Summary: The 11.6" screen operating at 1366 x 768 resolution isn't overly bright nor is it as vibrant as the display on the recently reviewed HP Envy , but it also doesn't carry a $300 premium. It certainly gets the job done but isn't the best we've seen.
Conclusion: Lenovo successfully created and released an inexpensive, small notebook for business use , with decent application and graphics performance. We especially liked the extensive communication facilities , which also include a broadband modem. Because of its matte, reasonably bright screen you can even take care of business communication on the move, at least as long as the sun does not fall directly onto the screen. The battery life is alright for that.
Pros: Small, lightweight, mobile, Pointing devices, Matte Screen, Extensive communication features, Good computing power for a 11 inch model, Good application performance, high screen resolution and extensive communication facilities in a mini-laptop in the netbook format
Cons: Interface arrangement not suitable for left-handers, Scratch-sensitive surfaces, Only moderate battery life, Temperature development, No docking port, An autonomous docking port is a must-have in a business notebooks.
Summary: The dual-core version of the ThinkPad x100e is a much better bet than the original single-core version. Battery life is still an issue, but it's a nice-to-the-touch 11.6-inch business Netbook.
Summary: The ThinkPad x100e is essentially the ThinkPad Netbook users have been dreaming of, with one of the best keyboards we've ever tested. Unfortunately, its performance, though better than that of Atom Netbooks, comes at the cost of longer battery life.
Excerpt: Lenovo ThinkPad laptops are known for their superb build quality and professional looks. Here’s a laptop that goes a step further, the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e. Touted as the most affordable laptop in the ThinkPad family, this one is a netbook-sized, light-weight and classy ultra-portable business gadget.
Lenovo ThinkPad X100e review – budget ultraportable at its best
14 August 2010
Conclusion: In the end, the new Lenovo X100e with AMD dual-core inside is a big improvement over the single core version. It keeps the good parts, including construction, chassis and keyboard, but takes performance, autonomy and heat/noise to another level. That makes it a desired product, especially since it is decently priced below 600 bucks. In fact, it was so appreciated by the guys at Notebookreview.com , that they gave it an Editor’s Choice Award .
Summary: Lenovo offers dual core models of the ThinkPad X100e for $499 and up, and given my experience with this laptop that’s a pretty good price for what you get. Unfortunately, the AMD chips used in these laptops are already dated, and I suspect you would get better performance and similar battery life out of a newer laptop with a dual core AMD Athlon II Neo K325 processor.
Summary: We're definitely fans of the dual-core ThinkPad X100e's svelte form factor, responsive keyboard, great navigation options, and strong multimedia playback. Our tests make it clear that the dual-core AMD Turion X2 CPU offers better performance and longer battery life than the less-expensive single-core X100e.
Excerpt: The Thinkpad X series are the Lenovo ultraportable and the X100e is the entry-level model of the series. In turn, the X100e is available in two versions: NTT27IX and NTT2FIX and the difference (100 € approximately) is that it has integrated 3G modem. The accuracy was a must given that the little care, in the comparison site it was only the price difference and not the cause.