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Thinkpad x300 and x100e

March 24th, 2010 • 1 Comment

Since I have to give back my so beloved x300 laptop to my former employer it was time to find a new cool laptop. What I totally like about the x300 was the weight, screen-size, the SSD, and the dual-core Intel CPU. Still the x300 was to big to work on in trains, planes etc.

So I went on to look around – the only machines who had a chance to get bought where a Apple or a Lenovo. The follow up model of the x300 called x301 (how creative :-)) but is way to expensive. The apple notebooks well are just apple notebooks – your’re paying for the apple logo. So I went on to have a look at the x100e. It is small and energy saving…

So finally I bought one – I totally like the keyboard (which is even better then most Lenovo/ThinkPad keyboards I know), the size, and the weight. In the beginning I felt the screen might be too small (x300 had 1440×900 resolution – the x100e just 1366×766) but I think it’s okay for the price 🙂 Performance had to be improved so I bought a SSD and upgraded to 4Gb of RAM. Now there is not a big difference between the x100e (single-core AMD 1.6Ghz, 4Gb RAM, 80Gb SSD) and the x300 (dual-core 1.2Ghz, 3Gb RAM, 64Gb SSD).

Conclusions is that the price of the x100e is great compared to what you get – so you can save a little and upgrade to a SSD and more memory…