Lenovo X220 ThinkPad Long Term User Review

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X220 purchase date: 2011.12.17

Classic ThinkPda logo that appears on the X220 palm rest

Specs:

Processor
Operating System Pre-installed Windows 7 Professional 64 – English
Keyboard/Pointing Device UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad)
Total Memory 8GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz SDRAM SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM).
Hard Drive 320GB, 7200RPM Serial ATA 2.5″ Hard Drive
Display
USB 3.0
12.5” Premium HD WXGA (1366 X 768) LED (IPS Panel)
Yes
Graphics Intel? HD Graphics 3000
Optical Device Optical Not Included
Battery 6 cell Lithium Ion Battery 29+
Ethernet/Wireless Thinkpad b/g/n
Mobile Broadband Integrated Wireless Wide Area Network upgradable
Bluetooth Yes
Integrated Camera Yes (720P)
Color Black
Fingerprint Reader Yes
Form Factor Laptop
Limited Warranty 1 Year Depot Warranty (from Dec 22, 2011 to Dec 22, 2012)
Manufacturing part number 4286CTO *****

 

Currently evaluating the x220 to replace:

  • Dell M4400
  • Dell M6500
  • Dell V131

X220 Pros:

Amazing screen

Superb keyboard

Top-of-class CPU performance (i7 2.8GHz)

FAST

Easy access to most readily changed components (RAM, HDD/SSD)

Not extremely difficult to access the mSATA port

Reliable

Expresscard and eGPU potential

Very capable dock

Both trackpoint and trackpad

Good wifi performance

Cons:

Battery slightly loose?

No backlit keyboard (but does have a “thinklight” and well defined keys, so not a deal breaker)

2012.Feb.2nd update:

The X220 continues to please. No problems have cropped up and this is very close to the perfect travel laptop. Rating 4.5/5 stars: [starreview tpl=16]

 

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