Pros 'The touch-pad-pointing-stick combo remains an awkward compromise', Dan, please! This has been the most copied feature of any notebook out there and is a joy to use. Lenovo has done a superb job of integrating the Sandy Bridge Architecture into this Ultra
Cons Well, I suppose if anything, price, the new 2011 ThinkPad X Series are not cheap, but they will reward you for years to come with sterling service long after any other Ultraportable has given up the ghost!
Summary Lenovo has done an outstanding job with the design of the new 2011 ThinkPad X220 and ThinkPad X220 Tablet. From the excellent enterprise class features like 'Instant Resume', class leading VIOP functionality and legendary ThinkPad reliability to the power of the full blown Sandy Bridge architecture, these are supremely capable Ultraportables, equaling the power of many 14? and 15? laptops.
The ThinkPad X220 and ThinkPad X220 Tablet yet again leave the rest of the industry playing catch up, and that's a game they are not likely to win
Pros Good components, good while it works, feels solid
Cons Network card, overheating issues, and very bad support.
Summary Good until I started having issues. I called for the warranty and was told that my extended warranty is not showing on their system and that what shows on Thinkvantage is useless! You think you pay for peace of mind but you're not! here is the exact quote from the ibm employee:
Kong Xiong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Currently at this time we are showing the warranty on this machine has already expired since 01/23/2012. I do apologize that your thinkvantage is showing something different but the information your showing is not accurate. We will not be able to used that a source of confirmation.
This is the level of support you are paying for!
Pros light, sturdy, good battery life, very comfortable keyboard, keyboard light
Cons noisy with sub-standard sound system, expensive
Summary A good laptop, feels durable. Unfortunately is quite noisy, I managed to pull the noisy fan down only with an external software and it's not completely ideal. Also the sound system is the worst I've even had in a long time (and I'm a Lenovo fan). My IdeaPad was very good in this sense, the x220 is quite simply VERY poor. Not only is the sound very weak with hardly any bass, it also features very poor mic that can be used only if you talk directly into it without a slightest move to sides, it makes the Skype communication a nightmare and test for your forbearance.
Another thing is it's not that fast, rather like a any other laptop in this and (much)lower price range and similar features. I would not buy again.
Pros Light, awesome screen, fast (boots in less the 10 seconds), battery last all day.
Cons some of the keys feel flimsy
Summary If you need the best PC laptop this is the best right now.
Pros Speed, weight, battery life
Cons Graphics, well not the best for today's heavy duty games, but it should be good enough for most normal users out there