Lenovo ThinkPad X260 Review, Old Good Design

While on the quest for thinner laptops, a majority of manufacturers end up sacrificing both the keyboard quality and battery life. Despite the fact that the ThinkPad x260 is not the slimmest laptop on the market, its lightweight provides a perfect balance between productivity and performance. With a starting price of $763, the ThinkPad X260 combines a rather snappy keyboard, solid performance, a full suite of ports and an accurate touchpad. All in all, here are some of the key features that the Lenovo ThinkPad X260 has to offer.

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 front

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 – Old Good Design:

Concocted with a black raven chassis which is accented with status lights on both the deck and lid together with a red TrackPoint nub on the keyboard, the Lenovo think the pad is unquestionably in a class of its own. Apart from the Black Raven chassis, the Lenovo Think Pad also features a glass fiber reinforced plastic, which makes the laptop irresistible to any external damages. According to the laptop’s manufacturers, Lenovo, the Think Pad x260 has passed the durability tests for shocks, extreme temperatures, and vibrations.

Weighing a 3.2 pounds, the Lenovo ThinkPad X260 is not only small enough to fit in almost all types of tray tables but also light enough to carry. Some of the laptop’s main competitors such as the Dell Latitude E7270 and the HP 745 G3 are thinner but do not come with as much battery life. With that being said the Lenovo Think pad can accommodate two batteries, one internal while the second one is removable.

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 side

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 – Display and Audio:

Three screen options are available, a 1366 x 768 display that comes with an IPS system for better brightness, a plain 1366 x 768 and a 1920 x 1080 display unit. Apart from the three display options, a pair of bottom facing speakers which offer an exceedingly high-quality audio output has also been included. At maximum volume, the audio output is loud enough to fill a full sized to the medium sized living room. Additionally, the Lenovo ThinkPad X260 also comes with a preloaded Dolby Audio application which will assist the owner in tweaking the equalizer settings. Te application features a dynamic profile which is ideal for voice calls, movies and games.

Keyboard, Touchpad, and TrackPoint:

The laptops spill resistant keyboard, is exceedingly comfortable, well-spaced and snappy. The smile-shaped curves make the keys easy to target. Just like all the other laptops in the X-series, the x260 has a rather reasonable amount of vertical travel which in turn offers a much better experience. An optional backlight is also available and is bright enough in both high and low settings. The ThinkPad also comes with two separate navigation tools; a TrackPoint pointing stick and a buttonless touchpad.

Ports and Webcam:

The X260 features all the ports that a productivity user needs. However, despite having all the necessary ports, the Lenovo ThinkPad still lacks a USB Type-C port. The laptops left side features an HDMI port, two 3.0 USB ports, an optional smart card reader and a mini display port. Other key features on the left side include an SD card reader and an Ethernet port.

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 rear

Lenovo ThinkPad X260 – Performance and Battery Life:

The Lenovo ThinkPad X260 comes with an Intel Core i5 6300U C.P.U unit, a 256 hard disk drive and 8GB RAM. With such specifications, the Lenovo x260 is powerful enough to handle multi-tasking activities and far-reaching productivity tasks. The x260 comes with a six cell 72 watt per hour of battery life. When a larger battery is included, the laptop runs for an approximated 17 hours.


The Lenovo ThinkPad X260 is an excellent choice for individuals who need to be productive while on the go, due to its epic life, ideal size, strong maintenance performance and a rather comfortable keyboard. With that said, if you are looking for a laptop that offers usability together with portability, then you should consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X260.