No, it isn’t a Tablet PC. The Lenovo ThinkPad X301 is a refresh, and maybe a bit more than a refresh of the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 (Check out Rob’s InkShow of the X300). Every notebook that is released in the Ã¢â‚¬Ëœthin and light’ category is compared to the MacBook Air these days. The X301 is no different. I’ve never held an Air (can you hold air?) but I’m very impressed with the size and weight of the X300. It is extraordinarily light and thin. With that in mind, it also contains a bay for an optical driver or an extra battery. But more importantly, I’m impressed with the power and the speed of operation. The evaluation unit I’m working with has a Core 2 Duo U9400 running at 1.4GHz It also contains an Intel 64GB SSD and is running with 2GB of RAM. I have to say, this notebook just screams as a performer. I have not yet had a chance to really do any heavy lifting on the device, but if you’re ““in the cloudÃ¢â‚¬Â and need a full notebook, I don’t see how the X301 could let you down. It can be ordered with or without integrated broadband. Of course it isn’t all a bed of roses, as you’ll see when I try to put the unit to sleep.
I’ll be working with the X301 for the next few weeks and report more as I put it through some paces. In the meantime, enjoy this first look InkShow
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