Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is a sturdy and thin laptop that looks neat both while holding and working. Amongst all the ThinkPads that Lenovo has come up with, the ThinkPad X1 definitely stands out as far as its design and looks are concerned. The sections given further will give a detailed insight on this laptop.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is powered by 2.5 GHz Intel Core i5-2520M processor. Equipped with 1333 MHz 4 GB DDR3 SDRAM the processing becomes smooth and swift. The Hitachi 7200 rpm speeded Hard disk drive is 320 GB capacitated. Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) is the operating system running all the applications on this laptop. 64 MB dedicated graphics card/ 1696 MB Intel HD 3000 has been given in the laptop.
For audio stereo speaker and headphone/microphone combo jack has been given and for video HDMI Mini DisplayPort has been given. Data transfer options include one 3.0 USB port, one 2.0 USB port, one 2.0 eSATA combo port and one SD Card slot. The connectivity options given in ThinkPad X1 are Ethernet, 802.11n, WiFi, Bluetooth and optional mobile broadband. The screen size of the laptop is 13.3 inches and height 0.65-0.85 inches. The dimensions of the laptop are 13.3 x 9.1 inches and weighs 4.7 pounds with AC adapter.
Design and performance
Looks of Lenovo ThinkPad X1 are something that will impress one and all. Its sleek look and robust built not only makes the laptop great for indoor official use but for great for travelling too. Among all the ThinkPads Lenovo has ever made X1 is the sleekest. The performance of the laptop is not noticeably different from other ThinkPads by Lenovo. The design too is almost similar except for the fact that it has become slimmer.
It has matte black coating on the outside and the classic ThinkPad logo still finds its place where it always has been. It is angular and has got sharp edges with tapered sides. He inside and outside touch of the laptop is rubberised. The feel of the laptop does well as compared to seeing its screen. The ThinkVantage button is still there that launches the Lenovo’s launch page for its software and services that have been pre-installed. The LED lighting works effectively in a dimly lit room.For web conferencing the HD webcam works nicely with pretty strong low light sensitivity; maximum resolution being 1280 x 720 pixels. One of the major advantages here is the variety of configurations Lenovo offers in this laptop. The processor too is slightly faster than the other variations.
The integrated battery of X1 doesn’t last long enough as expected. Inspite of thin, the laptop isn’t as lightweight. The 13 inch screen was a bit of disappointment for its clarity and sharpness.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 is a new development only when its predecessors are concerned, but when it comes to comparisons with Macbook Air and Dell Adamo, X1 still lags behind.