ThinkPad X32

For businesspeople who work long hours on the road, the ThinkPad X32 offers an excellent combination of light weight, sufficient screen and keyboard space, plenty of ports, and lengthy battery life.

ThinkPad X32 series
The well-designed, business-oriented, ultraportable ThinkPad X32 provides more component flexibility than most systems in its class. Its Intel Pentium M processor comes in a range of speeds from 1.7GHz to 2GHz; 40GB to 80GB hard drives are available in either 4,200rpm or 5,400rpm speeds; and Wi-Fi cards include 802.11b/g and a/b/g varieties. That said, you still get only one standard 12.1-inch, 1,024x768 screen; an aging 16MB ATI Mobility Radeon graphics chip; and a somewhat slow, 333MHz memory speed. The ThinkPad X32 that we tested featured the best parts of the bunch and cost an acceptable $2,199 (as of May 2005) through the Think Express Program; configuring the system on your own costs about $200 more. As long as they don't need an internal optical drive, typical business travelers will be pleased with the ThinkPad X32.