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.
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...
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[...]
Excerpt: 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 button-less touchpad and long-stroke...
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...
Pros: 15 hour real world battery life, Great keyboard, Larger mousepad, Portable package, Price
Lenovo ThinkPad X220 review – adored for a bunch of reasons
14 March 2011
Conclusion: The X220 is a very serious contender on the ultraportable market, as it packs great processing power in a very small package. The design is mostly great, with a fantastic keyboard and good touch pad, although the palm rest is a little small.
Summary: Although ThinkPad keyboard's reputation is legendary, in recent years chiclet-style keys have become the norm for some, including myself. I would have also preferred a slightly modified layout (swapping the Fn / Ctrl keys), but I understand this ultimately boils down to preference.