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Lenovo ThinkPad X201

"The adjustable screen is one of the major features of the X Series allowing the screen to pivot for shared access and transform in to a handheld tablet."
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Overview

The Lenovo ThinkPad X Series ultraportable line are top of the range laptops. They come with i7 processors for ultimate processing power and energy efficiency. The X Series uses this added power to manage cooling systems that run both effectively and quietly.

The X201s also comes with an touchpoint trackpad option previously seen other ThinkPad’s, though the touch point is still remarkably useful for touch typists that wish to keep their fingers on the home row.

What we like best

The svelte look has Lenovo’s assurances of being military tested against most kinds of damage. It can suitably replace your desktop at home as it is capable of running DVDs well, despite the lack of HDMI, and is also powerful enough to play computer games as it is graphically well equipped.

The X201s comes with a 9-cell battery that keeps the laptop powered for a good 8+ hours and it also comes with an internal roll cage to provide some shock absorption, minimising the risk of damage to the machines components.

The adjustable screen is one of the major features of the X Series allowing the screen to pivot for shared access and transform in to a handheld tablet. This feature is well implemented and does not betray the structural integrity of the system in the slightest.

What we like least

The lack of a HDMI port is quite a let-down. The minor faults with this system, such as the poor quality speakers, are tiny irritations when considering the high functionality of the system.

The verdict

As an ultraportable, weight and size have been key in the design process for this system. It cannot be faulted in terms of lightness, compactability, and ease of portability. It is a comprehensive system with only a few minor issues such as the lack of HDMI and lower quality speakers, but overall it's a brilliant buy!

Specifications

Processor Speed

2.53 GHz

Processor

Intel Core i5

RAM

Up to 4 Gb DDR3 RAM

Screen Size

12.1 inch
WXGA

Graphics

Intel GMA HDIntegrated Graphics

Hard Drive Storage

Up to 320 Gb Hitachi 7200 RPM Hard Drive

Battery

9-cell

Multimedia

Webcam
Fingerprint reader
Headphone jack
Microphone jack
Stereo speakers
SIM Card Reader

Ports

1 x Ethernet
3 x USB
1 x VGA

Weight & Size

295mm (W) x 33mm (H) x 234mm (D)
1.6Kg

Connectivity

WLAN
Bluetooth

Operating System

Windows 7 Professional

Product Description

The Lenovo ThinkPad X201 is part of the illustrious Lenovo X series, these laptops are fully kitted out with processing power from Intel, and you can make a selection right up to the top with an i7 processor. The power of the processor in the Lenovo ThinkPad X201 is matched only by the impressive graphics chipset, with an Intel GMA HD integrated Graphics selection that will give you peak visuals on hard to run graphics.

Lenovo ThinkPad X201

Lenovo ThinkPad X201

With great internal specifications and a hard hitting 9-cell battery to really give you the charge to function at full capacity the Lenovo ThinkPad really lets you fire on all cylinders. With the near netbook sized screen at 12.1 inch the Lenovo ThinkPad X201 is a most compact machine,, just 1.6 Kg in weight.

Lenovo ThinkPad X201 is one of the early ultraportables, this essentially is an eponymous format name, you really can travel at ease with the Lenovo ThinkPad X201 and really get the job done on the go.

If you want to find out more about its features, read the PC Site Lenovo ThinkPad X201 review.

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