Lenovo ThinkPad X1 launched, priced

Last Friday, Lenovo Philippines launched their thinnest ThinkPad yet — the Lenovo ThinkPad X1. This 13-incher is a business laptop aimed at the same category as the Macbook Air and the Samsung Series 9.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 specs:
Intel Core i5-2520M 2.5GHz (Turbo Boost 3.2GHz)
13.3″ LED back-lit with Gorilla Glass Display @ 1366×768 pixels
Intel HD Graphics
8 GB DDR3 1333MHz
250GB, 320GB SATA HDD 7200rpm or Intel 80GB micro SDD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0
720p HD webcam
Fingerprint reader
4-in-a card reader
6-cell battery
Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

The laptop is 0.65″ (16.5mm) at its thinnest up to 0.84″ (21.5mm) at its thickest base. Depending on the specs, it could weigh between 3.0lbs to 3.8lbs which is still very light. A 13-inch Macbook Air weighs 2.9lbs.

The 6-cell integrated battery lasts for about 5 hours but there’s an optional slice battery you can attach it to to give it up to 10 hours.

The ThinkPad X1 doesn’t come cheap either. Starting price of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 is Php120,000.

Photo credit: digitalspidey.com

32 Comments on this Post

  1. Benchmark

    wowa! The price is way to high!

    • Messie

      Ang sakit sa ulo ng 120k. Mag i-alienware na lang ako noh.

      Boss Yuga, request naman po ng review ng Alienware lappys dyan. =D

    • syempre aim sa business minded ppl.

    • apples to oranges

      why the hell are you even comparing an alienware to a thinkpad????
      Alienware = gaming
      Thinkpad = business
      It’s like comparing oranges to apples.

    • Messie

      I’m not comparing the two. I’m just saying that given the price, I (emphasis on the word I) will rather go with Alienware. Yup, it’s because I do a lot of gaming. Some may prefer the Thinkpad though. Maybe because of the portability. What you can do with a thinkpad, you can also do with an Alienware kaya lang, most of the A wares I’ve seen are thick and heavy, kaya there might be issues with the portability there.

    • portability vs power

      Exactly, that’s what your paying for here, portability and battery life which the alienware does not have, even comparing this to an m11x which is extremely heavy considering it being only an 11 incher. Remember you can’t have both extreme power and portability in one unit, opportunity cost!
      Manufacturing something that is more portable and having a better battery is costly as well.
      ps: A serious gamer would never game on a laptop, no matter the laptops specs it can NEVER compete against a desktop.
      The best speced alienware is an m18x which is already considered a desktop replacement, and honestly I don’t get the logic in getting one, its HUGE! and can still be bitch slapped by a desktop for half the price! – except if your Hercules whom I’d assume would still consider a 12 pound notebook portable =)
      Ergo, I find alienware notebooks a bigger waste of money

    • Messie

      The deal is, I already have a desktop for gaming. A gaming laptop will be very useful during those trips and long stay in the province where I cannot bring my gaming desktop. I do hope that Alienware’s laptops are lighter than my CPU and monitor combined! =/ As I have said, kanya kanyang needs iyan. And in my case, an Alienware laptop will have better use than the Thinkpad.

    • asdfgh

      alienware nalang din ako haha na 15inch. hardware specification talo ang lenovo na yan. pati price sobrang mahal. pero magaan nga lng. wait, si manny pangilinan lng naman ang binebentahan nito ha…. bat tayo nakikialam? haha

  2. jineveeholic

    Halos walang pagbabago yung design nila eh.

  3. It’s a think pad, it will always look like that, it’s like a trademark for that particular range of laptops. If you think they will change that significantly, you’re in for a disappointment.

    In my experience, Think pads are almost bulletproof.. they never die even when you want them to die already so that you can have it upgraded.

  4. sobrang mahal naman to. I’d rather buy macbook, instead of this.

  5. I like the laptop but hate the price. There are a lot of cool stuff you can buy with 120K

  6. Same old outside look but fully-loaded inside.. nice… but for a price of 120? I’d rather go for ACER Iconia…

  7. Jammic

    Wow, sobrang mahaaaal, hehe. . .

  8. Lsat....

    sobrang overprice naman to. sa ibang website around $1500 lang to. so kong 43 pesos per dollar, that just around P64500. grabe tlage dito ang pricing, times two. grrrh.. alligator pricing!!! kaya karamihan sa abroad na lang nagpapabili.

  9. OA!

  10. Hindi naman siguro “starting price” yan. Based on the specs posted, medyo high end. Maybe they’ll release an i3 version with less RAM for much less than that.

  11. Ang mahal naman nito para sa current specs.

  12. Num Lock

    Please me tell me what can this thinkpad can do that a P10,500 netbook can’t do?

    • Messie

      versus a P10,500 netbook? a lot I suppose, since lower end netbooks have lower resources, cheaper build, etc. Now, compare this thinkpad on a laptop half it’s price, like P60k, then that’s where the line gets thinner. =D

  13. I actually choked when I saw the price.

    • Num Lock

      An 11″ macbook air with super drive costs 53t here in the gulf.

  14. read again

    I can’t help but get amuse by most of your comments. I would suggest you guys read the article again before looking at the price. Look at the specs again before you guys make those comments. The unit is running on Win 7 64-bit with 8GB RAM and SSD drive already. The SSD drive alone costs about near a netbook already. Also, this is targeted for CxO users, not for consumers. Also, I would dare you drop your Macbook it you can still use it after dropping it. Thinkpads are built for rugged use, not for show-and-tell.

    • Anonymous

      Agree on this one. try dropping this with macbook air and see which survives. Basically you are not just paying with the computer’ specs, also with the known trademark of thinkpads – durability

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