ThinkPad X200 Laptop Review
We review the
rugged Lenovo ThinkPad X200
ThinkPad X200 is pretty much a newer version of
the ultraportable 12.1" Thinkpad X61.
like most ThinkPad notebooks is a very capable laptop computer that
all around performance and features.
fact it offers better performance then the ThinkPad X300 but for a more
The Lenovo ThinkPad X200
for the business user
though because of its rugged nature it will also make a great durable
tech companion to home users alike.
the X200 won't weigh your laptop briefcase down either and
well despite it's size it also contains a powerful backbone.
While the X200 is smaller
ThinkPads it packs
plenty of horsepower to churn through you day to day business grind
issue. It's Intel
Core 2 Duo processor
ripped through various business applications including Microsoft Office
Microsoft Project among others.
Powerful ThinkPad X200 Laptops
We were impressed also
powerful features the
Lenovo ThinkPad X200 got solid battery life, even better then the older
all without burning our lap in the process.
What's also great about
the X200 is
that you have the option
to configure up to 4GB of working memory, and the newer, faster, and
powerful solid state hard drive (SSD) for storage.
As you see the 12.1" X200 is a mighty little
Moving from the inside
back out the
X200 is a very durable
portable laptop. It
includes an alloy
case and frame and standard ThinkPad durability elsewhere. Like usual with ThinkPad
laptops steel hinges
add durability, and the X200 includes spill drains on the keyboard to
potentially funnel out your afternoon mochochino in the event of an
Of course like other
upgrading your computer is a
snap also thanks to easy access panels to key components such as the
and memory. Swapping
components such as the keyboard is a snap too via labeled screws on the
of the laptop case.
Expansion ports on the
Lenovo ThinkPad X200 include
basic amenities such as
3 USB ports, a monitor VGA output, Ethernet jack, ExpressCard expansion
and modem port depending on the configuring you choose.
Nothing extremely fancy such as HDMI output,
though because of the X200's business nature you're not really going to
these type of special features.
What we also liked with
X200 was its inclusion
of a slightly brighter screen over the older X61.
While it's great that we get a brighter
screen with the X200, it still isn't as bright as we would have hoped
especially noticeable during outdoor use or where there is a lot of sun
glare. Of course
the brighter screen is
a welcomed addition and we aren't really complaining here.
Overall the Lenovo
ThinkPad X200 is a great
do all business laptop offering
great performance in a small package along with standard ThinkPad
one of these babies up
with one of the faster Intel Core 2 Duo processors offered and 4GB of
RAM and the
X200 will rip through business chores.
On top of its performance
even potentially get up to
a whopping 10 hours of battery life on an optional 9 Cell battery. Wow! What can we say; the
IBM ThinkPad X200 is a
great business class notebook.
Of course every great
thing still has
some room for
criticism. On the
top of our list is the
lack of a built-in optical drive.
it would be a nice addition, we can't really expect this in a laptop
a compact frame so in this situation dreamers will be dreamers. Also we would
like to see a touchpad instead
of just a eraser style TouchPoint pointer stick but once again its
nature doesn't leave a large amount of room to spare.
Putting these minor
gripes aside we
highly recommend the
Lenovo ThinkPad X200 for all your small or large scale business needs. If you've used a ThinkPad
before, then the
X200 is going to continue to wow you with its flexible performance and
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