- Dec 1, 2008
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Lenovo ThinkPad series is the most well known in their NoteBook product line.
Continue IBM prime design tradition, the X series NoteBook is still very popular for commercial users.
Especially the previous X201 with CULV version, the price drops a lot.
Even the budget concerned user also can have the good commercial grade quality product.
The parity ThinkPad is more competitive. Besides the product C/P is enhanced, it also attracts the users sight.
I still remember the year before, Intel NoteBook CPU almost are Core 2 Duo.
The main models are TX00 and PX00 series. Also CULV CPU is focus on low clock and power consumption.
After Q1 2010, you can see many brands use new Intel structure - Core i3/i5/i7 3 CPU series.
It’s with new chipset for higher performance.
Lenovo next generation 12 inch ThinkPad, model X201.
According to CPU level, there are X201i, X201, X201s, and X201t four series.
This review is X201i-A22, has 3 versions, with Intel Core i3-330M CPU.
First, let’s look the Lenovo ThinkPad X201i outlook, same as X200 series.
The chassis is magnesium alloy with special coating. The matt surface is more commercial quality.
It doesn’t like bright coating will paint-shed after long time usage.
Battery and body shell quality can be better if they are the same.
4Cell battery and the spec is NOM 2.0 AH 29WH
The adaptor is smaller version. The cable is quite crude.
A22 is the X201i version which is without Windows7. The accessories are simple.
Upper lid front has 3 Status LED.
From Left: Power in, thermal holes (X200 is copper), USB, D-SUB, RJ45 LAN, ExpressCard, USB(Always On USB), Wifi switch
From Left: USB, earphone, Mic, MODEM phone line jack, HDD, anti-thief lock