Its an older Think-Pad that's been repaired by a noob
12 July 2013
Summary: I got this for my trucker father-in-law to do his log books on. It arrived even before the 4th day of the 4-14 day shipping period I received. Thanks for the speedy shipping! So, upon arriving, I took everything apart and tested the RAM and HDD, everything checked out good, except the WAY in which the HDD was installed!
Summary: Pro: Good build quality, great keyboard, good screen resolution for a netbook. Con: The processor is incredibly painfully slow. I didn't expect much from a netbook-class CPU, but this... it's much slower even than my old EeePC 900, which has an Atom 270 CPU. Unusable. A single YouTube video brings the computer to its knees, even with 4GB RAM. It also has a heat problem, with the fan blowing full-blast even with low CPU load.
Summary: I got this laptop for free, which certainly taught me a lesson (that free things are hardly ever any good). It's got its good sides - an excellent keyboard, a good matte screen, it's got good weight and all. Unfortunately, it's practically unusable. The system just freezes from time to time, and this with just the web browser loaded. Also, the tiny laptop gets really hot - a real 'lapburner' this one.
Summary: Don't buy this machine - even used for a good price. The other negative reviews for this computer are right on the money. 1) It gets very, very hot - so hot that it occasionally shuts itself down when I'm doing nothing more than typing a document in Word. The underside gets hot; so do the fans blowing hot air out of the left side of the machine, and they emit a constant loud whine.
Summary: Bought this over a year ago, so this review may be as obsolete as the technology, but if you're looking to get one used, I would advise against it. While it functions fairly well for what it is, the fact that it will overheat and slow to a crawl before the already short battery life runs out makes this worthless if you plan to use it for more than thirty minutes at a time.
Thinkpad X100e failed one day after warranty ran out
1 May 2011
Summary: Got the X100e for college on Aug 23. The computer came and it worked great. Small size, fast and good battery life. I saved the box and on the side of the box it said Manufactured on April 29. Well on April 30, the hard drive in the computer gave out. I was working on a final paper, 4 hard pages into it. It just buzzed every 2 seconds and then quit after about 10 cycles. Then the screen said Operating System Not Found. I assume the hard drive had a hardware failure.
Summary: This computer doesn't have a dual core processor and I take it that's why it is so bad at multi-tasking and runs into bottle-necks of multiple commands/tasks very quickly. Try changing the volume while playing a video clip or skyping--it's often impossible or succeeds only after a long delay. Working on the word processor alone is usually smooth, but loading pdf files, photos and document previews is generally very slow.
Summary: I'm a huge fan of thinkpads. I had the t40 which lasted me 4-5 years. I have a s12 netbook that worked fairly well (gave me the blue screen of death once a month, but hey I can work around that!). I literally just bought this laptop, after reading all of the great reviews. It works great! Boots up fast, nice keyboard, everything seems to run fine. And it's not too expensive! There's just one big problem...
Summary: update, when i first used it to write a report in word, the computer starts to lag. the mv-40 single core cpu hovers around 60%, and light browsing can jack it up to 98%. I wouldn't recommend this product, unless it is a dual-core. it is a netbook. original review. so I've had this for a week , it does everything i need for school. it lags a little bit, 15 sec after I wake it up from sleep. office 2010 works great on it, takes no time to load.
Summary: i got this computer to replace a thinkpad x61 that i got thru work 3 years ago. i found performance of this single-processor x100e rather disappointing out of the box. i am pretty limited to thinkpad laptops since they are the only ones with a decent trackpoint; the keyboard is also easy to use and the build quality is supposed to be better than other laptops. battery life is so-so. this machine feels sturdy, but it is insanely slow. i've had it now for 2 months.