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Lenovo ThinkPad X301

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X301. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and usability are overall positive. The durability and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the touchpad and price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo ThinkPad X301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = 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 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The durability and portability also get good reviews, but some have doubts about the keyboard.

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Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (

Lenovo ThinkPad X301 notebook


Lenovo's ThinkPad X300 impressed us more than most, taking a similar design approach to the achingly desirable MacBook Air, but making the incredibly thin form factor more usable. The ThinkPad X301 is an update which Lenovo hopes will continue to steal...

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 : 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 : Andrew Harrison (

Lenovo ThinkPad X301 review


Ultraportables are the cool if expensive segment of the laptop world, first witnessed as lightweight notebooks for the business user. Chinese company Lenovo is now a standard-bearer for such high-end corporate laptops, continuing the trusted ThinkPad...

The Lenovo ThinkPad X301 has a built-in optical drive and several data ports, where most ultraportables are lacking. Conservative businessman may find what they're looking for in this traditional yet lightweight laptop, although it is overpriced for...

Sep, 2009

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Lenovo ThinkPad X301 review


At just 28mm thick, the ThinkPad X301 is the thinnest laptop here, and yet Lenovo has managed to include DVD writer.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Mike Joubert (

Lenovo X301


The X301 is an ultra-portable laptop so scrumptious that it will undoubtedly become the object of desire for many ThinkPad fans.

Solid state drive, HSDPA connectivity via SIM, DVD burner, ultraportable.

Price, 128 GB SSD capacity is a little small, and it should have come with Windows 7.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Tim Danton (

Lenovo ThinkPad X301 review


Lenovo's X300 rocked our world when its sleek, slab-like form appeared last year. Can the follow up, the Lenovo X301, do the same?

An incremental upgrade from the ThinkPad X300, and ultimately a little disappointing. For this price, we expect close to perfection, and the X301 doesn't quite deliver.

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Sift Ninja (

Lenovo ThinkPad X301


As far as we were concerned, Lenovo's ThinkPad X300 was already a stellar ultra-portable Windows-based laptop. Okay, so it has no FireWire or DVI ports and opting for a solid state drive (SSD) added a lot of extra cost, but the machine offered...

The ThinkPad X301 measures less than 18.6mm at its thinnest point, has a starting weight as low as 1.41kg, and packs a handful of upgrades, making it a mobile user’s wet dream. Not only can you expect up to 20% better performance, as well as improved...

Mar, 2009

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Lenovo ThinkPad X301


The ThinkPad X301 is a laptop which is almost identical to that of the ThinkPad X300. However the X301, besides the change in the last digit, has really no changes, at all.

Many people judge an ultra portable laptop by its keyboard and, quite frankly, this keyboard is absolutely amazing. The keys are the right size and are all perfectly situated, in actual fact it doesn’t even feel as if we’ve been typing on a laptop at all

The X301 keeps the same basic, business aimed feature as many of its predecessors. Lenovo have given the X301 just three USB ports and a Gigabit Ethernet and a DisplayPort instead of a standard DVI socket

Lenovo have targeted this laptop at the business people of our cities and they’ve done a very good job. The only thing is its lack of ports, this for a business person would be frustrating to see that a certain device could not link to their laptop...

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

It's very difficult to criticise the Lenovo ThinkPad X301 without sounding like a nitpicker. This is a fantastic and well-engineered notebook that has plenty of features and looks very attractive. The only substantial issues are the high price tag, the...

Nov, 2008

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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...

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 included:Mute Button, Speakers (integrated), Volume Control
Audio system:AD1984A / ADI 1984 A / HD / HD AD1984 / HD Audio / HDA / HDA 24-bit / High Definition AD1984 / High Definition Audio / Intel HDA 24-bit / STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:1 / 2 / 3

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Battery life (max):3 / 3.45 / 5.5 / 6 / 6.1 / 6.6
Battery recharge time:3
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3 / 6
Run Time (Up To):3.4hour(s)/3hour(s)/5.5hour(s)
Technology:Lithium Ion/Lithium polymer

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB


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


Certification:EPEAT Gold / EPEAT Gold, ClimateSavers, EnergyStar 4.0 / FCC Klasse B bescheinigt, 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
RoHS compliance: Yes


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

Dimensions & Weight



3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:10
Contrast ratio (typical):250:1
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:33.8 / 34
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1440 x 900
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type: No
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


Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500M / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500HD / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.384
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel GMA
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA X4500HD


Country Kits:Germany/United Kingdom
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Lenovo ThinkPad X301

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / TrackPoint / UltraNav


Keyboard layout:AZERTY / QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:89
Keyboard special features:ThinkVantage
Keyboard type:7-row with Trackpoint
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:ThinkPad UltraNav / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone
Windows keys: Yes


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Internal Memory:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Manufacturer Selling Program:Global Models Plus/TopSeller


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:GPRS / HSPA/HSDPA/HSPA
Mobile Network Supported:Built-in
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem


3G:No / Yes
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet LAN / 1Gb Ethernet / Crash proof, Shock resistant, Splash proof / Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN, WWAN / WLAN / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet / WWAN
Networking type:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN / Vodafone WWAN / WLAN, Gigabit Ethernet / WWAN
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 2.0

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):30 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Business/Windows Vista Business / Windows XP Professional
Family:Windows Vista/Windows Vista / Windows XP
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Business/Microsoft Windows Vista Business / XP Professional downgrade

Other features

Audio system:AD1984A / ADI 1984 A / HD / HD AD1984 / HD Audio / HDA / HDA 24-bit / High Definition AD1984 / High Definition Audio / Intel HDA 24-bit / STEREO
Battery Type:3 Cell Li-Polymer / 6 Cell Lithium-Ion
Bundled hardware:Lenovo 43R8775
Compatible operating systems:PC DOS 2000 (limited),\nWindows Vista Business,\nWindows Vista Business 64,\nWindows Vista Home Basic,\nWindows Vista Home Premium,\nWindows Vista Ultimate / Windows Vista Home Premium,\nWindows Vista Business 64,\nWindows Vista Home Basic,\nPC DOS 2000 (limited),\nWindows Vista Business,\nWindows Vista Ultimate
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab / Intel WiFi Link 5300AGN
Dimensions (WxDxH):318 x 231 x 18.6 / 318 x 231 x 23 / 318 x 231 x 23.4 / 318 x 231 x 26
Display size (HxV):13.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):13.3
Drive bays:UltraThin
Expansion slots:PCI/PCI Express
Graphics adapter family:Intel
HDD user password: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Turbo Memory:2
Internal modem:No / Yes
Manageability features:Client Security Solution, ImageUltra enabled, ThinkVantage Access Connections, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
Modem Speed:56
Modem type:N / V.90 / V.90, K56 Flex / V90 & K56
Power requirements:100V – 240V AC, 50Hz/60Hz / 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power supply type:AC/DC
Security Features:Client Security Software, Integrated fingerprint reader, Power-on password, Pre-boot password, Security lock slot, Supervisor password\nFingerprint Reader
TV in port: No
Type of bays:UltraThin
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:3 / One year parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year)
Warranty note:One year parts and labour (system battery: one year) / Three years parts and labour (system battery: one year)
Weight:1.4 / 1.42 / 1.46 / 1.5 / 1.53 / 2.3
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.11a/g/n / Intel 5100AGN / Intel 5300AGN / Intel 802.11agn / Intel WiFi / Intel WiFi 5300AGN / Intel Wifi Link 5300 / Intel WiFi Link 5300AGN / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control:N

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1 / Yes
Docking connector:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot:No / Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
LAN/VGA combo port: No
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPort/Thunderbolt combo port: No
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:1 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.4GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):7 / 7.1 / 8
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache level:L2
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.050 - 1.150
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core 2 Duo / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.6 / 1.86
Processor front side bus:1066 / 800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:SL9400 / SU9400 / SU9600
Processor Number:SU9400
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo SL9000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo SU9000 series
Processor Socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 17
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): No
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): No
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): No
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:36689 / 36697 / 37264 / SU9400
Processor code:SLGFN
Processor package size:22
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM


Cable lock slot:IBM / Kensington / N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:IBM / Kensington
Fingerprint Reader: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor, User / Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nMicrosoft Windows Live Toolbar & Search\nCreator Business Edition + MY DVD\nIntervideo WinDVD\nIntervideo WinDVD Creator\nPC-Doctor diagnostics\nSun JRE\nThinkPad Utilities\nThinkVantage Access Connections\nThinkVantage Fingerprint Software\nThinkVantage Productivity Center\nThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery\nThinkVantage System Update\nThinkVantage Client Security Solution / Intel vPro / Intel vPro.\nAccess Connections 5.0, Vista Gadget. / Intel vPro\nAccess Connections 5.0, Vista Gadget. / S-Video in/out,\nComposite Video in/out,\nDC in,\n3.5 mm. / Thinkvantage Password Manager, Lenovo Thinkvantage tools Powered by PC Doctor, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9, ThinkVantage System Update, Sun JRE, Microsoft Office Small Business 2007 with Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Trial, Microsoft Office Professional\nPC Doctor for WINPE\nInterVideo WinDVD Creator Business Edition and MYDVD, InterVideo WinDVD\nThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, Norton Internet Security (OEM Edition) with 90 days of virus definition updates, Ericsson WWAN driver, Ericsson WWAN driver, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
Drivers included: Yes
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 / 64-bit
Operating system installed:DOS License / Windows 7 Professional / Windows Vista Business / Windows Vista Ultimate / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Pre-installed software:XP Professional recovery media
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2007 / Microsoft Office Ready 2007\nMcAfee VirusScan Plus


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD
Hard Drive Capacity:120 / 128 / 250 / 64 / 80
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 64 / 80
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:120 / 128 / 250 / 64 / 80

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/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:128GB/64GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino 2 with vPro Technology
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 4500MHD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.34 / 23 / 23.1
Height :1.86 / 2 / 2.3 / 2.34 / 2.6 / 23.1
Height (front):1.86
Height (rear):2.34 / 2.59
Weight:1 / 1.3 / 1.33 / 1.4 / 1.42 / 1.43 / 1.46 / 1.5 / 1.52 / 1.53 / 2.3 / 3.32 / 3.35
Width:31.8 / 32