Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Netbook

PCWorld: Review – Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Netbook

It offers good performance and a high-resolution screen, but battery life is poor and it’s relatively expensive – $418 to $479.

“Is the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e a netbook or an ultraportable? The answer seems to be: a little of both. It’s faster than most netbooks, with a larger, higher-resolution screen; a spacious keyboard; and a bigger hard drive than you’ll usually find in lilliputian laptops. You pay for those extras, though. It’s a little heavier than run-of-the-mill netbooks and has limited battery life. The price is nearly in ultraportable territory, too: The machines start at $499, and the configuration we reviewed costs $599. That’s a lot for a netbook.

Here’s the first thing that’ll strike you about this ThinkPad, though–it’s red! (If you find that color shocking, you can also order the standard ThinkPad black.) If you associate red with speedy sports cars, the X100e won’t disappoint. With its Athlon Neo MV-40 processor and 2GB of RAM, this ThinkPad scored a 52 on WorldBench 6, a screaming speed for netbooks. I didn’t notice any drag in opening and switching between applications, fiddling with Windows controls, or browsing the Web.”

Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing Staff
Small Business Computing addresses the technology needs of small businesses, which are defined as businesses with fewer than 500 employees and/or less than $7 million in annual sales.

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