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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. Comments about the battery and usability are generally positive. The durability and performance also get good feedback, but the touchpad and price get critical reviews.

portability, performance, durability, usability, battery

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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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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo ThinkPad X301

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Lenovo ThinkPad X301 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The durability and portability also get good feedback, but there are some critical views about the keyboard.

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86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2019

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

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 (techradar.com)

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 (techadvisor.co.uk)

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

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

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 (techsmart.co.za)

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 (itpro.co.uk)

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 (businesscomputingworld.co.uk)

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

Expert review by (laptops.co.uk)

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 (goodgearguide.com.au)

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

Expert review by (engadget.com)

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...

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