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Lenovo ThinkPad X300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 162 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X300. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and durability are on the whole positive. The design and performance also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and touchpad get negative opinions. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

portability, performance, design, durability, usability

price, touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category 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 20 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviews about the sound and size are overall positive. The durability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price and reliability.

portability, usability, durability, size, sound

reliability, price

40% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2020

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Lenovo X300 review roundup

 

Just in case you feared that Walt Mossberg was out on some sort of limb when he proclaimed that the X300 would satisfy road warriors everywhere, we've sourced...

Feb, 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 : 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 : 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

Expert review by : Michelle Thatcher (cnet.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 review: Lenovo ThinkPad X300

 

Lenovo ThinkPad X300

Extremely thin and light; sleekest ThinkPad yet; built-in DVD burner, plus 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.

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.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Thinkpad x300

 

At first glance, the X300 looks like every ThinkPad that preceded it, complete with the matte black chassis. At 9 by 12 by 0.9 inches (HWD), it's significantly thicker than the MacBook Air (8.9 by 12.8 by 0.8 inches, HWD), and it's not nearly as...

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

It will make a huge dent in your company's budget, but the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 has a lineup of features that eclipses those on the Apple MacBook Air.

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 : 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 : 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