The Lenovo Thinkpad X100e has gain a lot of attention very quickly since it was officially announced. The X100e is mostly a netbook if you look at it’s internal specifications, but from it’s design it looks more like a small business laptop. Lenovo are referring to the X100e as an “entry ultraportable” rather than a netbook.
Rather than using the common Atom CPU the Lenovo X100e uses the AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 processor, which offers improved performance, and brings it into the CULV realm. The 11.6-inch netbook / laptop sticks with the ThinkPad’s large touchpad and Trackpoint inputs, giving the user choice over which control input method they prefer.
Peter from Netbooked has been very quick on getting his hands on the Lenovo X100e and giving it a very thorough review. To sum it up, he was very impressed with the ergonomics and design of the X100e, saying it has the best trackpad and keyboard of any 11.6-inch netbook / notebook he has used, along with liking the matte finish on the LCD and case, but disappointed with the 3-4 hour battery life.
The Lenovo Ideapad X100e seems ideal for business / professional users who want a high quality portable computer, and aren’t too concerned about having a very long battery life.
View the full review at Netbooked. It is currently available from $449 from Lenovo.