Excerpt: Ever since we first met Lenovo's ThinkPad X100e at CES we've had it on a virtual pedestal as the perfect solution between a netbook and a larger 13- or 14-inch ULV ultraportable. That's because in addition to carrying the renowned ThinkPad brand, its AMD Neo processor / ATI graphics combo promise more power than the typical Intel Atom N450-powered netbook, and with an 11.6-inch screen the chassis can accommodate a wider keyboard and touchpad.
Pros: Compact, sturdy build, Stellar chiclet keyboard, Impressive graphics performance for its class
Cons: Awkward, protruding six-cell battery, Sub-par battery life, Gets warm after only a few minutes of use
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.
Pros: Great keyboard, Strong video playback, Good sound
Cons: Runs very hot under stress, Expensive, Low wireless scores
Excerpt: THE latest ThinkPad X100e is more of an entry-level ultraportable notebook than a netbook. Instead of the usual Atom-based processor, it runs on an AMD Athlon Neo X2 Single-Core MV-40 processor. Supporting the processor is an integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 IGP 128MB, which provides a boost when playing videos or running graphics-intensive apps on the machine. That's not all, it also has a bigger 11.6in widescreen monitor and the keyboard...
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.
Excerpt: Lenovo made more noise at the Consumer Electronics Show in January than any other notebook maker, and while we have since been able to test out a few of the company's newest machines, the curious X100e had thus far eluded us. We just reviewed our sample of the smallest ThinkPad ever (that actually looks like a ThinkPad ), and with Lenovo claiming that this is the company's "first professional-grade ultraportable laptop starting below $500," we knew the stakes were high.
Pros: Great Value at Sub-$500, Wonderful Design, Great Trackpad, Solid Overall Performance, Very Rigid/Sturdy Chassis, Anti-Glare Display
Cons: Lackluster Battery Life, Only 32-bit OS Loaded, Gets Rather Warm In Use, No USB 3.0 Ports
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.