Lenovo ThinkPad X1

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81
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Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
81

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review

For weeks now, Lenovo aficionados have been salivating. Thanks to a series of leaks, more than a few of you have been awaiting the ThinkPad X1, the skinny, girlfriend-proof follow-up to the company's vaunted X series. One problem: it didn't officially exist. Well, the jig is up, and the X1 is at last a real, whirring product, on sale tomorrow with a starting price of $1,349. As expected, it marries that iconic red nub and rock-solid construction with some flourishes you haven't yet seen on a ThinkPad, including a 13.3-inch Gorilla Glass display, integrated, fast-charging battery, and a buttonless trackpad. And, as you may have gathered from those leaked shots, it's the slimmest ThinkPad yet, measuring just 16.5mm (0.65 inches) at its thinnest point. Throw in Intel Core 2011 processor options and you'll see Lenovo has made one lofty promise: a svelte system that performs like a heavyweight and whose design is modern, but not too much of a departure from the classic ThinkPad uniform. So how close does the X1 come to living up to these towering claims? Let's find out.

Pros
  • Thin, durable design with a superb keyboardFast-charging batteryGood speakers
Cons
  • Short battery lifeReflective displayLimited CPU selection
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Windows (7)

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (2520M)
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
yes (GSM-based)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
SLI
no
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333) (204-pin SODIMM)

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (3.0 GBps) (yes)
RAID support
no

System

Chipset
Intel (QM67)

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
yes (PCI Express Mini)

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
yes
Fingerprint reader
yes
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer
Battery access
Removable

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3.0 (1 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD, MMC)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
Hybrid

Key Specs

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Other
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick

General

Type
Ultraportable
Bundled OS
Other

Display

Screen surface
Glossy

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (2520M)
Processor speed
2.5 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
no

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
yes (GSM-based)

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
SLI
no
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI (Mini connector)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1333) (204-pin SODIMM)

Storage details

Storage interface
SATA (3.0 GBps) (yes)
RAID support
no

System

Chipset
Intel (QM67)

Slots / bays / chassis

Expansion card slots
yes (PCI Express Mini)

Environmental

System cooling
Fan-cooled

Other features

Docking station port
yes
Fingerprint reader
yes
Integrated webcam
yes
Security lock slot
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to10 hour
Battery type
Li-polymer
Battery access
Removable

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad, Pointing stick (Multi-touch)

Connections

USB
3.0 (1 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
2.1 + EDR

Audio

Audio inputs
3.5mm
Audio outputs
3.5mm
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD, MMC)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no