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Tech Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Laptop

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Posted May 9, 2008 - By Eugene Morton

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Get your gadget fix three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday right here on TheFeed. Today’s tech item is the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Laptop. Find out if this portable PC’s right for you!

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Laptop

What You Need to Know

  • The Macbook Air is 0.16 to 0.76” thick, and the X300 is only 0.73” thick
  • The Air weighs a bit lighter at 3.4 lbs while the X300is about 4 lbs.
  • Lenovo has almost matched the dimensions of the Air, and is even thinner at some points
  • The Thinkpad has always had a responsive keyboard, and this one is no different; it's very responsive, and it has an LED light
  • There's the the trademark red nubbin trackpoint as well as the trackpad, which is the only thing that could be a little bigger
  • The screen is not nearly as bright as the Air, although they are exactly the same size
  • 3 USB ports
  • Stereo speakers
  • Ethernet port
  • VGA out
  • A, G, and N wireless and Bluetooth
  • No expansion card slot but built-in mobile broadband
  • GPS
  • DVD burner
  • It beats out all other competition except for the Air, which was a bit faster and had longer battery life
  • The X300 has a slightly slower processor, but other than that, the specs are exactly the same between the two laptops


Price

  • Here's the thing: the X300 comes standard with a 64 gig solid state drive at only $2,800; if you want the solid state on the Air, it'll cost you $3,100
  • If you can sacrifice solid state, buy the Air for $1800
  • If you need the best ultraportable, buy the X300

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