Especially in an age of iPads and tablets, MacBook Airs,
The ThinkPad X series has been alive and well for years--the x100e and X201 are recent members of the ThinkPad's ultraportable line--but the X1 is a 13.3-incher that's also the thinnest ThinkPad yet. But, although the X1 is thin, it's not as thin as a
It's not lightweight, either: the 3.8-pound roll-cage chassis feels dense, but the X1 is also extremely sturdy. Under the hood, the X1 has a standard-voltage second-generation 2.5 GHz Core i5-2520 CPU. USB 3.0, HDMI, and eSATA are among its forward-looking ports. It's a full-fledged laptop.
However, at a starting price of $1,399, the X1 isn't cheap. And, while we'd love to say its extremely fast-charging internal battery lasts a long time, it's a distant second to laptops like the