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03. 10. 2008

Lenovo X300- IBM's answer to the MacBook Air

I've been lusting for a MacAir since it was released but as a longtime PC user, I've resisted because I keep hoping that someone makes an ultraportable notebook PC that's just as light and thin, with an integrated optical drive.

IBM has answered with the Lenovo X300, which definitely doesn't look as sleek and sexy as the MacBook Air, but is arguably more functional, and even weighs a bit less. The X300 has a 13.3" LED backlit display, which is lighter, thinner, and easier to view than regular LCDs, an optionally built-in optical drive (the MacAir has an external optical option only), options for built-in 3G connectivity with GPS, and up to 10 hours battery life in a package that starts at under 3 lbs. The X300 also has a full-size keyboard, with some lighted keys (the MacAir has a fully backlit keyboard), and 3 USB ports (the MacAir has just one).

The X300 has an Intel Core 2 Duo 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 64 GB solid state drive, and blessedly, comes with Windows XP Professional, instead of buggy, bloated Vista. The X300 starts at about $2500, which is substantially more than the least expensive MacAir.

The X300 is impressive on specs, not so spectacular in looks or pricing, but provides an option for people looking for a fast, lightweight machine that you can stick in a manila envelope.

Available from the Lenovo Shop.

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Posted by Mia    Category: computers
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