The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 is an ultra-portable 13.3″ widescreen thin-and-light notebook. Touting a thickness of less than 1-inch, 0.73â€ at its thinnest, the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 still packs a full list of features. The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 is a prime example that ultra-portable notebooks can be fully functional and still reap all benefits that an ultra-portable form factor brings. First and foremost, it’s a ThinkPad, renown for quality, reliability and legendary performance. It’s loaded with the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processor and Intelâ€™s vPro technology. The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 also features a 1.8 inch, 64 GB solid state drive (SSD), which provides more than twice the performance of standard 2.5 inch hard drives. With no moving parts, this technology offers more than four times greater shock resistance, lighter weight and a faster boot time for applications. The X300′s 13-inch LED backlit WXGA+ (1440 x 900) display delivers a crisper, brighter viewing experience and is 75 percent more energy-efficient performance than LCD displays.
Exceptional Build Quality
Lenovoâ€™s ThinkPad X300 is as solid as you get in terms of build quality. Special materials and design methods were used to make the X300 extremely strong yet extremely light. The bottom cover and the keyboard bezel are made of magnesium to give the motherboard strong protection against flex and shocks. The LCD cover is mainly made out of Advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP), but in order to provide superior wireless performance, the sidewalls are made of Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GFRP). The LCD cover structure is similar to Formula 1 racecars and leading commercial planes like the new Airbus A380 and Boeing 7E7.
The ThinkPad X300â€™s build quality is first-class and shows improvement over previous ThinkPads. It may not be recognizable at first glance but Lenovo has made significant strides in the design department. The X300 offers numerous design flourishes including a glossy bottom bezel, select illuminated buttons and â€” for the first time in the X Series â€” an integrated camera and stereo speakers. Lenovo went the distance here. Even covering little details such as painting the heat vents to match the rest of the exterior. It might not sound like much, but copper colored internals can really detract from the overall aesthetic of a notebook.
The ThinkPad X300 features integrated Certified Wireless USB over UltraWide Band (UWB). UWB allows greater throughput with higher bandwidth than Bluetooth as well as the ability to get rid of your cables on your desk. Thanks to the PCI Express Micro-card implementation, the X300 offers simultaneous support of Wireless LAN, Wireless WAN, and UltraWide Band. ThinkPad X300â€™s with the Wireless WAN option utilizes native GPS functionality that is built into the X300. The ThinkPad X300 is one of the first notebook PCs in the market to support WiMAX. WiMAX, which will become available later this year, offers a significantly longer range compared to Wi-Fi and faster rates when compared to 3G. The ThinkPad X300 also provides an excellent voice and video communication experience to any traveler or home user who wants to stay connected through the internet. The integrated camera and digital microphone give you a superior VoIP experience and the improved stereo speakers and audio codecs provide clear and loud volume.
Lenovoâ€™s ThinkPad X300 is easily one of the most environmentally sound notebooks around. The X300 is Lenovoâ€™s first EPEAT Gold certified notebook with environmentally conscious and user-centric design features such as dual core low voltage processors, energy efficient SSD drives, mercury free LED displays, and an improved battery stretch software for energy savings. All packaging materials for the X300 are 90% recyclable by weight, and the use of toxic materials such as cadmium, lead, and arsenic have been reduced. The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 meets the stringent Energy Star 4.0 criteria and is 25% more energy efficient than Lenovoâ€™s previous generation notebooks.
The Bottom Line:
The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 breaks new ground in the field of ultra-portable notebooks with the inclusion of a WXGA+ display, 7mm DVD burner, full-size keyboard, and nearly every feature a mobile user needs packed into a sleek, lightweight case.
The new ThinkPad X300 notebook is a breakthrough, full-featured business ultraportable thatâ€™s vastly more energy-efficient than previous models and forces none of the compromises typical of other ultraportable systems. You often have to sacrifice features, durability or style for portability. But not with the Lenovo ThinkPad X300. Itâ€™s solid as a rock, thanks to the patent-pending, carbon-fiber/glass-fiber ThinkPad â€œroll cageâ€ technology and other advances such as Flash-based Solid State Drives with no moving parts. In terms of style, itâ€™s closer to the size of an actual paper notebook than a ThinkPad notebook has ever been, measuring less than Â¾th of an inch at its thinnest and starting at just 2.93 lb. Even with the ultra-thin DVD burner itâ€™s still an amazing 3.13 lb. And the X300 offers numerous design flourishes including a glossy bottom bezel, select illuminated buttons and â€” for the first time in the X Series â€” an integrated camera option and stereo speakers.
The 13.3″ widescreen offers the portability of a standard-ratio 12″ display, with the usable workspace of a standard 14″ model. In addition, the new LED backlit display on the ThinkPad X300 provides a great viewing experience.
To offer extra long battery life and easy portability, the ThinkPad X300 notebookâ€™s 3-cell (standard) and optional bay batteries are made of lithium polymerâ€”the new standard for lightweight energy storage. Plus, its new power management features help to save energy, giving you more unplugged working time.
Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Laptop Computer – Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 1.2GHz, Bluetooth, 802.11a/g/n Wireless, 2GB DDR2, 64GB SSD, DVDRW, 13.3″ WXGA LED, Fingerprint Reader, Webcam, Windows XP Professional
Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Laptop Computer – Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 1.2GHz, Bluetooth, WWAN, 802.11a/g/n WLAN, 2GB DDR2, 64GB SSD, DVDRW, 13.3″ WXGA LED, Fingerprint Reader, Webcam, Windows XP Professional