Product specifications for the ThinkPad Xe systems. 83% Review Lenovo Thinkpad Xe Subnotebook | Notebookcheck decent specifications and class-leading usability – all while remaining easy on the. Is the Lenovo ThinkPad Xe a netbook or an ultraportable? is a little heavier than other netbooks, but I hardly noticed the extra weight.

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The key spacing and support structure underneath the keyboard help deliver a fantastic tactile feel an prevent typing errors despite the small footprint of the keyboard.

We reviewed the single-core Xe earlier this year and found it also had solid graphics performance, but shorter battery life than the dual-core Turion. From around the web. However, with the resolution set to native and effects set to Low, we did see a very playable 60 fps.

AMD-powered notebooks have long held a reputation for getting worse battery life than their Intel-equipped counterparts. Run Time Up To. It’s not exciting but it’s not what we’re here for either. But while it’s impressive in many ways — oh, that keyboard!

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e (Dual Core AMD) Review

It has the same dual 1. That’s only 10 seconds behind the category average of 2: Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. Horizontal viewing angles are good out to at least 60 degrees to either side before you start to notice color distortion.

While the function buttons have been shrunken down, there are two full sized Shift keys and we didn’t have to make any adjustments to our usual hand positioning when typing this review. The TrackPoint buttons include the traditional middle button found on most ThinkPads. Truth is we’ve navigated and typed on a lot of netbooks and small computers, and there’s no doubt in our minds that the experience on the Xe is the top of the game.

The dual-core ThinkPad Xe has the same exact same 3. Both Windows versions are bit.

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e review

The island-style keyboard is a smaller version of those found on the ThinkPad Edge series and nearly as comfortable. Lenovo fine-tuned its formula for the Yoga C, adding a trio of useful features that The ThinkPad Xe packs the basic ports with few extras. We actually have a few benchmarks later on with the system running in both configurations.


Cherry red haters are not to worry, you can also nab it in the familiar matte black. The first affordable ThinkPad ultraportable laptop has arrived. On our video rundown test the Xe’s 63Wh, six-cell battery lasted a pretty sad three and a half hours.

Out of the box we had no problems streaming p YouTube videos, and upgrading to Flash This ultraportable has an excellent keyboard, a dual-core AMD processor, and strong graphics, but its battery life is wanting.

Software Microsoft Office Preloaded. The black, matte curved keys — Lenovo calls them “keycaped” — feel as if they’ve been molded especially for our finger tips, and the entire panel is void of any flex or bounce.

However, when we upped the resolution x100e x and turned up the special effects, that rate dropped to an unplayable 8 fps. So what do you get for your hard-earned cash? That said, the speaker location on the bottom of the notebook means sound is directed down xpecs away from you rather than up toward your ears.

That’s a good 20 percent below the category average of That said, it can run in dual channel mode, so adding another 1GB stick of DDR should at least offer a marginal gain alongside the additional performance boost that comes with more memory.

Both navigation methods provided extremely accurate navigation. During that time, the Xe consumed an average of You can configure the Xe with either a black or red lid. Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. Viewing angles were strong at up to 45 degrees to the left and right, though lejovo colors began to wash out any further than that. Both the Xe and its direct competitors trailed the ultraportable category average of 3, but, to be fair, the ultraportable category also includes a number of powerful and expensive Core i5 and Core i7 systems.

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Quality lenoo is made possible by advertising. Though the unit we have on hand is actually the one I bought for myself again, eating our own dog food as it wereit does bear mentioning that Lenovo’s ThinkPad Xe has been getting seeded lenov the media lately. CNET may get a commission from these offers. Trusted Reviews If you don’t mind the lack of digital video out and if you don’t require battery life longer than around four hours, Lenovo’s ThinkPad Xe is an excellent choice, thanks to its advanced OS, superb build quality, decent specifications and class-leading usability lenoco all while remaining easy on the wallet.

This means fewer typos compared to netbooks with cramped keys.

Lenovo ThinkPad Xe: When Build Quality Matters Most

It took 1 hour and 32 minutes to charge the Xe to 80 percent of capacity, and a full 2: Of course, things have changed in the intervening time frame. Email Name Comment Firstname. That lenvo, the notebook continues to have two serious disadvantages when compared to Intel-powered competitors: Our favorite ThinkVantage utilities are Password Vault, which speca track of all your usernames and passwords, and Power Manager, which offers more detailed settings than Windows 7’s control panel.

On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

Ports and Features Port selection is good enough to get the job done while on the road. Lenovo was asking CULV prices for low-end tech, sepcs most review sites weren’t biting.

However, the touchpad didn’t always respond to supported multitouch gestures, such as pinch-to-zoom. This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a inch display-diagonal. The mouse buttons were a little noisy, but offered strong tactile feedback without feeling stiff.

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