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Lenovo ThinkPad X300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 164 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and durability. The performance and design also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, and 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 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 19 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the sound and size. The durability and usability also get good reviews, whereas there are some negative comments about the price and reliability.

portability, usability, durability, size, sound

reliability, price

37% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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)

Mar, 2019

Recommended!

Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (trustedreviews.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300

 

Riyad's affections switch from Sony's TZ to the Lenovo X300 - he's fickle like that!

Lenovo has given Apple an object lesson in how a thin and light notebook should be designed and constructed. The ThinkPad X300 is stuffed full of cutting edge features, is svelte and light enough to be carried around every day and boasts the sleek,...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : stuffmagazine (stuff.tv)

Lenovo Thinkpad X300

 

Preview: Lenovo's delivered another thin laptop, but has the X300 got the style and substance to beat the Air?

Incredibly thin and light. Packs an optical drive. Built-in 3G

Ugly. Only slightly cheaper than the solid state Air. No option for cheaper, higher capacity HDD model

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 notebook

 

There has been a great deal of interest in ultraportable notebooks recently. Whether it's the budget Asus Eee PC or the design-led Apple MacBook Air, they keep grabbing the headlines. Now, we have Lenovo with its latest high-end business ultraportable....

Light, great keyboard, plenty of features

Legacy ports, expensive

If you have the money to afford it and are looking for an ultraportable that lacks nothing, this is a great machine, delivering on battery life, usability and performance.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Tech staff (techradar.com)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 review

 

It may not be a total reinvention, but this is a stunning and versatile laptop

Great usability ; Solid build ; Good keyboard

Low on power

For the corporate user, this very portable , robust and user-friendly laptop is well worth a look

May, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 review

 

There's been a raft of laptops claiming to be the world's smallest or lightest recently, and the ThinkPad X300 is the latest to join the party.

May, 2008

Expert review by : Darren Gladstone (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 review

 

Lenovo's buttoned-up Thinkpad X300 ultraportable notebook computer may not have the Apple MacBook Air's superslim Spartan style, but after firing up the X300, it's hard to not love this laptop.

While it does cost a fair amount, the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 proves that you can cram everything you need into a tiny package.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

Lenovo ThinkPad X300

 

PC Pro's editor, Tim Danton, on why Lenovo's new ultraportable is a better bet than Apple's MacBook Air. The UK's first review.

The large bezel is a minor black mark against the X300 too. It not only gives the unit a retro feel, it also makes us wonder whether the screen could have been even larger.We're disappointed to see only a D-SUB at the back: a DVI-I port would have...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Lenovo X300

 

Gorgeously slim and ultra portable, the Lenovo X300 is a Thinkpad Laptop that comes with amazing features like a 34-cm display, a full-sized keyboard, a solid state hard drive, a DVD burner, WWAN connectivity, and GPS. The Lenovo X300 comes in black...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : ZAM KARIM (star-techcentral.com)

Lenovo's lightweight gem

 

The Lenovo ­Thinkpad X300 is an ultraportable ­masterpiece that is light on the shoulders but not the wallet.

Lightweight ; built-in DVD burner ; dual cursor controllers ; host of advanced features

Pricey ; no memory card reader

Still, if you are willing to look past some of the drawbacks, the X300 is an ideal choice for road warriors who are looking for the ultimate thin and light notebook without sacrificing much of the features they need to be productive.

Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Benny Har-Even (itpro.co.uk)

Lenovo X300

 

Forget the MacBook Air. Is this the ultimate executive ultra-portable laptop?

It's not flawless, but when it comes to no compromise ultra-portable business notebooks the Lenovo X300 is the new reference standard.

May, 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

Audio system:ADI 1984 A / HD Audio
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Battery Capacity:4000
Battery life (max):3 / 4 / 6.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 4 / 6
Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)/4hour(s)/6.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion/Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB

Camera

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

Certificates

Certification:FCC Clase B, CE, BSMI, VCCI Class B ITE, CISPR 22 Class B, NOM, SASO, UL 60950, CB, CER, CCC, FCC Part 15, MIC, RoHS, ACA
Energy Star certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:23.1cm
Height:1.9cm/2.3cm/2.6cm
Weight:1.33kg/1.3kg/1.42kg/1.43kg/1.52kg/1.5kg/1.8kg/1.9kg
Width:31.8cm

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1440 x 900
Display Surface:Matt
LED Backlight: Yes
Touchscreen: No

Display (Projector)

Colour Support:24-bit (16.7 million colours)
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
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA X3100

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:France/United Kingdom/United States
Localization:English/French
Manufacturer:Lenovo
Model:4052/6477/6478
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad X300

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav

Keyboard

Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav
Windows keys: Yes

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Memory

Internal Memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black
Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller

Modem

Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A
Mobile Network Supported:Built-in
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
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 LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Type:Network adapter
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n
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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW / DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD-Writer/None

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Ultimate
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

Other features

Audio system:ADI 1984 A / HD Audio
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Power requirements:120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/a/g/n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Performance

TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type:No / Type II
CardBus PCMCIA slots quantity:1
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.2
Processor front side bus:800
Processor Model:SL7100
Processor Number:SL7100
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

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

Security

Cable lock slot:IBM / Yes
Cable lock slot type:IBM
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office Professional 2007 / Microsoft Office Small Business 2007
Microsoft Office Ready:Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.
Operating System Architecture:32-bit
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Ultimate / Windows XP Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:64
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:64

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive
Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.1
Height :1.86 / 1.9 / 2.34 / 2.6
Height (front):1.86
Height (rear):2.34
Weight:1.33 / 1.42 / 1.43 / 1.5 / 1.8 / 1.87
Width:31.8