Conclusion: But even with Microsoft's new operating system, the X230T will still be ungainly. This kind of convertible computer won't be much more than a niche machine until it's as thin and light as an ultrabook in notebook mode and as an iPad in tablet mode.
Pros: Solid construction and performance, Instant-on from sleep mode, Backlit keyboard
Cons: Weight and thickness, Screen bounces when performing touch tasks in notebook mode
Excerpt: A little over a year ago, just before ultrabook mania got its start, we crowned Lenovo’s ThinkPad X220 a near-masterpiece of ultralight laptop design. The 12.5-inch, 3.3-pound laptop had power to spare, nearly five hours of battery life with the stock 6-cell unit, and a solid array of ports.
Pros: Configuration covers all the bases, particularly for business users clinging to legacy peripherals. Street cred in the boardroom.
Cons: Suddenly thick and heavy in an ultrabook world. Disappointing battery life vs. its predecessor. Acceptable but uninspiring performance. Keyboard switcharoo will cause pitchforks to be brandished.