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Lenovo Thinkpad X1 12942NG

alaTest has collected and analyzed 264 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and build quality. The screen and portability are also appreciated, but many are negative about the touchpad and value for money.

keyboard, portability, screen, build quality, design

battery, value for money, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 12942NG is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad X1 12942NG

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X1 12942NG from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

67% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Thinkpad X1 13.3-inch Laptop (Intel Core i5-2520M, RAM 4GB, HDD 320GB, Window 7 Professional 64 Bit)Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 3460CLG (14.0 inch) Notebook Core i7 (3667U) 2.0GHz 8GB 240GB Solid State Drive WLAN WWAN BT Webcam Windows 7 Pro 64-bit/Win

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Thinkpad X1 12942NG

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Lenovo Thinkpad X1 12942NG from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, design, screen, battery, keyboard

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (129127U) 13.3" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50GHz - 4G DDR3 160G SSD (Windows 7 Professional) - BlackLenovo ThinkPad X1 (129126U) 13.3" LED Notebook - Core i5 i5-2520M 2.50GHz - 4G DDR3 320G HDD (Windows 7 Professional) - BlackLenovo Limited Time Offer - ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch - Intel Core i7-4600U Processor( 2.10GHz 1600MHz 4MB)

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch Ultrabook

 

Executive Toy. The perfect plaything for the CEO? Light and slim,

High CPU and application performance; Light, rigid casing; Quiet, even relatively quiet during load; Big touchpad; Integrated 3G modem; Backlit keyboard; Feedback strong input devices; Good battery life; Short battery charge time; AR coated touchscreen

Tight viewing angles compared with IPS; CPU throttling during extreme load; Few interfaces, no docking port; High price

A matte touchscreen should also go into production among the contender devices.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

 

Understated good looks; solid build quality; nice keyboard/touchpad

Pricey; 128GB SSD; average battery life

Unlike many an Ultrabook, there’s no mistaking this one for a MacBook Air, or even an Air wannabe. Staying true to the venerable ThinkPad brand, the X1 Carbon is matte-black through and through, and clad in that distinct rubberized coating that feels...

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Review Update Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

 

Business on-the-go. Lenovo blows its own horn and even speaks of

The comparison with the recently launched HP EliteBook Folio 9470m (review coming soon) is interesting. A bit less expensive than the X1 Carbon, this business ultrabook aims at the same clientele as the X1 Carbon. Dell also wants to join in and places...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Review

 

The ThinkPad line of notebooks from IBM (now owned by Lenovo) has been one of the most reliable and sought out ones out there.Of late, we've seen the Ultrabooks movement picking up pace and Lenovo has already launched the ThinkPad X1 Carbon notebook...

The hinge doesn’t seem too strong, and there’s some wobbling noticeable when you push down on it. Unlike some sturdy laptops from the ThinkPad series and the Latitude series from Dell, it can’t hold the weight of the laptop on the hinge either.

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook

 

Carbon Fiber Makeover. Lenovo claims this to be lightest 14-inch

Incredibly fast CPU and application performance for the size; Very lightweight, yet strong shell; Extremely quiet; Matte display; Large touchpad; Improved gamut range; WWAN options; Mini DisplayPort; Backlit keyboard

Surface temperatures can become very warm; No Gorilla Glass, ThinkLight, HDMI, integrated RJ-45, or dedicated docking ports; Plastic display bezel feels out of place; Mediocre battery life; Mushy left- and right-click buttons; Overall fingerprint magnet

The Fujitsu U772 is perhaps the closest competitor to the X1 Carbon in terms of specs (14-inch display) and size (1.4 kg).

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (NWK3QGE) Notebook

 

Business as usual? Does the top model of Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 ser

Fast SSD; Strong performance CPU; Thin but well-designed case; Bright display; High-quality input devices; Extensive connectivity

Expensive; Weak contrast and limited viewing angles; Battery life needs to be improved; Temperatures emissions are high under load

The X1 will have to compete with other professional 13 inch models such as the Dell Latitude E6320 and the Fujitsu Lifebook S761. Under certain conditions, the Apple MacBook Pro 13 would also qualify as a competitor. The ThinkPad T420s presents the...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Notebook

 

Lenovo's ThinkPad range of notebooks are well known for their sturdy, rock solid design and build quality. They've been around for a long time and they have a distinctive feel and look to

The ThinkPad X1 model we reviewed with its Core i5 processor and a traditional hard disk drive sells for a price of Rs 85,000, which isn’t exactly great value for money especially when you consider the performance you get. Models with better specs are...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review

 

Last month we reviewed Samsung's Series 9 ultraportable notebook and found that, while it offered an exceedingly svelte and fashionable form factor, there was a performance trade-off to all that stylishness. Lenovo's 13-inch ThinkPad X1 represents a...

A durable, well-equipped, ultraportable powerhouse

Close to 4 pounds; no optical drive; single-channel RAM

Yes, the ThinkPad X1 is a serious machine for serious ultraportable computing, although its ultraportability is on the heftier side and its computing doesn’t include optical duties.

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Review Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Subnotebook

 

Smarter Business Laptop. With ThinkPad X1, Lenovo presents a comp

Compact case & craftsmanship; Variety of ports; Ways to connect to internet; Comfortable keyboard & touchpad; Backlit keyboard; Bright, evenly lit screen; Good multimedia performance; Speedy hard drive; 36-month warranty

No docking port; Reflective screen; Low contrast / high black level; Fan almost always on; High case temp under heavy use; Poor quality speakers; Relatively short battery life

Subnotebooks with a 13.3" screen and new hardware. Among these: the similarly priced Samsung 900X3A, the Apple MacBook Air 13 Late 2010 or the MacBook Pro 13 Early 2011, although there's more selections when looking at consumer notebooks rather than...

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is the latest, and possibly greatest, Lenovo thin&light ever built. The Lenovo X1 is being touted [...]

The Thinkpad X1 has a terrific keyboard!

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / 4G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader:No / Yes
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:10-Point Touch / Multi Touch / No
True Resolution:Full HD / WQHD / WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Downgradable to XP / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8 Pro Downgradable
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPH. 4400 / HD GRAPH. 5000 / HD Graphics 4400 / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 3000

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:QM67 / QM77 / QM87 / QS77 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-2520M / I5-3337U / I5-3427U / I5-4200U / I5-4300U / I7-2640M / I7-3667U / I7-4550U / I7-4600U
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