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Lenovo ThinkPad X300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X300. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the touchpad and energy efficiency. Views are divided on the reliability.

portability, design, performance, durability, usability

price, energy, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People really like the sound and size. The durability and usability also get good comments. Many are critical about the price and reliability.

portability, usability, durability, size, sound

reliability, price

37% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo 64781TU X300 13.3-Inch Laptop (1.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB Solid State Drive, XP Pro)Lenovo 64781TU X300 13.3-Inch Laptop (1.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 Processor, 2 GB RAM, 64 GB Solid State Drive, XP Pro)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Will Smith (maximumpc.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300

 

Proof you can have your 3-pound cake and eat it too.

Sturdy; great keyboard; long battery life; value-added software; integrated EVDO

Slightly washed-out display; SSD-only  means it's pricy; no digital-video outputs or expansion slots

And, yes, the X300 includes an optical drive.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review: Lenovo Thinkpad X300 Notebook

 

Thinkpad Air. As slimmest and lightest ever model in the Thinkpad

Excellent, sturdy case; High quality materials and very good workmanship; Optical drive; UMTS/HSDPA inbuilt; Non-glare display with good illumination; User friendly keyboard; Touchpad/trackpoint combination; Low noise and heat emission

No docking interface; Limited perspective stability in the display; Price (only available with SSD)

After our testing we're awarding the Thinkpad X300 an overall positive result. The machine could be particularly enticing for customers who trust in the Thinkpad's tried and true merits. Price must not be a top priority in the decision however, with...

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: (pcworld.com)

MacBook Air vs. ThinkPad X300 vs. Portege R500

 

Ultrathin showdown: Apple MacBook Air vs. Lenovo ThinkPad X300 vs. Toshiba Portege R500

In fact, the tests were designed to keep the operating system out of the mix as much as possible, although Thornton acknowledged that it was impossible to avoid that issue entirely. Mac users were bound to feel more comfortable with the Mac OS, and PC...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Watch Out Apple: Littlest ThinkPad Delivers the Goods

 

No one will contest the MacBook Air's sexy little chassis, stupendously slim profile, or impossibly light weight, but its dearth of ports and lack of an optical

Virtually weightless at just 3.4 pounds. Runs Windows XP as an option instead of Vista. System is quick and responsive; feels like a standard notebook, not a stripped-down ultralight. Loud speakers. Handy keyboard-illuminating light embedded in LCD panel

Expensive; a standard (and larger capacity) hard drive would be just fine. Disappointing battery life (2 hours, 13 minutes). Power cord is too short. Black brick design really feeling its age. Graphics performance is middling at best

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Review – MacBook Air killer?

 

Lenovo probably wouldn't admit it, but you get the impression they're quite pleased with how they managed to crash the ultraportable party. Apple's achingly-thin MacBook Air seemingly had just scant moments to enjoy the limelight, before leaked details...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Darren Gladstone (pcworld.com)

Thinkpad X300

 

Lenovo's buttoned-up ThinkPad X300 ultraportable laptop computer may not have the MacBook Air's superslim, spartan style, but from rock-solid construction to piled-in perks, this notebook--with a street price of $2696 at time of testing--offers just...

Many excellent features in a tiny frame Includes both touchpoint and trackpad

Expensive Somewhat dull-looking

What the ThinkPad X300 lacks in style, compared with the Air, it more than makes up for with better features and more functionality

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: ZDNet (zdnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300

 

The ThinkPad X300 breaks new ground by packing a broad display, full-size keyboard, and nearly every feature a mobile user needs into a sleek, lightweight case.

Extremely thin and light, Sleekest ThinkPad yet, built-in DVD burner, WWAN, GPS, and wireless USB

Solid-state drive comes at a high premium, Touch pad's location makes it easy to accidentally graze while typing

Mar, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300

 

It's not as sexy as the MacBook Air, but the X300 delivers all the features you would expect from a ThinkPad (and then some) in a 3-pound package.

Extremely light and impressively thin ; Durable solid-state drive ; Onboard optical drive ; Built-in mobile broadband

SSD means only 64GB of drive space ; No card slots ; Pricey

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Andrew (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Review

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 is a 13.3" widescreen ultra thin-and-light notebook. Though it's less than 1-inch thick, the ThinkPad X300 is still choc full of features and a demonstration in usability. The X300 was meticulously thought out and designed by...

Under 1-inch thick, the thinnest ThinkPad ever ; Light weight and easy for carrying around in a bag ; Superb build quality and feel, nice design touches added ; Built-in optical drive for such a thin notebook is a rarity ; Good performance in normal...

No SD card reader ; No expansion dock capability, USB based port replicator only ; No ExpressCard or PC card slot ; Starting price of $2,500 is out of range for many people

The ThinkPad X300 is a premium product that's worth the price if you need the features it offers. The X300's excellent portability, abundance of wireless options, built-in optical drive, SSD advantage, great screen, fantastic keyboard, and...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300

 

The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 may lack the style of the Apple MacBook Air, but it piles on features that the latter lacks.

13-inch widescreen on a 3-pound ultraportable. Built-in dual-layer DVD burner. Integrated EV-DO antenna. WiMax-ready. Three USB ports. Unprecedented resolution in this weight class. Excellent battery life. Environmentally friendly.

No SD slot. Very expensive. SSD drive is your only option. Low-voltage processors can bog down performance in Vista. ; Watch the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Video Review!

The X300 comes with three USB 2.0 ports (compared with the MacBook Air's single USB port), though it lacks a FireWire port and an S-Video port, which, frankly, ultraportable users can do without. It doesn't have the fancy HDMI port that the ASUS U6S...

Feb, 2008

Product Specifications

ThinkPad X Series notebooks put the ultra in ultraportable. They're designed for on-the-go professionals who need maximum portability and light weight. And there's no trade-off in usability or durability. The latest breakthrough - the amazing ThinkPad X300 - combines an ultra-thin DVD burner, Solid State storage and next-generation ThinkPad "roll cage" technology to create the thinnest, lightest full-featured notebook in the 13" widescreen class. And it's the "greenest" ThinkPad ever.

Audio

Audio system:ADI 1984 A / HD Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Battery life (max):3 / 4 / 6.5
Battery performance:4000
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6
Run Time (Up To):4.3hour(s)/6.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion/Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB

Camera

Front Camera:N
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Certificates

Certification:FCC Clase B, CE, BSMI, VCCI Class B ITE, CISPR 22 Class B, NOM, SASO, UL 60950, CB, CER, CCC, FCC Part 15, MIC, RoHS, ACA
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Product type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.1in
Height:0.9in/1in
Weight:3.2lbs/3.3lbs/3.4lbs
Width:12.5in

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:300
Display Diagonal:13.3
Display Resolution:1440 x 900
Display Surface:Matt
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:4052/6476/6477/6478
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad X300

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav/Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Color:Black
Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A/EDGE / GPRS / HSDPA
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Wireless USB 1.0/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / Bluetooth / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth/802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0/Bluetooth / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-Writer/None

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate/Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Other Features

Audio system:ADI 1984 A / HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Power Requirements:120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/a/g/n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
TV-out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor:SL7100
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor front side bus:800
Processor model:SL7100
Processor Number:SL7100
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Security

Cable lock slot:IBM / Yes
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / MICROSOFT OFFICE SMALL BUSINESS 2007
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating system architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Ultimate / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Host interface:SATA
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:64
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:SATA / Serial ATA II
Storage media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:64

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:64GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino with vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.09
Height:0.732 / 0.748 / 0.921 / 1.02
Height (front):0.732
Height (rear):0.921
Weight:2.93 / 3.13 / 3.15 / 3.31 / 3.97 / 4.12
Width:12.5