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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad X100e should appeal to users who need something a little bit more powerful than a netbook and a bit smaller than a 13-inch ultraportable. If you can get over the relatively short battery life, the X100e is highly recommended for its solid performance and great design.
Conclusion: When we first saw Lenovo's smallest ThinkPad we were smitten. It has that ThinkPad quality in just the right size package for ultimate portability. And it doesn't make usability concessions due to its small size: the keyboard is superb and the UltraNav dual pointing device is tops.
Pros: Faster and better built than the average netbook., Better than netbook performance, higher resolution 11.6" display vs. standard netbooks, excellent build, good looks, fantastic keyboard and very good UltraNav. Plenty of USB ports, Gigabit Ethernet, optional broadband and good graphics performanc...
Cons: Battery life is acceptable but not stellar, gets warmer than ATOM-based netbooks., Runs hotter than most Intel-based netbooks, performance isn't up to current full notebook spec though Lenovo puts it in their notebook category. Battery runtimes are acceptable but not impressive. Bluetooth is opti...
Excerpt: In the old days, buying an ultralight ThinkPad meant cashing in the kids’ college fund. Designed for executives looking to make a statement, the lightweight machines were showy, expensive, and hardly designed for serious, all-day computing.
Pros: ThinkPad looks at Aspire prices. Outstanding keyboard for a machine this small. Red shell option provides 20 percent more bling for the buck.
Cons: Lackluster screen, with washed-out colors. Difficult to open (and impossible with one hand). Some troubling bugginess: Machine occasionally wouldn’t reboot without removing and replacing the battery. Uninspired performance.