Lenovo has recently launched X201 in their X Series ultra-portable notebooks. The 12-inch High-Def display comes with latest Intel i-series processors for fast performance. Laptop looks are professional and it’s good for working on the move. The hardware can be upgraded as per your needs and budget.
Display: The 12.1-inch WXGA LED Panel is pretty small but the compact design is not less on specs and features latest hardware technologies.
Operating System: It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit and you can upgrade it to Windows 7 Professional 64-bit but that will cost you a little more.
Processor: The notebook runs on Intel Core i5-520M Processor (2.40GHz, 3MB L3, 1066MHz FSB) and upgradable to Intel Core i7-620M Processor (2.66GHz, 4MB L3, 1066MHz FSB). If you can bear additional cost, I would recommend you to choose the best processor.
System Graphics: This is one area where we see its lacking in comparison to other laptops. It comes with Intel HD Graphics and there is no option to add any external graphics card. Since the notebook is meant for Business users, absence of external graphics card should not be a problem.
Memory: It comes with 2 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory and it’s upgradable up to 8 GB.
Pointing Device: It comes with TrackPoint and TouchPad and you can add optional Fingerprint reader.
Hard Drive: Depending on your usage, you can opt 160 GB 5400 rpm hard drive or the 500 GB 7200 rpm hard drive. It also provides you option for Disk Encryption for added security and Solid State Drive for fast performance.
Expansion Slots: 5-1 Media Card Reader and Modem
Battery: ThinkPad X200 Series 4 cell Li-Ion Battery and you can upgrade it to ThinkPad X200 Series 9 cell Li-Ion Battery. If you take your notebook outside for long time and want to take it for mobile use, we recommend you to go for the bigger battery for long time power backup.
Camera: 2.0 MP low-light camera
- Integrated Wi-Fi
- Integrated Mobile BroadBand
Dimensions: 295 x 210 x 20.7 – 35.3 mm
Weight: 1.34 Kg with 4-cell battery
Price: The notebook will cost you 1,100 USD
Conclusion: Overall it’s a good notebook that features fast performance, mobility, security and durability with professional looks. Good for business professionals who are looking for a small size notebook with decent features for mobile use.