Decent laptop for browsing the internet. Can run a little hot.
23 August 2013
Summary: This is a solid little laptop. Great for browsing, word processing, low demand tasks. Built to last case and frame. The CPU does get maxed out occasionally, causing it to run hot. It is also definitely worth adding another 2GB stick of RAM to polish off this machine.
Summary: I had the Thinkpad 100e for over a year now. There are a couple of things one should do to make it a great little machine. 1. Add memory. It will make a big difference in application performance. 2. Update Thinkpad software, particularly the BIOS, to the latest version. Use ThinkVantage software to do this. The laptop used to get pretty hot at the bottom, but after the update it becomes a lot cooler.
Summary: I bought the Thinkpad X100E when my regular computer needed extensive work for some period. It's a bit slower (a good bit less memory), but it seems easier to use, and the keyboard is more comfortable. I don't miss my old Toshiba at all. I did have to get an accessory CD R/W unit, but it works well. One nit - It requires re-entering the password after each time it goes into sleep mode, and I can't find a way to diasble that feature.
Summary: After having the computer for a week, I was about to toss it out the window it ran so slowly. I know this model isn't the same one you'll find on most review sites, since they removed a lot of the available "upgrades" to get the price down to $399, but they really shouldn't have skimped on the 2nd gb of RAM. I highly recommend this little guy, but only if you spend the additional $25 (that's how much I spent at Crucial.com) for 1gb of ram.
Summary: Nice little netbook style laptop. Too slow without additional memory which I pumped up to 4 gig and needs bigger hard drive. Functions well though runs kinda warm as do most laptops so nothing unusual. I bought it mainly to have something to take on the road and this will meet my purposes. I like the small lightweight size. Who needs an IPAD.
Summary: I've been using this model for rather over a year, and recommend it for anyone who needs an easily portable machine. There is no comparison between the touchpad and screen quality of this ThinkPad and the various netbooks I've encountered. I'm happy to say that I've completely avoided running Windows on it, and have got full functionality under various Linux distros (if you're nervous about wireless drivers etc.