Sunday, 1 February 2009
Lenovo Thinkpad X300
First class. The X300 is an improvement on the ThinkPad X61. The X300 is light, thin and a direct competitor to the macbook air. It has an inbuilt DVD drive, a rarity in its class of personal computers. At its heart is an amazing solid state drive, and although it may only be 64GB, the drive has no moving parts, is less sustainable to hard drive failures, and performs faster than regular hard drives. There’s a decent 1.2GHz Intel dual core processor and 2 GB of RAM. Weighing in at just 1.4Kg, with a full keyboard, it certainly is an ultraportable laptop. It looks rugged and sturdy, following the credible ThinkPad design mantra. The X300 has a 13.3 inch screen with a rich maximum resolution of 1440x900 pixels, it also has an inbuilt webcam and a noise canceling microphone for excellent video conferencing. The three USB ports would prove useful to a busy user, and its removable battery is a distinct advantage. The X300 is certainly a business laptop with a lot of class. Costs will vary depending on certain options at purchase.