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: 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.
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.
Excerpt: If you want a tablet-convertible notebook, Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet is one of the best. More than a tablet though, it's a complete solution for anyone who requires on-the-go connectivity in a small and sturdy laptop.
Summary: It lacks some basic features you may require — touch pad, optical drive — but the 12.1-inch ThinkPad X200 offers strong performance and the longest battery life we've seen. With a variety of connectivity options and a roomy keyboard, the X200 makes a great ultraportable for road warriors.
Pros: Record-breaking battery life, Strong performance for an ultraportable, Comfortable full-size keyboard, Widescreen display with a sharp resolution, WWAN and GPS options
Cons: Nine-cell battery adds significant weight, Lacks an optical drive, Includes pointing stick but no touch pad