Using a choice between black or red the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e looks like a business-class 13-inch notebook shrunk down into an 11. six inch netbook. The design is decidedly Lenovo, with straight lines and a solid chassis offering a netbook that does not look too chunky or too thin. Just right, the netbook is solid and sturdy but lightweight enough at 3. 3 pounds. Opening the lid reveals the best keyboard on a netbook we've seen to date.
Having a full-size keyboard the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e's keys are flat with a slightly curved concave surface. While they are chiclet style, they are also spaced correctly so that inspite of the small amount of space on the mini netbook, typing on this keyboard never feels cramped. As an alternative the keyboard is the most comfortable we've tried and beats out some notebooks and laptops. The particular touch-pad is relatively small but offers multi-touch options and controls while a track-point control sits in the middle of the keys.
Taking a different step from other Intel Atom powered netbook computers, the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e uses an AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor with ATI Mobility Radeon HIGH DEFINITION 3200 integrated graphics. Coordintaing with these are 2GB of DDR2 memory, a 320GB hard disk drive and a Windows 7 Specialist operating-system. The 11. 6-inch matte screen offers a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels for easy 720p Hd-video while the wireless-n wifi ensures great sinarmulia.com connectivity. Ports and cable connections include an Ethernet LOCAL AREA NETWORK port, a VGA interface, three USB 2. zero ports, an SD cards reader and a combo audio tracks jack.
Performance for the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e is much better than standard Intel Atom N450 netbooks allowing for more multitasking and faster responsiveness. The integrated graphics are also somewhat better, offering much smoother 720p HD video and access to some light gaming. Nevertheless, the cost to battery-life is quite high as the netbook only lasts for about four hrs or so on a single charge.
All in all, the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e provides almost everything a netbook user could want including the ultimate netbook keyboard, a larger matte screen, better components and smooth 720p HIGH-DEFINITION video which should make it more than worth the below average battery life. In combination, this better performance and comfort makes the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e well suited for the business-class user on the go or as the perfect netbook for the upscale user buying a as pleasing netbook.