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13.3" stylish, no-compromise, thin and light laptop with superior performance and mobility features.

Average customer rating:
3.789 out of 5
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20 of 38(53%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for ThinkPad X1 - Top Rated
Review 1 for ThinkPad X1 - Top Rated
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Reliability 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Borderjack

Not ready for primetime

Date:April 8, 2014
"This machine is fast and restarts in seconds. The problem is that the HIDPI monitor is not yet supported in Windows 8.1 or by manufacturers like Adobe. It is unreadable at times due to small text. The multi-use function pad is a pain as it starts unwanted apps when brushed accidentally. Having a dedicated INSERT key would also be nice. I would wait a few months before buying this computer until the bugs are fixed. Too much money for non-working features."
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Review 2 for ThinkPad X1 - Top Rated
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
melfox

Need to carry more X traditions

Date:May 3, 2012
"I have been using Thinkpad for a long time and I can say they are the best. I bought this X1 (i7) when using X201 (i5), before I am the fan of T series. This X1 probably my 10 Thinkpad since…
I have read a lot of comments of the X1 from the internet but I decide that I have to put my X201 away, get X1 into work to see how is it.
Now here is my experience
Screen size is fantastic, not too big, not too small, very bright, but very glare, the matte will be much better.
The new chiclet keyboard is very nice, easy to type, big key BUT only the arrow keys, please make them bigger, and they keyboard layout of the old X series is much better IMO, it is very convenience to have navigation key back and forward at where the arrow keys are, the keyboard is being cut down too much in keys so the functionality. It also left it footprints on the glossy screen, argh…
Some people will love to have the small light on the screen back, I can tell you that with the self lighting keyboard and bright screen it is not really needed, it can go.
The noise from the cooling fan is very loud to unbearable to someone, I find it is annoying for me.
Battery is pathetic, much better with the external one, but I always have the charger and car charger with me. Have not tried it on the plane yet. Quick charge is real and cool. Second battery does add to the weight and shape.
My one is hybrid where you can launch the Instant Media Mode and save on energy, quite good but the software is not that sophisticated, but it does the job, I think you can not ask for everything when you tried to save energy, right?
The trackpad is very tricky to use, the old one on X201 is much better, it does not distinguish very well when your finger is on the left and right button, it thinks that you are still on the pad, especially with Fefora, it is virtually unusable. I have to use the trackpad, turn out they have separate key and it works really well. It also very vulnerable to your thumb when typing, definitely need fixing this problem.
I think the layout of ports in X201 are so well and convenience that I do have problem with accessing the ports at the back. I do think that if they are on the side of the laptop like X201 series it will be much better. (Remember I also use the T series where the ports are also at the back, but I have to admit the X series is much better with the port layout)
Performance is awesome, I don’t think I need to mention that with Thinkpad product line, my one is i7 + Intel SSD 520 series, boot in windows 7 in seconds, ridiculously fast.
It is a very solid machine as usual. USB 3.0 port is amazingly fast, I am not sure does it support SATA 3 but I just put the Intel 520 series in anyway. You will not regret from the speed and power saving that you get from it. DEFINITELY recommend it.
I have not tried the web conference or yahoo call to try the web cam and the microphone but will try it soon. The speakers are much better than the X201, very nice indeed.
I think X1 also need a real dock like X201 where it is very convenience and does the job so well. The dock integrate into the laptop, not a bulky thing stick outside and claim that is the dock.
Conclusion:
Thinkpad X1 inherit the very good tradition of Thinkpad X series but still need to fix those problems to ensure the Thinkpad tradition is upheld. I think the keyboard is fantastic but I definitely need the old layout back with bigger arrow key.
Ports layout do not need to reinvent the wheel where the there are a lot of complain out there.
To be honest, with the innovation of Thinkpad line, It has been designed for functionality, reliable and performance in mind so please do not change the characteristic too much to drive it away from the line, the X1 should inherit the design of the X series and it is what I want to buy. I love to see the X201 + Chiclet backlit keyboard (not the layout) + X1 sound + X1 webcam + X1 screen size (matte is better with the glare). I also think why do they stop the X301 series??????
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Review 3 for ThinkPad X1 - Top Rated
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2 out of 5
2 out of 5
disappointed

Lenovo X1 SSD

Date:April 23, 2012
"Battery died less than three months after I bought X1! I was on a business trip and the orange battery light went on and the laptop would not boot up. This was the day before my presentation and I had to scramble. Once I got back, sent in my laptop and came back two days later with new battery."
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Review 4 for ThinkPad X1 - Top Rated