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Lenovo ThinkPad X301

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X301. 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 really like the reliability and usability. The durability and performance also get good feedback. The touchpad and battery get less positive views.

portability, performance, durability, usability, reliability

price, battery, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo ThinkPad X301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X301 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Views about the reliability and usability are on the whole positive. The durability and portability also get good reviews. There are some critical views about the keyboard.

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TOPSELLER X301 SU9400 2776P6U 13.3-Inch LaptopX301 13.3 SU9400 2GB 64GB HDDLenovo ThinkPad X301 2776 13.3" Notebook

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Lenovo ThinkPad X301


The X301 may be new guts in an old chassis, but it still has standout features untouched by the likes of Apple and Toshiba. The only real downside is the horrible battery life — but we suspect if you need an ultraportable, you'll know right away...

Light and portable, DVD+-RW drive, Excellent keyboard, Higher resolution than usual screen, Incredibly robust

No eSATA, Trackpad isn't that sensitive, Annoying built-in software, Horridly short battery life, Expensive

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Andrew (

Lenovo ThinkPad X301 Review


Notice the dimensions of the X301, it is well under 1-inch thick, meaning it's easy to slip into a bag for carrying purposes. The light weight makes that doubly the case

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 ; Improved performance over the...

No SD media 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 X301 takes the original X300 and adds a nice performance jump with the new Intel SU9400 Montevina family processor plus adds a DisplayPort to the mix. Also available now is a 128GB SSD option, though this costs $400 more than the standard...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Lenovo ThinkPad X301 Review


At $2,920, the Lenovo ThinkPad X301 is a pricey, albeit excellent, lightweight business machine that has the security, wireless options, and connections that mobile professionals crave. If you don't want to make the splurge, the Sony VAIO VGN-Z530N is...

Extremely light, Impressively thin, Durable solid state drive, Onboard optical drive

No card slots, Pricey

Sep, 2008

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Lenovo ThinkPad X301


The X301 is part of an elite group of ultraportables known for 13-inch widescreens and lusciously thin yet fully functional designs. Its competitors, and some of the lightest systems in this class, are the MacBook Air and the Envy 133—they all range...

Great battery life. Terrific resolution. Industry-leading keyboard and dual pointing devices. An abundance of embedded wireless devices. Adds a DisplayPort. A bigger (128GB) SSD drive is now available. Outperforms its predecessor and the Apple Air....

Outrageously expensive. Ultra-low-voltage processor is not speedy

The Lenovo ThinkPad X301 is the most impressive ultraportable in its class. Too bad only a high-paid executive can afford one.

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Lenovo's ThinkPad X301 gets reviewed


We all know the X300 was fairly widely praised, though that price tag was mighty prohibitive. Still, if you've got the coin to play around with ultrathin ultraportables, the X301 is a welcome upgrade. According to Laptop Mag, the Centrino 2 platform...

Expert review by: InsideHW (

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In accordance with ASUS philosophy of presenting new devices in short periods of time, not long after the first Fonepad, new models, Fonepad Note 6 and Fonepad 7, have been announced. Unfortunately, f... Mechanical keyboard are conceptual way of going...

Sep, 2009

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X301 Notebook


A few weeks ago, when Intel's Montevina rolled into town we saw a number of notebooks refreshed. Every company wanted to move their notebooks to the new platform, and Lenovo was one of the first out of the gate. Almost every ThinkPad received the...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Philip Barker (

Lenovo ThinkPad X301 review


Sublime build quality and excellent mobility, but it comes at a steep price

Inbuilt 3G ; ULV Core 2 Duo ; Lightweight ; LED backlit screen

Standard graphics ; Expensive

A great laptop with a bundle of useful features crammed into what is possibly one of the best ultra portables ever. Just a shame it costs so much

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Stephen Patrick (

Lenovo ThinkPad X301 notebook - Pocket-lint


Lenovo's ThinkPad X300 impressed us more than most, taking a similar design approach to the achingly desirable MacBook Air, but making the incredibly

Incredibly light weight and skinny dimensions, excellent quality and ergonomics

Looks dull, expensive

Yes, it’s expensive, and it remains a million miles away from the MacBook Air when it comes to pure desirability but, as with the X300, the ThinkPad X301 is a solid choice and a far better machine for the business user.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: David Ramli (

Lenovo ThinkPad X301


A fantastic ultraportable notebook for a not-so-fantastic price.

Looks great, very comfortable to type with, solidly built, very light, good performance

High price tag, no HDMI port, no FireWire port, latch makes it hard to close with one hand, low battery life

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

The ThinkPad X301 is a premium ultraportable notebook with a 13.3" LED backlit widescreen display. It is well-equipped for extreme performance, enhanced wireless connectivity and the digital display technologies.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):3.4hour(s)/4.3hour(s)/5.5hour(s)/6.5hour(s)/6hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion/Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


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


Country Kits:North America
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad X301

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:GPRS / HSPA/GPRS / HSPA / WCDMA
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)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
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

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade/Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.4GHz/1.6GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:SU9400/SU9600
Type:Core 2 Duo/No CPU


Installed Size:0MB/1GB/2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 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:0GB/120GB/128GB/250GB/64GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD