Monday, June 9, 2008

Macbook Air's rival-Thinkpad X300-Review


This super sleek,speedy laptop costs Rs 1,45,000! Sporting a Intel Core 2 Duo L7100 clocked at 1.2Ghz, 2GB of RAM, and an Intel's GMA X3100 video chip-this laptop is a performance pig.

A factor which might be an advantage for some users and a disadvantage for some users is that it houses a 64GB Samsung SSD(Solid-State-Drive). The advantage is that Vista boots up in a mere 37 seconds and Office applications start almost instantly! The disadvantage is that if you are a multimedia enthusiast, this piece isn't for you-because you might hog up all the 64GB of hard disk space in less than a month! Also it has a very sturdy carbon-fiber reinforced casing which is seen in almost all Thinkpad laptops.

Under moderate usage the 6-cell battery lasts up to 4 hrs-which is quite good. When it comes to keyboards; Thinkpad laptops are very renowned and this is no exception! With well spaced out keys-the response is very good. One good feature is that this laptop has a 'Trackpoint' and a 'Touchpad'! It even has options for GPS, wireless WAN and wireless USB-although these facilities aren't available in India yet.

A mere 12.5 inches wide, 9 inches long and 0.7 inches thick-this laptop is a very good alternative/rival for the Macbook Air.

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