12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic computer
First, please note that I'm reviewing the actual computer and not any vendor nor the manufacturer's customer service.
Thinkpads, generally in my experience have by far the best laptop keyboards I've used. This is my fifth (at least) Thinkpad and my second X series (previous was X60). I have found them all to be remarkably reliable with excellent ergonomics...
Published on February 20, 2010 by A. Altman
1 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars you are getting robbed
Do yourself a favor, check out the manufacture's website , they have better version of this laptop under 800 , so buy it from the manufacture and don't pay retail.
Published 16 months ago by edd
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic computer,
This review is from: Lenovo Thinkpad X200 12.1-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 6.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows XP Pro) (Personal Computers)First, please note that I'm reviewing the actual computer and not any vendor nor the manufacturer's customer service.
Thinkpads, generally in my experience have by far the best laptop keyboards I've used. This is my fifth (at least) Thinkpad and my second X series (previous was X60). I have found them all to be remarkably reliable with excellent ergonomics. I especially love small touches, like the little mouse in the center of the keyboard (looks like a pencil eraser). Thinkpad seems to have the only truly effective implementation compared to other I've tried such as Toshiba. Also 3 USB ports. Nice. VERY lightweight, speedy enough. I LIKE that they did not put a cd/dvd drive in this unit. I'd rather use external given how infrequently I need it. X200 has built-in camera - I still have not figured out how to turn it off - so careful with your attire while surfing Facebook y'all!
So I am thrilled with this unit, loved my X60 for the 2+ years that I had it, and the T series before that. These things seem designed for "road warriors" like me.
Also be sure to get the small travelers A/C adaptor that Lenovo sells for these. I think I paid $35 for mine. Nice.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars X200 Amazing!!,
This review is from: Lenovo Thinkpad X200 12.1-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 6.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows XP Pro) (Personal Computers)I have the x200 with extended life battery and 2.4 ghz processor widows 7. This is an amzing little machine. It's built like a tank, and the battery life is incredible. I get about 10 hours!! IBM/Lenovo has been building workhorses for business use for years. They know what they are doing.
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beware of the low reviews on this product,
This review is from: Lenovo Thinkpad X200 12.1-Inch Black Laptop - Up to 6.5 Hours of Battery Life (Windows XP Pro) (Personal Computers)The other two reviews that gave it a low rating had nothing to do with the laptop. It was their experiences that were the issue not the laptop itself. If you turned down this laptop based on those reviews you would be missing out on a very nice machine.
This is an excellent laptop and I highly recommend it. I've had mine for a couple of years now and have never had a problem with it. I have upgraded to Win7 since then and have a total of 4GB RAM (which is the max for this laptop hardware wise).
I am in IT field and need a reliable, ultra-portable laptop that has plenty of 'horse-power' to run several applications that I rely on. The X200 fits that perfectly.
I am fairly rough on my laptop and yet it still runs without a problem.
Pros: Light-weight, portable, great battery life, reliable, nice features (roll cage to protect against bumps, spill-resistant keyboard), price is just right, Lenovo's website for downloads (drivers and software) is always up to date
Cons: The finish on the top of it is not that durable. The lid on mine got scratched up a little bit. I ended up buying a 'skin' to go on the top of it to hide the scuff marks.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent ultraportable,
I've used ThinkPads for the past six years and I'm leaning towards saying that my X200 is probably the best notebook I've ever used, ThinkPad or not. The build quality is excellent and the system feels very durable. It's quite lightweight, although I'm only getting about four hours of life out of a 6-cell battery. The power is definitely there as well... I'm starting to learn 3D modeling apps using Poser 7, and so far this machine has done all my renders quickly. I can also run some light games on here, as well.
Ergonomically it's a great system as well... it's got a full-sized keyboard, and the WXGA resolution is a great upgrade from the previous X60/X61. Typing and other keyboard work for long stretches is a breeze, although my hands do feel a little cramped from the short palmrest. The X200 also runs very cool... it's a notebook you can actually use on your lap, if so inclined.
If you've been looking at netbooks and like the size and weight, but wanted something with more guts, this might be a great machine for you. With prices on these dropping a bit since the release of the X201, it's a good time to pick up a great notebook for a great price.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely solid.,
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love These Machines!,
I have a SL410 but Amazon no longer sells it, so writing this here.
Bought a Toshiba laptop weeks ago then returned it. It was OK but it looked and felt cheap with the very high gloss surface had to constantly wipe it down. The thinkpads have a matte finish, much better.
Also the Toshiba Laptop had these annoying popup windows that would appear reminding me to upgrade and buy software.
The touch pad is great very accurate, also much better then my toshiba.
Only had mine a few a couple weeks and am impressed overall.
I've been a electronics tech for 20 years and a IT degree, I can say these are made very well. The connectors and interface are well designed. Just wish mine was a little lighter the 410 is about 5lbs.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dandy Laptop & Stellar Seller,
<<<< So at this point you're probably thinking "Well dang ... that seller messed up ... I am certainly never gonna buy a computer from THEM" ... Right? >>>>
Well, I am here to tell you that you actually SHOULD buy from Craving Savings. The TEST OF A COMPANY'S MEDAL is when things go wrong. In the end, the people at Craving Savings rose to deliver STELLAR service on my transaction. This is what they did it make it right:
1) Craving Savings OVERNIGHT shipped a second Lenovo Thinkpad X200 to me and yes, this time the laptop arrived with WIN XP Service Pack 2 pre-installed exactly as per my initial request, and
2) Craving Savings provided me with a PREPAID UPS shipping label to return the first computer to them at no cost to me.
And by the way, I have used the Lenovo Thinkpad X200 now for a couple of weeks and it is a dandy little computer. I especially love how compactly it fits into my ol' vintage Samsonite briefcase.
Anyway, that's my two cents. Happy shopping all.
5.0 out of 5 stars Deliver is on time, replacement request fulfilled,
5.0 out of 5 stars Great direct repalcement.,
5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I wanted, but then I DID want a tiny dual core Lenovo.,
The lack of a built-in optical drive is a bit of a pain, but that just means that I'll need to borrow an external one to install the Office Suite.
There's no trackpad (again, feature not a bug), and the little red tracking nipple develops a bit of a creep if you're using it intensively to, say, edit a Word document. Normal for these machines. I picked up a little wireless mouse on Amazon and that minimal irritation is now entirely fixed.
The machine runs cool for the uses I put it to (three to ten tabs open on Mozilla with No-Script suppressing obnoxiousness, a Word or PowerPoint document or two open, a few tabs of PDF XChange Viewer open), and the battery, which I believe is just the basic battery, is good for at least four hours of this sort of use.
Finally, the machine and its accessories, including that wireless mouse, all fit absolutely beautifully into the Targus Radius Vertical Messenger Bag that's built for Macs. Just beautifully. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000RPLMCI/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Things I expect out of this laptop, given my history with this brand: it will hold up well aesthetically and functionally, it will be hard to kill even when I use it for collecting data in very hot or cold moist environments, and it will be easy to get into and modify if I choose to upgrade the RAM or change out the keyboard or whatever. Also, the power cord will, historically speaking, last the life of the machine, though I may choose to purchase a battery with more storage at some point. Maybe not. This basic battery is proving surprisingly generous. Very happy with this purchase.
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