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
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.
Pros: Great keyboard, Strong video playback, Good sound
Cons: Runs very hot under stress, Expensive, Low wireless scores
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.
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. The trackpad didn't tick us off like most netbooks, the screen resolution is that of a regular notebook and it has 3 USB ports with one being a sleep and charge port.
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 performance. ThinkVantage software is excellent.
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 optional and so only available if you build to order.