Conclusion: All the goodness of a ThinkPad in a Windows XP Tablet: that's a winning combination. This machine has excellent build quality, enterprise level security and IBM's excellent management software. At less than an inch thick and 3.5 pounds, this is one of the smallest and lightest convertibles on the market. The display is quite good and the viewing angle is wide.
Pros: Bullet-proof design, typical excellent ThinkPad build quality and keyboard. Very good battery life, superb security features and a nice display. The unit is very light and compact.
Cons: XGA resolution, though fairly common still among tablets, isn't exciting by notebook standards. No internal optical drive.
Built in fingerprint recognition technology ensures more secure notebook computing
Consumer Electronics Net
12 September 2005
Excerpt: The Tablet PC form factor can be adapted to a variety of uses, from having a digital canvas to paint directly on with the various paint programs that work well with Tablet PCs, to using a Tablet PC for other, more enterprise focused tasks such as inventory, taking orders, data management, and even secure computing.
Conclusion: The X41's value proposition tends to be an accumulation of such small things. The wireless adapter, as another example, all three current WiFi standards. This means you can use your laptop on an 802.11a network at the office, on your 802.11g network at home, and on the 802.11b WLANs found in many hotspots. A network-configuration utility lets you set up profiles for different places you use the computer.
Conclusion: Advantages of this notebook include a combination of notebook and tablet functions, dimensions and weight, excellent ergonomics (including the keyboard), excellent panel, wireless interfaces, a very good bundle of proprietary utilities. Speaking of drawbacks, we can mention the outdated configuration and mediocre performance (though this model has lower power consumption), and traditionally high IBM and Lenovo price (this notebook costs about $2000 without any options).