Walt Mossberg took an early look at the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 about a week ago and promised a full review later. Later is now. He likes the MacBook Air competitor despite its limited storage options and high price tag, saying…
“I can recommend the X300 for road warriors without hesitation, provided they can live with its two biggest downsides: a relatively paltry file-storage capacity and a hefty price tag. This ThinkPad starts at $2,476 for a stripped-down model and at $2,799 for a preconfigured retail version with a half-size battery. The configuration I expect to be the most popular, with a full-size battery and DVD drive, is about $3,000.”
That seems mighty expensive for a notebook. What’s more, it doesn’t fall under three pounds until you remove the DVD drive and the full-size battery.
After testing the X300, Mossberg found that it was slower than the MacBook Air and had worse battery life than the MacBook Air, despite being more expensive. It does, however, have the built-in drive, Ethernet jack, removable battery, and higher resolution screen.