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X301 Mobile at the Coffee Shop



1630052 As I am sure most of you are aware by now Team GBM is using some loaner Lenovo computers to cover CES (if you didn’t know that, they did :) ).   I was supposed to be going this year, but things didn’t work out.   I did still get a Lenovo X301 for a while since it was a last second decision not to go on the trip.   I will be holding down the fort and helping out on some of the coverage on the back end since those guys will be running around all over the place.

In preparation for next week, I am sitting at the local Starbucks getting some things set up and read to go. I have had this X301 for a little while now, but with the 2 HP machines and the holidays it hasn’t been getting the attention it has needed :).   I have been on it some, but not enough to really give a full review just yet.

I will post more later as I start to use the machine more and more, but I have 2 comments right off.   First, as always the keyboard on this Lenovo is wonderful.   Since I started using the Lenovo units back with the x60t, the keyboards have been wonderful.   Second, The screen is brilliant on this thing!   One of the best I have seen on any computer I have used.

Now, If we could just get Lenovo to turn off those LOUD beeps on sleep/power change we’d be all set.   It would be even better if I could remember to go into the BIOS to turn it off, but I keep forgetting



  1. Chad

    01/02/2009 at 9:00 am

    I turned off my beeping for my X200 Tablet. I just checked and I’m pretty sure it was under the Lenovo Power Manager, I’m in Advanced Mode (dont know if it makes a difference) under the “Global Power Settings” uncheck the “Beep when power state changes”

  2. blash

    01/03/2009 at 10:13 am

    At least on my X200T, just muting the volume in Windows gets rid of the beeps. This isn’t my main music machine or whatever, I use it primarily for taking notes so keeping this muted 24/7 is generally not that big of a deal.

  3. blash

    01/03/2009 at 10:14 am

    hehe ninja’d by chad…. and thanks for the tip :)

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