Summary: Adding multitouch, Windows 7, and faster processor options to the original ThinkPad X200 Tablet makes this system even more compelling than before, and its $2,075 price makes it even more of a bargain. While it’s a bit bulkier than the Dell Latitude XT2, the extra mass is a worthy compromise given this ThinkPad’s longer battery life, better performance, and lower price tag.
Excerpt: The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 is a fierce competitor in the ultra-portable category. The ThinkPad X200 features a 12.1-inch widescreen 1280 x 800 pixel resolution which sets it apart of other ultra-portables. I prefer the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 because it features a full keyboard, adds extended battery life and it still weighs 3.3-pounds.
Summary: Final Thoughts
I have seen 3 other newer tablet notebooks and Lenovo does the best job at it. If you thing of who is going to be using a tablet it is probably someone who will be walking around with the tablet. It would be quite easy for them to drop the tablet and damage it. If you happen to drop the X200 it has shock-mounted storage so you will not damage the hard drive inside.
Pros: Thin and lightweight, Best keyboard of all notebooks!, ThinkVantage productivity center, All around protection
Excerpt: The Lenovo ThinkPad X300, released earlier this year, was quite an exciting product and Hot Hardware wasn't the only publication to award it an Editor's Choice ( our review ). With its svelte form-factor, LED backlighting, solid state hard drive and unique, ultra thin optical drive, the X300 is a standout product packed full of cutting edge technologies that is unmatched by many other notebooks in its class.
Pros: Excellent Value, Excellent Built Quality, Great Processor Performance, Great Battery Life, Good Connectivity, Plenty of Features
Excerpt: While Lenovo’s ultra-sleek X300 may have stolen the show as the company’s MacBook Air competitor back in April, the machine’s astronomic price tag also left most would-be buyers pressing against the window glass like gawkers at a Maserati dealership. To fill the gap between the flagship X300 and the smaller, but far more affordable 12.1-inch X61 , Lenovo released the X61’s successor in July, the X200.
Conclusion: While the X200 has a lot going for it, it does necessitate a few tradeoffs typical of the ultraportable class. First and foremost, unlike the pricier X300, the notebook doesn't have a built-in optical drive. You'll have to invest in a USB-based external drive or opt for Lenovo's snap-on UltraBase accessory, which adds a modular bay for a CD-RW/DVD-ROM, DVD±RW, or Blu-ray drive or a second battery second hard disk.
Summary: The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 is an excellent lightweight notebook for mobile professionals who demand the business essentials: security, durability, and lengthy battery life. Although some may prefer an optical drive or a slightly larger display, the power of the Centrino 2 platform combined with the usual ThinkPad excellence makes this one of the best ultraportables around.