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Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Notebook PC

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Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Notebook PC
 
4.4

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4.0

lightweight & powerful but tech help not very helpful

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from Chicago, IL

Comments about Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Notebook PC:

 I shopped a lot online for a lightweight laptop that would be fast, with enough storage, whatever that means.  Bits and bytes don't mean much to me, but when I had enough background and a good guess at what I wanted, finally ordered it over the phone.  I'd had a very good experience with IBM/Lenovo before so I called there.  I found the phone order taker/salesman helpful in confirming things like what accessories I already have would or would not work. 

I bought the X200 and I got the docking station because it has the CD/DVD player in it.  I don't need it when I travel usually.  It is light and fast and has features like a built in task light, Wi-Fi and even a webcam.

From the day I got the machine I got some strange error message and called for help.  I spent almost 14 working hours on the phone or waiting for software to reload then finally sent the machine in for warrantee work.  The tech's gave conflicting info- "it's software," "it's hardware."  When the machine came back, it had the wrong operating system on it.  So I spent more time reloading that plus all my data.  The same error came up.  A tech told me to disable certain other software to solve the problem, but he didn't know what that software was used for.

It usually works just fine and I like to keyboard and the portability.  The screen is too small, for large graphics with lots of detail.  Great for most business uses.

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4.0

VERY powerful little laptop!

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from Sacramento, CA

Comments about Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Notebook PC:

This 12 incher is a BEAST. It is wicked fast. Got this around the time it had come out in early 2009. Core 2 Duo at 2.26GHz with 2GB RAM and Windows XP. I love the matte finish because glossy/shiny plastic just attracts fingerprints like no other!

It is VERY light. Not sure of the actual weight, but it's definitely very portable. One thing I do not like is the battery sticking out. I got the 9 cell battery so it looks like it's got a fat butt. If you opt for the 4 cell, the battery will not stick out, but 6 and 9 cell batteries stick out. I guess it's the price you pay for longer battery life. With 9 cell it can go as long as 9 hours! Of course that depends on your brightness settings and what you're doing in your time using it.

This is a 16:10 aspect ratio laptop. So it does not sacrifice vertical real estate like a widescreen monitor. This was the first time I had used a Thinkpad with the red trackpoint (red dot between the G and H keys that serves as a mouse). I don't know how I will ever use a mousepad on another laptop. It's so easy to use and very accurate!

It's got more than enough ports; USB, VGA, mic, headphones, RJ45, etc.

Incredibly light, customizable power options. You can set up profiles with custom settings with brightness, idle to sleep time, etc. It definitely feels sturdy with the rollcage and I can tell there's a hard drive suspension in case it falls. When I move my laptop around really quickly from table to table, the hard drive freezes/locks up a little. You can see it in the little icon. They do this to protect the hard drive if the laptop should drop so there's less damage to the hard drive.

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5.0

The Lenovo Thinkpad X200 is fast and very portable.

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from Atlanta, GA

Comments about Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Notebook PC:

The Lenovo Thinkpad X200 is an ultraportable notebook computer that tips the scales at just 1.5kg (with a 6 cell battery). It has been my workhorse computer for the past 1 year, and I even have it hooked up to my external monitor (a 22” LG LCD) via the docking station. The laptop’s 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor is pretty much able to handle almost anything thrown at it (except games, which it was not designed for anyway). In addition, the battery life is excellent; I was able to get at least 3.5 hours of battery life with the bundled 6 cell battery, and I purchased a 9-cell battery off eBay and managed to get more than 5 hours of battery life. All these, at Balanced power mode while actively using the computer. In addition, the computer is very well-built and just feels very sturdy overall, making it perfect for the road warrior who spends most of his time on the road and needs a laptop that is light and sturdy.

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5.0

Destroyer of Netbooks

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from Orlando, FL

Comments about Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Notebook PC:

I have always been a fan of ThinkPads since using and owning several old T-series models many years ago.  I now own a T43, T500, and the X200.  The X200 is everything I need in an ultraportable "netbook"-sized computer.

The atom processors really just aren't enough for my needs, but the Core 2 Duo (2.53ghz in my machine) does everything I need and more.  This machine truly is The Destroyer of Netbooks.  I have upgraded mine to 4gb of RAM, running Ubuntu 10.04 with PAE kernel and man does it fly.  I can't even imagine how fast it will be once I upgrade to SSD.  Battery life is quite good too, my X200 can average about 4 hours with the 6-cell battery.

The X200 has outstanding build quality, as is typical with Lenovo machines.  Over the years I've come to know and love the ThinkPad design and usability, and the X200 does not disappoint.  I don't miss having a touchpad, I'm a TrackPoint addict for life.  The keyboard feel is top-of-the-line, and the system as a whole is as strong as it is light.  At about 3lbs, the X200 makes my life easier carrying a laptop around.  I'm too old school for touch keyboards and tablets.  I need something with a real, full-size keyboard that feels good, but that has a small enough screen to be portable, but with enough power to do work.  The X200 fulfills all of these requirements.  It's one of the best machines I've ever owned.

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4.0

The Lenovo X200 is light and easy to carry.

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from San Jose, CA

Comments about Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Notebook PC:

The Lenovo x200 was my first laptop. I primarily use my computer to play chess, so as it only comes with the red dot mouse, this was not an entirely easy task.

 

However, I understand that the majority of the public is not into chess. Thus, I must write a general review. The wireless internet is optimatlly innovative: to connect to wifi, you just need to open a "satellite" sort of view that shows all the wireless nearby, with their corresponding signal strengths. There is the classic Windows bottom tray which has shortcuts and the windows open. The main gripe is that all the internet windows I have opened are bunched into 1 "firefox" box on the bottom, as opposed to separate boxes for separate windows. But beyond that, this computer is pretty fast (except for startup) and is highly recommended to students or anybody who needs to carry a laptop around.

It is old style keyboard and light, definitely for practical people.

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5.0

this computer rocks my world!

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from Downingtown, PA

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        Comments about Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Notebook PC:

        the lenovo laptop is a great thing to have for school, or work. it carries microsoft word and publisher, along with all the other microsoft writing tools. its a heavy laptop, but its heaviness is just one less than good quality. if you get this Lenovo thinkpad, be prepared to use it just as if it were a home computer!

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        4.0

        Light weight, thin, and without performance compromises

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        from Perry Hall, MD

        Comments about Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Notebook PC:

        I purchased the X200 almost from day one. So far I've owned it for a year and love it. It's light weight but still sturdy in that I just throw it in my back pack and abuse it. So far no problems. Performance is very good, in fact, faster than my 2 year old desktop. Overall though, I have no compaints about the performance or weight.

        That being said, it does run hot on the underside after prolonged use. Not enough to be unusable but still bothersome. Battery life is pretty good, 4 hours at the beginning but still holds almost 2 hours after a year of use. The screen and keyboard are solid, typical thinkpad construction and durability. I especially like the keyboard, it's full size keys and doesn't feel cramped at all. The tactile sensation is great, you get very good feedback while typing.

        Last thing is the speaker quality, which is excellent and loud for a laptop. It doesn't fill the room but enough to be audible and fairly crisp in music. Overall, I'd recommend this, especially if you like thinkpads.

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