Despite its netbook footprint, it’s still a ThinkPad at heart. The best Black Friday deals of Wireless data can be exchanged via Bluetooth Version 2. Pros Great keyboard Good integrated graphics performance Solid build quality at a low price Cons Weak processor Average battery life Keyboard not backlit. Under pressure, only the screen frame gives way a little. However, at minimum brightness nearly nothing can be seen effortlessly.

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How your privacy gets cooked by those restaurant waitlist apps. The Good Phenomenal keyboard; sturdy build; matte screen. In ThinkPad terms, engineers had to deliver a product that was built for business in terms of durability, usability, connectivity, serviceability, x1000e warranty coverage … all while keeping this laptop as inexpensive as possible.

Lenovo ThinkPad Xe review: Lenovo ThinkPad Xe – CNET

That might seem hard to swallow, but believe us when we say that this compact, very Netbook-like ThinkPad-to-go is like a fantasy to business travelers and ThinkPad fans who have been dreaming of an ultraportable to call their own.

The first affordable ThinkPad ultraportable laptop has arrived. So, it can be clearly distinguished from the case. The Best Laptops of Most Netbook-type devices feature some sort of battery bulge that’s answered for with some modicum of sleight-of-hand–chunky rear risers, bulbous handlelike protrusions, or jutting bulges straight out the back–and this xe does the same.

With that, the Xe achieved a usable battery life for a small mobile unit, although it cannot compete with the top models. Lenoco will not be pleased, depending on occupancy, about the LAN port at the front of the left side. In our benchmark tests, the Neo offered notable improvement over the Intel Atom in single-task tests on Photoshop and iTunes, but being a single-core processor, it suffers the same multitasking hindrances as an Atom.


Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Notebook Review

Depending on occupancy, the two USB-ports in the middle of the left side as well as the LAN-port in the front area can lead to disturbing cables, especially for a left-handed person. While the function buttons have been shrunken down, there are two full sized Shift keys and we didn’t have to make any adjustments to our usual hand positioning when typing this review.

Screen and Speakers The Cherry red haters are not to worry, x10e0 can also nab it in the familiar matte black. But, just about GB are available to the user. This single-core CPU is designed for small slim notebooks and is characterized less by performance than by great energy efficiency.

Lenovo ThinkPad Xe Specs – CNET

Desktop performance for Windows Aero. Is this the ideal companion for road warriors? Most netbooks with six-cell batteries run for double that time, and most ULV laptops last over four and a half hours.

This particular touchpad has some multitouch capabilities, including pinch-to-zoom x00e pivot-rotation. The Bad Underpowered for the price; battery life isn’t as good as many Netbooks. Theoretically, the ATI graphics should enhance video and light games, but our attempts to watch Hulu full-screen were just as stuttered as on any other Netbook.


The Xe scored a total of points. In addition to the 1-year warranty and global support, Lenovo offers image-creation, deployment and end-of-life data and asset-recovery services. Overall, an excellent keyboard.

Two gigabytes of main memory, one slot free. Considering the price range this is reasonable. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Conveniently, the VGA port is on the back. The biggest single advantage of this screen over ultraportables like the Alienware M11x or the Dell Inspiron 11z is the fact that this screen features a matte surface.

Lenovo IdeaPad s Inch. Lenovo refuses to call the Xe a netbook, but we’re going to call a spade a spade and say that size-wise that’s exactly what it looks like. AC power jack, battery, and VGA out. Vertical viewing angles are below average as the display becomes over exposed or colors begin inverting after moving the screen 15 degrees forward or back.

Unfortunately, its performance, though better than that of Atom Netbooks, comes at the cost of longer battery life.

Like every single netbook, you can find a Webcam situated above the screen.