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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. Opinions about the usability and durability are generally positive. The performance and design also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability. Some have doubts about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X300 from 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 Views about the sound and size are generally positive. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the price and reliability.

portability, usability, durability, size, sound

reliability, price

37% of the reviews on 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)

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Will Smith (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4.3hour(s)/6.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion/Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB


Front Camera: No
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight



Display Surface:Matt

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


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad X300

Input Device

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


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller


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


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)
Type:Network adapter
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 Storage


OS Provided

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


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Number:SL7100
Type:Core 2 Duo


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


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