Summary: Let’s get this clear, the Lenovo X220 caters to a very selective audience – business professionals and executives who don’t need the extra frills (read: 15.6-inch HD LED Widescreens, Blu-ray DVD writer, dedicated graphics card, HDMI, etc) in their laptop. What they do need is long lasting functionality, worry-free battery life and constant performance all encompassed in a sturdy chassis so there’s easy and quick access on the go.
Conclusion: The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 takes top honors among tablet PCs, combining choice aspects of a capable ultraportable business laptop with a multitouch Windows tablet.
Pros: Intel Core i5 processor outpaces the competition. Largest hard drive in its class. Rugged, ergonomic design. Superb physical keyboard and pointing controls. Melds Windows 7 with a versatile combination of touch and physical controls.
Excerpt: The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 / X220i is the most popular selling laptop in the ThinkPad lineup, and for good reason. The X220 features both power and ultra portability in the same package, all for a reasonable price of under $1,000 for many configurations.
Summary: Professional Subnotebook. A small, but powerful notebook with a long battery life is the dream of many laptop lovers. Such enthusiasts would be obviously overjoyed at the mention of a new ThinkPad laptop with an amazing IPS display - sounds like the perfect companion for the road. We tested the ThinkPad X220 to see if this was true.
Pros: Keyboard, Battery life, Performance, Quick sync video, Easily upgradeable, Accessories and guarantee extensions, Bright display with good contrast and stable viewing angles, mSata interface, Noise emissions, 36 months guarantee, The great display, good performance and low emissions all integrated into a mobile device
Cons: USB 3.0 is only available with the Core i7, Positioning of the ports, VGA signal quality, Case quality up close, CPU throttling in a variety of situations, Better case sturdiness and at least one fast port
Excerpt: The ThinkPad X220 Tablet is Lenovo's latest convertible laptop. As part of Lenovo's ThinkPad X series refresh, this Windows 7 tablet features a 12.5-inch display, digitizer, and a Sandy Bridge[...
Summary: Lenovo's Thinkpad X220 ultraportable, replacing the X201, is sure to be a hit with ThinkPad fans as well as most everyone else. It's fast, light, has a great 12.5-inch display, and continues the company's tradition of superb input ergonomics with an innovative buttonless touchpad and long stroke keyboard.
Excerpt: The ThinkPad X220 is a formidable notebook that delivers on speed, battery life and even price without sacrificing durability or the standard ThinkPad touches. The ThinkPad x220 is perhaps the first 12″ business notebook we could see as a standalone notebook, without the need for a more powerful desktop or notebook back in the office. We would want to dock the X220 , but that’s not a problem since it is compatible with the many of the ThinkPad docks.
Pros: 15 hour real world battery life, Great keyboard, Larger mousepad, Portable package, Price
Conclusion: Business users in search of a traveling companion will be hard-pressed to find a laptop better suited to the on-the-go lifestyle than the Lenovo ThinkPad X220. While it doesn’t include a built-in optical drive like the Toshiba Portégé R700 or the Panasonic ToughBook S9, it holds its own (and often surpasses those very good machines) in terms of performance. In short, the X220 is one of the most powerful and feature-packed 3-pound notebooks you’re likely to find.