Advantages and Disadvantages of Lenovo ThinkPad X201 3626 (Review)

Lenovo ThinkPad X201 3626

Lenovo unveiled their ThinkPad X201 tablet laptop, what they claim to be the industry’s fastest ultraportable, and also the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad yet.

Advantages: Powerful processor in a 12-inch laptop; excellent battery life; typical ThinkPad quality construction.

Disadvantages: Bulky for a 12-inch laptop; expensive for a non gaming system.

Anyone looking for the power of a midsize laptop in a compact 12-inch body has only a few choices, and none to date tops Lenovo’s excellent ThinkPad X201.

Lenovo ThinkPad X201 3626 Specs:

Price Range: $1099.00 – $1941.53

  • Manufacturer: Lenovo
  • Part number: 3626F3U

General

  • Platform Technology

    Intel vPro Technology

  • Built-in Devices

    ThinkLight, SIM card reader, Stereo speakers, Cellular antenna, Bluetooth antenna, Wireless LAN antenna

  • Embedded Security

    Trusted Platform Module (TPM 1.2) Security Chip , Fingerprint reader

  • Width

    11.6 in

  • Depth

    8.3 in

  • Height

    1.4 in

  • Weight

    3.2 lbs

  • Color

    Black

  • Localization

    English

  • Notebook type

    Ultraportable (Under 4 lbs.)

Processor

  • Processor

    Intel Core i5 I5-540M / 2.53 GHz

  • Max Turbo Speed

    3.06 GHz

  • Multi-Core Technology

    Dual-Core

  • Features

    Hyper-Threading Technology, Intel Turbo Boost Technology

  • Chipset Type

    Mobile Intel QM57 Express

Cache Memory

  • Type

    L3 cache

  • Cache size

    3 MB

RAM

  • Installed Size

    4 GB / 8 GB (max)

  • Technology

    DDR3 SDRAM – 1066 MHz

  • Memory specification compliance

    PC3-8500

  • RAM form factor

    SO DIMM 204-pin

  • RAM configuration features

    2 x 2 GB

Storage Controller

  • Storage controller type

    Serial ATA

  • Storage Controller / Serial ATA Interface

    Serial ATA-300

Storage

  • Floppy Drive

    None

  • Hard Drive

    320 GB – Serial ATA-300 – 7200 rpm

  • Storage Removable

    None

  • Hard drive type

    Portable

Optical Storage (2nd)

  • 2nd optical storage type

    None

Card Reader

  • Card reader type

    5 in 1 card reader

  • Supported flash memory cards

    Memory Stick, MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, Memory Stick Pro, SDHC Memory Card

Display

  • Display Type

    12.1 in TFT active matrix

  • Max Resolution

    1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

  • Widescreen Display

    Yes

  • Features

    Anti-glare, LED-backlit

Video

  • Graphics Processor / Vendor

    Intel HD Graphics

Audio

  • Audio output type

    Sound card

  • Audio codec

    CX20585

  • Audio output compliant standards

    High Definition Audio

  • Audio Input

    Stereo microphone

Input Device(s)

  • Input device type

    Keyboard, UltraNav, TrackPoint

  • Features

    Spill-proof, Multi-touch technology

Telecom

  • Modem

    Fax / modem / cellular modem

  • Protocols & Specifications

    ITU V.90

  • Service provider

    Verizon Wireless

  • Modem features

    V.92 upgradable

Networking

  • Networking

    Network adapter

  • Networking / Wireless LAN Supported

    Yes

  • Wireless NIC

    Intel WiFi Link 6200

  • Data link protocol

    Ethernet, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet

  • Networking standards

    IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n, Bluetooth 2.1

Expansion / Connectivity

  • Expansion Bays

    1 x Ultrabay Slim

  • Expansion Slots Total (Free)

    2 ( 0 ) x Memory – SO DIMM 204-pin, 1 ( 1 ) x ExpressCard/34

  • Interfaces

    1 x Network – Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T – RJ-45, 1 x Microphone – Input – Mini-phone 3.5 mm, 1 x Headphones – Output – Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x Modem – Phone line – RJ-11, 3 x Hi-Speed USB, 1 x Display / video – VGA – 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15), 1 x Docking / port replicator

Miscellaneous

  • Included Accessories

    SIM Card

  • Features

    Power-on password, Hard drive password, Administrator password, ThinkVantage Active Protection System, Intel Active Management Technology (iAMT), Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

  • Compliant Standards

    RoHS

Power

  • Power device form factor

    External

  • Voltage Required

    AC 120/230 V

Battery

  • Technology

    6-cell Lithium ion

  • Installed Qty

    1 / 1 (max)

  • Mfr estimated battery life

    6.7 hour(s)

Operating System / Software

  • OS Provided

    Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit Edition

  • Microsoft Office Ready

    Includes a preinstalled image of select 2007 Microsoft Office suites. Purchase a Medialess License Kit (MLK) to activate the software.

  • Software

    Skype, Fingerprint Software, ThinkVantage Toolbox, Lenovo Password Manager, ThinkVantage Power Manager, ThinkVantage System Update, ThinkVantage Access Connections, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Service & Support

    3 years warranty

  • Service & Support Details

    Limited warranty – Parts and labor – 1 year – Pick-up and return

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