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All posts tagged "thinkpad x1"


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lenovo ThinkPad X1: Maybe the Best ThinkPad Ever

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Dell Laptops & Netbooks" @ 10:00 PM

http://notebooks.com/2011/05/16/len...kpad-x1-review/

"The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is the latest high-end ThinkPad from Lenovo - bringing tapered sides, a backlit spill resistant keyboard, rollcage and Gorilla Glass screen to highly mobile package that feels and looks thinner and lighter than it is designed for mobile professionals who will appreciate the military spec ruggedness and the ability to charge the built in battery to 80% in about 30 minutes."

Quite an outstanding review, ending with a statement that this is the best ThinkPad that they've ever tested. From its military-spec (MILSPEC) build quality, to its metal hinges, tapered edges and Gorilla Glass screen, this is a solid, rugged system, designed with the road warrior in mind. This is a serious competitor to the MacBook Air!

With outstanding Dolby Home Theater V4 audio, an excellent backlit keyboard (Lenovo's first on a ThinkPad), dedicated VoIP keys, and rapidcharge technology (charges from 0% to 80% in about 30 minutes), adding Lenovo's optional battery slice (called a battery wedge in the video) roughly doubles battery life to around 8-hours, meeting the goal of being untethered for an entire business day.

Pricing with an Intel Core i3, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit, 4GB RAM, 720p HD Camera, a 320GB 7200rpm hard drive, a 13.3-inch LCD at 1366x768, and, mercifully, very little bloatware to uninstall, is $1249, and ships within eight (8) business days. The battery slice will add about $150 to the overall cost.


Friday, May 20, 2011

A Look At The Lenovo Thinkpad X1

Posted by Hooch Tan in "Laptop Thoughts News" @ 08:30 AM

http://thisismynext.com/2011/05/16/...cklit-keyboard/

"Sure, Lenovo hasn’t done a great job of keeping a lid on its new premium ultraportable, but that doesn’t mean the official unveil of the Thinkpad X1 is any less exciting. The 13-inch laptop is far from just another thin and light ThinkPad in Lenovo’s stash — this one is actually packed to the little red nub with new tech and a totally fresh design."

When I hear the name Thinkpad, I think battle hardened workhorse laptop. Of course, that comes from growing up with them as the corporate laptop of choice when the Thinkpads were still under the IBM banner. The X1 is a thin, light and updated with the latest tech while still keeping that classic black slate look. I do not know if it is considered as trendy or as hip as a Macbook or Samsung Series 9, but I every Thinkpad I have had has been a trusted and comfortable companion. Do any of you have a favourite laptop? A strong friend who has been with you through thick and thin?


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

ThinkPad X1 Maybe Coming May 17, 2011: Fast, Thin, Rugged, Expensive

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Other Laptops & Netbooks" @ 07:00 PM

http://notebooks.com/2011/05/11/len...d-design-video/

"Lenovo hasn’t officially announced the ThinkPad X1, but the company has now released a trailer for the upcoming ultrathin notebook that shows off the X1′s features and teases a May 17th arrival date."

The X1 has gotten quite a bit of press, the raves being thinness, a fast processor, SSD, 8GB RAM, great battery with a fast recharge cycle, military-spec ruggedness (gorilla glass, somewhat puncture-proof, waterproof keyboard and somewhat drop-proof), and a backlit keyboard; the only negative so far is the estimated street-price of about $3000. This may entice me back to the ThinkPad and Windows 7 camp.


Monday, April 25, 2011

Lenovo X1 Takes On the MacBook Air

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Other Laptops & Netbooks" @ 09:00 PM

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4283/...ridge-gets-thin

"Lenovo is taking another swing at the MacBook Air. Having discontinued their X300 ultraportable line, Lenovo seemed content to compete at the 11" and 12" form factor, without sitting a horse at the popular but Air dominated 13.3" form factor. But a listing on a Swiss computer distributor's site leaked and documents released on the Lenovo channel distributors' site confirmed that the ThinkPad purveyor is planning to take on the Air with a 21.5 mm thick ultraportable notebook called the X1."

Lenovo is set to battle the MacBook Air with their new X1, throwing a much faster processor, backlit keyboard, and new battery technology into the fray. Advertised in Switzerland as "the thinnest ThinkPad ever built," the X1 has passed eight US military specification durability tests, has a (outdoor panel) 1366x768 screen made of Corning "gorilla glass," and sports the newest 32nm Intel Core i5 processor. Windows 7 64-bit Professional is standard. Also standard are a LED-backlit keyboard, USB 3.0, HDMI-out, TPM 1.2 security module, a fingerprint reader, 8GB RAM, 160GB SSD, and -unlocked- 3G networking. Battery life is estimated at five hours using only the primary battery, and ten hours adding a 35W battery "slice." This same battery appears to be also headed for Lenovo's X-Slate Honeycomb tablet in the near future.

Some of this information is missing in the (English) story, but the Swiss-German link has additional tidbits to be gleaned, including a starting weight of about 3-pounds, increasing to about 3.8-pounds, presumably adding the battery slice, with the thickness ranging from 16.5-mm to 21.5mm. This looks like a pretty spectacular notebook, so it'll be interesting to see if it performs as well as it looks. Available in Switzerland today, expected cost is estimated at around $2,200 in the US. Swiss prices are higher. Pretty expensive, but it does include Lenovo's three year warranty. Nice to see some serious competition in this space!


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