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post #16 of 40
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My X200s defaults at 1440X900 resolution - a Wide Screen X series I'd say
post #17 of 40
Got an X31 I bought used a couple years ago and use it very often. Also have my now-retired T43p (need to sell) and my T400.
post #18 of 40
I like it when it was still IBM




I use my X41 Tablet mainly as a drawing tablet now, folded flat and resting on the table, with the main screen on the external monitor. Essentialy a 12" cintiq I get about 4 1/2 hours on this old extended battery. I cannot believe how tough these things are.

I once dropped it from about chest high, the cardbus flap flew off, and yet the machine didnt even flinch! (the tablet mode with programs still running!)

I'm in the process of installing a 64gb ssd in this thing now, because the pathetic 40gb 4200rpm pitiful excuse of a hard drive drives me nuts. Same hard drive as the ipods.. blehh...
post #19 of 40
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Originally Posted by lara veronin View Post
I once dropped it from about chest high, the cardbus flap flew off, and yet the machine didnt even flinch! (the tablet mode with programs still running!)
I accidentally sat on my X31 once! Dropped it a couple of times too, which I suspect eventually killed its harddrive.
post #20 of 40
I will take any IBM/Lenovo with flexview over any of the X/T varieties of today's thinkpads. The T/N screens are just too horrific for my delicate eyes.
post #21 of 40
The flexview definitely were/are better displays, in fact some of the best I've ever seen on a laptop period.
post #22 of 40
i have an x30; it's a slow p3 but i love it; light, great keyboard, solid, and runs linux great
post #23 of 40
I'm so jealous of you X series owners. I have a T-series and love this thing to death. I'll be buying nothing but Thinkpads from now on.
post #24 of 40
ahh... i want an x series as my next laptop
post #25 of 40




Love my x61s - hahaha but trying to sell it, because I just got an x200!
post #26 of 40
Just got my X200 a few days before I had to leave for work. I'm typing this off of my Acer Aspire One, but in a few weeks when I get home, this Acer will probably be permanently retired for the X200.
post #27 of 40
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Originally Posted by chesebert View Post
I will take any IBM/Lenovo with flexview over any of the X/T varieties of today's thinkpads. The T/N screens are just too horrific for my delicate eyes.
The new X200 tablets with LED backlighting use IPS panels.

From the Lenovo PSREF:

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Some:  12.1" (308mm) WXGA (1280x800) TFT color, anti-glare, CCFL backlight,
     190 nits, 16:10 aspect ratio, 500:1 contrast ratio, FFS, frameless screen
Some:  12.1" (308mm) WXGA (1280x800) TFT color, anti-glare, LED backlight,
     285 nits, 16:10 aspect ratio, 500:1 contrast ratio, IPS, frameless screen 
Touch:  12.1" (308mm) WXGA (1280x800) TFT color, anti-glare, LED backlight,
     230 nits, 16:10 aspect ratio, 500:1 contrast ratio, IPS, 
    MultiView (indoor/outdoor), MultiTouch (touchscreen via finger and pen)
I might be getting one now (7449-8JU)

Edit: To clarify, the non-tablet X200/X200s both appear to be TN.
Edit 2: FFS seems to be an IPS technology so the cheaper CCFL option is also good.
post #28 of 40
I've orderd an X200 Tablet that I'm rather excited for. I've had brief experiences with the X60 and X61 tablets and got to use a Dell Laitude XT Tablet last year, so I've been convinced of the usefulness of the tablet concept. Now that Lenovo finally has a widescreen tablet with touch instead of just an XGA one, I figured I'd give it a shot.
post #29 of 40
I love my x300, but I'm trying to trade it for a unibody macbook now. Maybe even a BlackBook core2duo plus a lot of cash.
post #30 of 40
My X200 Arrived today. I've been using it near-nonstop for about 5 hours now and here are my initial impressions.

(I've used a Latitude XT, x60t, and x61t in the past)


Pen: Stunning. Just like other Lenovo tablets. I think Lenovo's the best in the industry for pen - very realistic feeling, great response (typical Wacom). My only complaint is that I prefer the Latitude XT's "press a button for eraser" to Lenovo's "turn hte pen upside down and use the eraser-like thing".

Touch: Mediocre. It does the trick for pointing and clicking, but I've been spoiled by the Latitude XT's capacitive touch, which is an order of magnitude or two better than this. If you want a true touchscreen, get a Dell.

Performance: This thing kills the Dell. The Dell XT and XT2 come with a max of, what, a 1.4Ghz C2D? The Latitude has an option for the L9400 and it FLIES. With 3GB of RAM, SuperPi 1M was 25s. On a low-power laptop CPU. Unbelievable.

Durability: It's built like a tank. My old Latitude D620 was built reasonably sturdy, but I was never confident picking it up by the lid. This thing, I wouldn't hesitate. The hinge is that good.

Docking Station: As others have said, it's huge. I connect it when I need the DVD-RW drive (specifically, to install apps or on the rare time when I need a burner) and would leave it in the closet (or on my desk) all other times. It nearly doubles the weight and doubles the size. I think it's worth OWNING for the optical drive so you can reinstall your OS and whatnot, but I wouldn't expect to be taking it places.

Weight is very nice - even with the 8 cell battery (which I reccomend), it's very light compared to most other laptops I've used.

In short, unless you truly demand a high-grade touchscreen, I highly reccomend it. My only REAL complaint is that, after all these years, IBM/Lenovo is STILL putting that ****ed Fn key where the Ctrl key should be. Amazing how they can have the best keyboards and best laptops in the industry and still fail that usability test so badly.
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