ThinkPad X280

Lenovo ThinkPad X280

ThinkPad X280

Our agility enables yours

The thin and ultralight ThinkPad X280 optimises your journey to success. All-day battery life with RapidCharge ensures uninterrupted inspiration on the go. And whether you’re in the office, at the corner cafe, or at 30,000 feet, you can rest assured your ideas stay yours with enhanced security features.

    Our agility enables yours

  • Features


    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.

    Portability perfected

    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.

    ThinkPad X280

    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.

    Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Left Side View

    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.

    Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Left and Right Side View

    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.

    Lenovo ThinkPad X280 Front View
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  • Tech Specs

    Tech Specs

    Description Lenovo ThinkPad X280
    • 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
    Operating System
    • 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
    Optional on-cell touchscreen
    Intel UHD Graphics 620
    16GB max / 2400MHz* DDR4, memory soldered to systemboard, no SO-DIMM socket
    *System clocks down for processors with lower memory controller
    • 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 drive
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 307.7 x 209.8 x 17.4-17.8 (mm)
    • HD non-touch: starting at 1.26 kg
    • FHD non-touch: starting at 1.13 kg
    • FHD touch: starting at 1.27 kg
    Case colour
    6-cell (48 Wh), integrated
    Battery life1
    Up to 16.6 hours
    AC adaptor
    65W 3-pin USB-C
    Optional backlit keyboard
    Fingerprint reader
    Match on Chip (MoC) touch fingerprint reader (optional)
    Audio support
    Stereo with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
    Wireless LAN
    Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265, Wi-Fi 2x2 802.11ac + Bluetooth® 4.2*
    *Bluetooth® 4.2 capabilities limited by Windows OS
    Wireless WAN
    Integrated global mobile broadband LTE-A (optional)
    • 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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