Cons would like to see the matte screen better in light conditions
Summary I have had the x300 and now upgraded to the x301 and these are the best laptops I have had. Easy on your shoulder, runs cool.
Bought it for $1572 with tax and coupon online. Would not pay for what Lenovo is offering for. Shipped within 2 days.
Bought the x301 2 months ago.
Pros I love the size, it is quiet, cool and fast.
Cons None...so far. I will be using it hard and reporting back here.
Summary I have had my eye on this computer for quite some time...ever since it came out. I am coming from a 13" Toshiba that would put out so much heat and noise that it was impossible to use in social settings...like class or business meetings. This is like night and day. The screen is beautiful. The processor is extremely fast, and I can multitask with internet, word, outlook, and multiple Adobe pdfs without a hitch. The keyboard is amazing...far superior of course to my Toshiba, but it even outdoes my girlfriends T61 and my dad's T400. The matte paint is stunning.
I am currently running Vista Pro, but will be going to 7 tomorrow. I will update as I get to know it better...
"Awesome computer"on by workingmd
Pros Extremely lightweight; beautiful keyboard (quiet, smooth, very ergonomically designed); love the fingerprint logon; great screen, great speaker quality, very quiet and fast...and I am not a computer wiz, so I'm sure I don't even appreciate it fully!
Cons It is more expensive than other Lenovo brands, but if you can, it's a great investment.
Summary I love Lenovo (I'm a PC but have had terrible experiences with Dell). They stand up to a twice-daily pretty tough commute, tons of statistical work, constantly being turned on/off, running multiple programs, etc. This one blows my prior Lenovo's away. Definitely worth it.
Pros Light, powerful and, with Vista, easily handles networking. Faster than my X61s and the internal CD/DVD RW drive is very convenient.
Cons 128 Gb SSHD is a bit small and there is no upgrade path currently identified. Also, no SSHD track record so regular back up is mandatory. AND NO DOCKING STATION!!! WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??? (forget the port replicator they recommend.. truly sux).
Summary Nearly the best all around laptop there is but without the ability to dock - a major flaw.
"Awesome computer"on by bullywug
Cons nothing at all.