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Lenovo Shows Off Its Razor-thin Thinkpad X1

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 42 comments

It's girlfriend proof.

Word leaked last month of a Lenovo ThinkPad that looks like it could deliver a knockout punch to Apple's MacBook Air.

Its thin form factor will pack an Intel Core i-series CPU which will definitely best the Core 2 Duo in the MacBook Air. Judging from the teaser video below, it will also stand up to a lot more abuse than Apple's offering.

Lenovo Shows Off Its Razor-thin Thinkpad X1

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    Anonymous , May 12, 2011 10:25 AM
    I love the well researched, thought out and respectful comments here at toms.
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    Anonymous , May 12, 2011 10:36 AM
    Still ugly. Lenovo books may have great specs, but their design is still so 90's.
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    joytech22 , May 12, 2011 10:38 AM
    jasman43Still ugly. Lenovo books may have great specs, but their design is still so 90's.


    ^
    I agree 100%, they need more modern designs, they always stick to the same one, the college-owned laptops are Lenovo and like 6 years old, same layout.
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    jasonpwns , May 12, 2011 10:48 AM
    jasman43Still ugly. Lenovo books may have great specs, but their design is still so 90's.


    They make business grade laptops...
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    Aravind Aarumugam , May 12, 2011 10:49 AM
    I think it looks macho and tough. Just saying.

    Take in the face Apple.
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    taavi , May 12, 2011 10:51 AM
    joytech22^I agree 100%, they need more modern designs, they always stick to the same one, the college-owned laptops are Lenovo and like 6 years old, same layout.


    Lenovo X and T series laptops (and also some Dells, E series) are the only ones I can look at. Love the design, always have. Not all people want shiny surfaces, lots of leds and some "really innovative" design.
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    izajasz , May 12, 2011 10:53 AM
    This laptop is not meant to look good to make home users eye happy, who dont care about internals and toughness . This laptop is made to be light , tough as hell , reliable and fast. And by the way , it looks still nice.
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    Anonymous , May 12, 2011 10:58 AM
    beauty...

    this must cost a bomb
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    pirateboy , May 12, 2011 11:00 AM
    razor thin huh....
    can we slit steve job's throat with it?
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    back_by_demand , May 12, 2011 11:27 AM
    izajaszThis laptop is not meant to look good to make home users eye happy, who dont care about internals and toughness . This laptop is made to be light , tough as hell , reliable and fast. And by the way , it looks still nice.

    Agreed, Lenovo are predominanty aimed at business users and its a seriously big market with deep pockets.
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    kjsfnkwl , May 12, 2011 11:29 AM
    I've got to say, I actually love the look of Lenovo laptops. I don't know why.
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    kjsfnkwl , May 12, 2011 11:31 AM
    Oh yeah, and I'd like to know the cost. I need a new laptop, so If it's cheap, like sub 600, I'd get one.
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    pirateboy , May 12, 2011 11:49 AM
    god damn it, i want an edit button...on this site...not the forum
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    reggieray , May 12, 2011 12:47 PM
    jasman43Still ugly. Lenovo books may have great specs, but their design is still so 90's.

    As opposed to what, a shiny pink one that breaks if you close the lid too hard.
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    wcnighthawk , May 12, 2011 12:59 PM
    foukerbeauty...this must cost a bomb


    Don't worry, it's not an Apple product so you won't be paying 2k+ for it.
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    Anonymous , May 12, 2011 1:48 PM
    To the ones complaining that the Thinkpad X1 looks old,it's a tool not a toy.It's made to go through hell and back without breaking down.
    It also won't be cheap,try digging around some more on the net you'll find that this beauty will cost a lot,IIRC even more than a Macbook Air.
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    Anonymous , May 12, 2011 1:53 PM
    This makes much more sense to a business person to use then a Macbook Air. Its not really very hard to out spec Apple on any product and beat them on price and features. Its very much like Mercedes, people used to buy a Mercedes because of that Star on the hood. But their has always been better choices.
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    x3style , May 12, 2011 1:59 PM
    jasman43Still ugly. Lenovo books may have great specs, but their design is still so 90's.

    They are made to last not to impress only people from the business department who have relied on them can appreciate the beauty of it, everyone else can't see past the aspect.
    joytech22^I agree 100%, they need more modern designs, they always stick to the same one, the college-owned laptops are Lenovo and like 6 years old, same layout.

    And how will that exactly improve productivity, cause in businesses no one gets payed for looking good.

    Even the disk based HDD models have a driver and a movement sensor that parks the HDD heads in a fraction of a second as the laptop moves trough the air basically having the heads packed on impact.
    foukerbeauty...this must cost a bomb

    Yip pretty much all business edditions start at 1000$ onward.
    wcnighthawkDon't worry, it's not an Apple product so you won't be paying 2k+ for it.

    Yes they do and even more for the W series. This is serious stuff apple is for home users this is for Actual Work.
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    x3style , May 12, 2011 2:03 PM
    I've personally been using several models, T500, T510, T60, T61, X200, X201. Nothing beats them in reliability, battery life, and general toughness.
    Unless you show me a laptop that you can kick trough the air into a wall as hard as you can, then pick it up dust it off and continue working as if nothing happened.
    All business class laptops are coated with a black non-shiny rubbery surface so they don't slip from you're sweaty hands regardless how you hold them.
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    alidan , May 12, 2011 2:13 PM
    people are complaining about its style?

    really?

    you all must own a mac because they do make pretty cases.
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