If you can spare the extra cash, though, you might be best looking at a true ultraportable. Lenovo markets the Xe as a professional grade system for businesses and schools, with worldwide support, support for corporate operating systems, advanced manageability features, and a number of very robust warranty options. It runs hot, and it only lasts about five hours on the battery. But the ThinkPad Xe is also exceptionally well-built and incredibly easy to use, upgrade, and service. Second tier battery performance aside, if you want a very usable notebook, with above average performance, the Lenovo ThinkPad xe is worth serious consideration.
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If you can spare the extra cash, though, you might be best looking at a true ultraportable. Lenovo markets the Xe as a professional grade system for businesses and schools, with worldwide support, support for corporate operating systems, advanced manageability features, and a number of very robust warranty options. It runs hot, and it only lasts about five hours on the battery.
But the ThinkPad Xe is also exceptionally well-built and incredibly easy to use, upgrade, and service. Second tier battery performance aside, if you want a very usable notebook, with above average performance, the Lenovo ThinkPad xe is worth serious consideration. The single biggest failing of the single-core Xe was lackluster performance and the newer dual-core processor completely resolves that problem.
This configuration of the ThinkPad Xe is so much nicer in terms of real-life use that I have to wonder why Lenovo decided to offer the single-core version at all. By offering the key strengths of more expensive machines at a cheaper price, this is a truly great ultraportable for the price.
However, its weight and price are comparable with some larger laptops with a 13in screen. Nevertheless, the Xe exudes a build quality rarely seen on other laptops, and many buyers will find this reassuring. Increased data safety which this protection provides will certainly be of interest to business users. The only condition to this is that the power source be the electrical network, and not the battery itself. The final grade of ThinkPad Xe has to consist of two parts. One of them was under the jurisdiction of Lenovo and that one is expectedly very high.
So for some, the Xe might fall between two stools. But for conservative buyers, or those valuing robustness over whizz-bang features, and for those who find netbooks have too many compromises, the Xe is a strong contender. That said, this configuration of the Xe falls short in two key areas: processor performance and battery life. Lenovo will begin shipping the Xe with the dual-core AMD Turion Neo processors soon, and the higher performance and better battery life of the new processors will make the Xe a far more compelling option.
As it currently stands, the ThinkPad Xe is a surprisingly solid little netbook Yes, I called it a netbook. Sorry, Lenovo. A ThinkPad fan who wants an ultra-portable laptop for basic computing on the go, will most likely rule out the netbook segment and go with this new tiny entrant, despite the price difference.
The answer seems to be: a little of both. You pay for those extras, though. The Lenovo ThinkPad Xe is a solidly built, small format notebook computer. We really did. But it had yet to launch a legitimate netbook for business users, one that it can proudly call a ThinkPad—until now.
The Lenovo ThinkPad Xe is an ideal netbook for business, complete with speedy AMD parts, business software tools, and fantastic user experience. It really is a treat to use when set against screen-cramped netbooks with undersized wobbling keyboards and ill-placed click buttons. Performance is also superior to your run-of-the-mill Atom netbook. It also feels more solid than competing systems and offers better graphics performance.
Available in crimson, the ThinkPad Xe delivers a very usable It makes the Xe a nice mobile p HD video platform. The excellent keyboard, trackpad and display are all a step up from the average netbook. The downside is that the battery life is not near what the Intel based models can achieve and it does cost more than a similarly equipped Intel netbook.
The nice bright LED screen coupled with the fact it is not glossy and reflective will be appealing to a lot of people. The overall design is perfect for business users or students at a professional school, think MBA or law student types. It weighs only 1. However, it could use better battery life. That makes it a desired product, especially since it is decently priced below bucks.
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Lenovo ThinkPad X100e 28762JU - laptop specifications.
Uncover details in our in-depth review. Compared to the much more expensive models, ThinkPad Xs, X with Case Apart from red elements at the trackpoint and the ThinkPad logo the Xe presents itself completely in matte black. With small dimensions of 24 to 30 mm in height, mm depth and millimetres in width and a travel weight of about one and a half kilogramme, plus grams for the power adapter, it can easily be taken everywhere. Despite being made of plastic torsional stiffness and pressure resistance of the base unit and screen are very good.
Lenovo ThinkPad X100e (Dual Core AMD) Review
Quick Take A great, affordable business laptop with average performance. Business owners rejoice! The first affordable ThinkPad ultraportable laptop has arrived. Is this the ideal companion for road warriors? Take a look at our review to find out.