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. That's precisely the goal of a new crop of hybrids, unencumbered by the Tablet PC tradition, that Lenovo and other vendors are building to arrive in conjunction with Windows 8.
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. Now, Lenovo is back with an update, the ThinkPad X230 , which aims to make you forget all about its big brother. If you aren’t paying attention, you might not notice the upgrades.