Summary: Got this as a computer for medical school for about 2k. Many medical students have had their hard drives crash. Our IT department says the computers should not be moved at all when not in sleep/off/hibernate mode because, despite advertisements about HD crash/drop protection, these HD heads are liable to smash into the disk and permanently damage the HD (i.e. probably delete all your data too).
Summary: I've had my tablet for about a year now and at first I must say I absolutely loved it. Mine has an SSD with the i7 processor and the works but then the problems started to roll out. It boots up slower than my desktop that just has a HDD, there are problems with a lot of the programs including Microsoft Word to be the most annoying and the pen no longer works even though I've re-installed all the drivers.
Pressure sensitivity won't work. If you want a tablet, this might be a waste
15 November 2010
Summary: Lenovo is selling this laptop without proper driver support. And they don't seem to care whatsoever to fix the issue. Search the internet yourself and see; search for "x201 pressure" and see for yourself that many people have had issues with the pen functionality (for over a year now!) and how Lenovo has failed to provide an answer, much less a working software driver.
Summary: I bought this computer for "inking", using a stylus to write as one would write on paper. After doing some research, I narrowed my options down to this "high-end" machine, and "lower-end" machines which were literally less than half the price. Eventually, due to my good experience with Thinkpad (back when it was IBM Thinkpad) and due to what I read about the Wacom digitizer technology integrated into in this product, I favored this more expensive option.