include Intel 7th generation "Kaby Lake" dual-core ...
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