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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Review (with battery slice 39+)

Rating: 9.5.

The IBM ThinkPad has iconic status, being the machine of choice for the demanding businessman for the last decade. They were known for their traditional ‘boxy' black design, fantastic keyboard and all round class leading build quality. In 2005 Lenovo purchased the IBM personal computer division and took control of the ThinkPad development. Today we are looking at the ThinkPad X1, which was released a few months ago … is this the ultimate business laptop?

The Lenovo X1 ships in several configurations including the choice of Core i5, i7 processor and mechanical or solid state drive. Today we are looking at the 2.5ghz Core i5 model with 4GB of DDR3, 320GB mechanical SSD, costing around £1,250 in the UK.

ThinkPad X1 – At a glance:

  • Up to 2nd generation Intel Core™ i7
  • Up to Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
  • Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows® 7, with optional RapidDrive
  • Starting at 3.7 pounds
  • Up to 10 hours with slice battery
  • 13.3″ HD SuperBright LCD
  • Up to 8GB integrated DDR3 SDRAM
  • Up to 160GB SSD (optional 320GB HDD)
  • X1 Laptop Tech Specs

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