Mid/Low-Priced CULV NoteBook - Lenovo ThinkPad X200s experience

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  1. windwithme

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    The Lenovo ThinkPad X200s itself
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    1.33Kg(4-cell battery)
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    The carry bag bundled
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    Included accessories
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    The transformer is the usual small form-factor version
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    View of the underside
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    The I/O ports on the left side of the machine
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    The I/O ports on the right side of the machine
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    12.1吋 1280X800
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    4Cell battery
    NOM 14.4V-2.0 AH 28.8WH
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    295 x 210 x 20.7-28.7 mm
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    CPU:Celeron M ULV 1.2G L2 1MB

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    PC Wizard 2008
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    CPUMARK99 170
    Super PI 1M 43.000s
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    CrystalMark
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    CINEBENCH R10
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    HDD 7K320-250
    2.5 250GB
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    3D
    Intel GMA 4500MHD

    3DMARK2003
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    StreetFighter IV Benchmark
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    DRAM
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    Single Channel
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    Battery endurance
    The 4-cell battery lasted 01:34:53
    Battery Eater Pro (Wireless networking and Bluetooth switched off.)
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    During the Battery Eater Pro test the CPU was under full load with 3D graphics turned up so the battery life was a little shorter.
    If set to cinema mode, the X200s runs for around 2 hours and 30 minutes, so battery life is above average.

    Windows7 + CORSAIR SSD P64
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    ICH9M, SATAII
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    Windows7 performance benchmarks
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    Performance ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
    Construction ★★★★★★★★★★
    Specifications ★★★★★★★☆☆☆
    Appearance ★★★★★★★★☆☆
    Cost vs. Performance ★★★★★★★★★☆

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    Once again, I've used my Spyder 2 calibrator to come up with a color calibration file for all X200s users.
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    windwithme Lenovo ThinkPad X200s
     
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    Wow, excellent. Great Photos and a very extensive set of benchies!

    I'm not even in the market for one but I read your review because of the great photos!

    Did you do any general purpose computing on it? How did the battery life go outside of full load?

    Are there any 2D benchmark utilities, they'd be great for musicians and photographers- I think I want a laptop and I'm thinking something small for DJ'ing and the odd bit of photo work; which I'd mostly do on my desktop.

    As a suggestion, maybe throw in set of average/reference scores on some of the benches so us n00bs can get a better grip on it.
     
  6. theDarkHorse

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    Is this available on the Lenovo website now, or in the near future? I can't see a SU9300 or SU3300 processor available.

    I'd like a lower-priced X200s, so one of these CULV versions seems pretty nice.

    Funny, if you go onto the Lenovo AU website right now and try to customise the X200s, the SU3500 CPU (1.4Ghz) is a $9480.90 option...

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  7. Danthemanz

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    Got one myself for work a couple of weeks ago.
    Ive got the L9400 (1.86ghz 6MB) version. I love it!
    Ive always been an X series boy and the X200s is the best ever. I wasnt sure about moving to widescreen, but the extra keyboard space and screen res really comes in handy!
    So light and about 4-5 hours battery with only the 6cell battery!
    1M superpi scores about 50% better than my X60 (1.8ghz 2MB CoreDuo).
    Not cheap, but hey, you get what you pay for!
     
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    I've had one here at work for a few weeks now. I've had to get it repaired twice already. Once for some bad memory and once for a faulty HDD.


    I like the size and the weight, but I don't like the docking bay. I prefer the ones from the T series.
     
  9. Danthemanz

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    Bad luck mate, but RAM and HDD issues can happen on anything...

    Looking forward to getting in Intel G2 SSD for some serious speed :)
     
  10. vindicator

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    I've got one. It sucks.

    The coating on the lid scratches and generally looks shitty with use.

    The battery comes loose easily. One of the locking mechanisms appears to have worn down. No idea how... I only have one battery and I never remove it.

    Last night I feel asleep on the couch with it watching a move.

    My arm was wrapped around the left side of it.

    The thing got so hot that it burn't my arm.

    I woke up at 3 am and thought I had been bitten by a spider or something ha ha.

    The underside of the machine was so hot that I couldn't touch it for more then a few seconds.

    Way too many build quality issues.

    I can't recommend this machine at all.
     
  11. vindicator

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    All the X61's at work are shitting themselves over time. Overheating issues.

    I'm guessing that the X200s will be worse again.

    The X60's are doing well though.

    I've also got a T61p which I can rant about.

    Overpriced.
     
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    Nice review. I was tossing up between an X200s and an X301, ended up getting the X301 a couple of weeks ago. Only yesterday the optional internal battery and WWAN modem arrived. Right now I am surfing using 3G. Best part of it is - no USB dongles, and the machine lasts for HOURS before needing a recharge.

    Good one Lenovo!

    (PS: my VAJA case should be arriving in a few weeks - there is a custom one for the X301, but unfortunately not the X200s. Take a look here: http://www.lenovoluxurycases.com/ )
     
  13. kiwimeat

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    I bought a brand new X200s off E-bay in the US. All up cost was AU$1100 delivered for a specification that would have cost more than $2.5K here!

    Very happy with system and will be ideal for my forthcoming trip to Europe.

    • C2D ULV – U9400 1.4GHz
    • 3GB RAM
    • 160GB 7200rpm drive (2.5" easy to remove and upgrade)
    • 1280x800 LED screen
    • Intel x4500 graphics
    • Full size keyboard
    • Trackpoint (no trackpad) = a plus for me as I'm a "nipple" man.
    • Intel Gigabit Ethernet
    • Wireless B/G/N
    • 1 year World Wide Warranty (I am about to upgrade and extend it)
    • 1.3 KG with 4 cell battery (about 3-4 hours use)
     
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  14. Danthemanz

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    Nice!
    What chip did you get in it?
     

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