The Lenovo ThinkPad X100e is an 11.6 inch laptop with an AMD processor and Lenovo’s signature TrackPoint pointing stick in addition to a large touchpad. Peter at Netbooked has posted one of the first detailed reviews of this thin and light business-class notebook. The verdict? The ergonomics are excellent. The battery life? Not so much.
That shouldn’t come as any surprise, since Lenovo clearly stated that the ThinkPad X100e would get just about 2 hours of run time off of a standard battery and only up to 5 hours with the higher capacity battery. But Peter says you’ll be lucky to get from 3 to 4 hours.
On the bright side, Peter says the laptop has one of the best keyboards he’s used, the AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor offers a decent performance boost over your typical Intel Atom processor, and the fan is very quiet.
As an added bonus, Peter used my benchmarks to compare the ThinkPad X100e with a number of other systems including models with Intel CULV or Intel Atom processors. You can find that chart, plus more details at Netbooked. The ThinkPad X100e is available from Lenovo for $449 and up.
The Neo supports virtualization in hardware. The Atom doesn’t. Great for business users that do dev in virtual machines, I can’t wait.
I wish it had an Atom, or CULV. I can’t see myself buying a netbook with such crappy heat and battery life.
Keyboard looks awesome, though.
I thought this was going to come with more processor options. Specifically the Turion Neo X2 L625. Maybe I’ve confused it with another… Would have really loved it to sport HDMI as well.Outside of those two items it seems like a well built and capable machine. Add in those two options and I might just breakdown and get one.
Edit: Must have been reading something else. The article mentions several times that the Neo X2 options will be available at a later date. That just leaves HDMI. Sooo close to perfection.
Comments are closed.