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.