Lenovo ThinkPad X100e in the flesh!
We’re very lucky to have a preview of the new Lenovo ThinkPad X100e before it’s formally released this Monday. I’ve got a bunch of close-up photos and first impressions after the jump.
The unit I got is the entry-level model running an AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 @ 1.6GHz (single core). Here’s the complete specs:
Lenovo ThinkPad X100e
11.6â€³ display @ 1366Ã—768 pixels
AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 1.6GHz
ATI Radeon HD 3200
320GB Hitachi SATA HDD
2GB DDR2 RAM
3 USB 2.0 ports
4-in-1 card reader
6-cell Li-Ion battery 5600mAh
The X100e still has that same matte finish. No curvy or rounded edges here but the usual rugged look.
The same red dot in the middle of the keyboard is a signature mark of the ThinkPad. Nice keyboard layout and concave-shaped keys except that the Fn key is on the left-most instead of the Ctrl key.
The signature trackpad is here as well and though it seems it’s got a smaller surface area, the matte finish makes touch sensitivity better and easier to use. I have to get used to the clickers being buried that deep but so far, I liked it.
The ThinkPad comes with Windows 7 Home Premium pre-installed. Lenovo will officially announce its availability this Monday with a starting price of Php28,990. I think that’s the most affordable ThinkPad I’ve ever seen and already a sweet deal.
I already did a number of tests and benchmarks on this rig and it performs quite well. Will have a quick review up by Monday just in time for the announcement.