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An IT administrator's dream
Quickly log in with ease — just the touch of your finger or the view of your face if you opt for the IR camera and use Windows Hello. What’s more, the fingerprint reader (optional) thwarts biometric hacking with anti-spoofing technology — that means the fingerprint image is saved inside the chip, and as such, it’s not sent out for login authentication when you sign in.
Your data is protected too, with the discrete Trusted Platform Module (dTPM), which encrypts your information.
And if that’s not enough to make IT administrators love the new X280, then the FIDO authentication capabilities that ThinkPad is enabled with is sure to have them drooling. Fast Identity Online—or FIDO—enables hardened authentication that wraps your access info in three layers of security. FIDO authentication pertains to your online credentials, when you sign in to websites like Facebook or Google, or make payments via PayPal, Visa, etc. This global solution creates better security for online services, reduces costs for organisations, and is simpler and safer for users.
When we completely redesigned the all-new ThinkPad X280, we took portability seriously. It weighs in at 1.16 kg—13% less than its predecessor. And at just 17.4 mm, it’s 15% thinner as well. Which means you’re getting the most compact 12.5” Ultrabook.
Primed for productivity
Despite its aggressively streamlined design, the ThinkPad X280 packs even more punch than previous models. From cutting-edge 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors to fast PCIe SSD storage, from RapidCharge to its innovative security options, the X280 gives you the resources to drive your business forward.
From 0 to 80 in 60
The ThinkPad X280 delivers starting at 13 hours of battery life. And if you’re running low, the RapidCharge feature provides 80% capacity in just an hour (requires 65W AC Adapter). So a lunch break or a layover is a quick opportunity to bank more than 13 hours on your battery.
Down with dongles
Connecting on the road—or even in one of your own conference rooms—can be a hassle. That’s why we’ve packed the X280 with a robust selection of connectors—including Thunderbolt, USB Type-C, HDMI, and more.
Prepare to be thunderstruck
The ThinkPad X280 includes Intel® Thunderbolt™ 3—the technology that brings lightning-fast Thunderbolt to USB-C at speeds up to 40 Gbps. Connect a cable from your USB-C port to a Thunderbolt 3-enabled device, and get four times the data and twice the video bandwidth of any other port type, while also supplying power.
For your eyes only
Data security is more important than ever. That’s why we designed the X280 with a range of security options. ThinkShutter means you don’t have to put a sticker on your laptop camera to ensure privacy; just close it up when you’re not using it. The match-on-chip touch fingerprint reader, available as a configurable option, gives you secure login without the hassle of passwords. The optional IR Camera, though not with a ThinkShutter, also brings the ease of facial login with Windows Hello.Show MoreLess
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Description Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Processor
- 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U Processor (6M Cache, 1.6 GHz, 3.4 GHz max)
- 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8350U Processor (6M Cache, 1.7 GHz, 3.6 GHz max), vPro™
- 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8550U Processor (8M Cache, 1.8 GHz, 4.0 GHz max)
- 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U Processor (8M Cache, 1.9 GHz, 4.2 GHz max), vPro
- Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- Windows 10 Pro 64-bit - Lenovo recommends Windows 10 Pro.
- 12.5" HD, Anti-Glare
- 12.5" FHD IPS, Anti-Glare
- 12.5" FHD IPS, Anti-Glare, Touch
Multi-TouchOptional on-cell touchscreen GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 620 Memory16GB max / 2400MHz* DDR4, memory soldered to systemboard, no SO-DIMM socket*System clocks down for processors with lower memory controller Webcam
- Standard: 720p HD camera with ThinkShutter
- Optional: IR camera - required for Windows Hello and facial recognition, but it does not have ThinkShutter
- Both with dual array microphone
- Some: M.2 SSD / SATA: 128GB
- Some: M.2 SSD / PCIe NVMe OPAL2: 256GB / 512GB / 1TB
Optical driveNone Dimensions (W x D x H) 307.7 x 209.8 x 17.4-17.8 (mm) Weight
- HD non-touch: starting at 1.26 kg
- FHD non-touch: starting at 1.13 kg
- FHD touch: starting at 1.27 kg
Case colourBlack Battery6-cell (48 Wh), integrated Battery life1Up to 16.6 hours AC adaptor65W 3-pin USB-C KeyboardOptional backlit keyboard Fingerprint readerMatch on Chip (MoC) touch fingerprint reader (optional) Audio supportStereo with Dolby® Audio™ Premium Wireless LANIntel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, Wi-Fi 2x2 802.11ac + Bluetooth® 4.2*
*Bluetooth® 4.2 capabilities limited by Windows OS
Wireless WANIntegrated global mobile broadband LTE-A (optional) NFCNone Ports
- 2 x USB 3.0
- 1 x USB-C
- 1 x Thunderbolt (x2 Gen3)
- 1 x HDMI
- 1 x native RJ 45 with dongle
- Combo audio/microphone jack
- CS18 side docking connector
Specifications and availability may differ from that promoted or available from Lenovo resellers from time to time.
- 1 Battery life (and recharge times) will vary based on many factors including screen brightness, applications, features, power management, battery conditioning and other customer preferences.
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