Lenovo ThinkPad X1 (1291-23M) ultraportable laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 review: A 13in semi-rugged ultraportable with a full-voltage Core i5 CPU

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  • Expert Rating

    3.75 / 5
  • User Rating

    4.00 / 5 (of 2 Reviews)
  • Price

    $ 2,684.00 (AUD)

User Reviews:

Howard

3.5

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Pros
X1 feel
Cons
X1 Built in Microphone
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I have the Thinkpad and although it feels like a great machine there are 3 really annoying issues i have. 1. The internal microphone is useless - no one can hear anything clearly even when you put you mouth 2 inches from the keys. Not sure if the problem is only mine. 2. Does anyone know if or where you can buy a 1 pin headset with microphone? I cant find one anywhere designed for laptops and so I need to use a USB adapter which takes up one USB ports. 3. No 15 pin VGA port so I am having to use an Apple Mini Display Port and have had loads of trouble displaying any decent resolution through a projector

John Cole

4.5

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Pros
Basically the whole X1
Cons
Mini DVI not straight VGA!
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Couldnt wait to take delivery of the X1. It lives up to the hype and my expectations. Perfect keyboard, performance, battery life, weight, sturdy and very thin body. Only disappointing issue and I can't believe Lenovo did this, there is no VGA port. For such a high end no doubt executive notebook that will be dragged from meeting to meeting connecting to projectors why would they decide to make this the first model with mini dvi. I would once chuckle at the Macbook users scrabbling to find the right connectors to attach their devices to standard VGA in meeting rooms. Now I'm one too.

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