"I like the design of this product. It works nice. It has good performance and features. One think I didn't like is battery life. It won't last longer than 4.5 hrs. It was said that it holds up to 8hrs battery life. The ultrabase has a lot of ports and is good to have, but you can not use it on the go. it makes the laptop really heavy. There are some other reviews. Please read them. They have explained many things in their review."
"I have only had the x230t for about three weeks now. Overall I really like it, I purchased it for drawing, painting, and 3D sculpting.
My biggest concern to date is the battery life. I have the 9 cell battery. I realize that if I am pushing the system with something like zBrush, I shouldn't expect a long battery life (about 2 hours on average after a full charge) however even when the system sits idle on medium brightness, I only get about 4.5 hours on a full charge. My average battery life while surfing the internet is 3.5 - 4 hours. So, no matter what, I currently do not get anywhere near 8+ hours. I have recalibrated the battery and use the default energy saver settings."
"I upgraded from the x60 which was still going strong after six years. Howver the plastic case had all been replaced a couple of times so it was time for a new computer. I am not sure why this computer does not handle Windows 8 After using all day, it does get bogged down even though I have it with max RAM and processor. I definitely agree that a computer with proportions nearer 8.5 by 11 would have been better than the wide screen after using for six weeks, I get annoyed with all the scrolling. It does not make sense for a tablet to be widescreen - look at the IPAD guys, a full function machine with those proportions would be awesome. The solid state drive is great!! Up in 1.2 min down in 12 seconds, with more than 60 Programs installed. Make 8.5 by 11 option next time guys."
Cons: Display resolution, Input/Output compatibility, Battery, Weight, Included Software
"The experience so far using this machine has been amazing. There is always room for improvement, but, I would say there is no other laptop/tablet in the market that comes close to what this package has to offer. Touch screen with high resolution pen input to edit documents/pdf's and powerful processor with lots of RAM and storage is a boon for professionals on the move. More to be desired is applications/SW that better use the features this platform has to offer. Must have for the creative types and professionals."
Cons: Included Software, Software compatibility, windows 8
"Before I upgraded, this laptop was the fastest and most reliable that I have even owned. Now, most lenovo programs don't work and it is sluggish and laggy most of the time, even though i have the i7 and 16gb of ram. Do not get windows 8 for this device!"
"Everything is great except for the fact that it doesnt support an integrated 4G WWAN adapter. I purchased the GOBI 4000 from Lenovo thinking it would work, unfortunately it does not. It is supported on the X230 non-tablet version, which is interesting.
Your stuck with an internal 3G card (GOBI 3000) or external USB 4G card."
"Good device, but screen size must be bigger (up to 14 inch), and screen RATIO must be 16:10. 16:9 ratio in tablet mode is BAD, people do not only see films on notebook. Look at iPad, for example (ratio 4:3, not 16:9). For notebook 16:10 will be OK, as i said."
"I've been a long time fan of the Lenovo Tablets and products. We have been using the x61T with built in wireless for quite some time with no complaints.
It was used everyday for business and has been extremely reliable. We used it for everything from straight forward word processing and spreadsheets to graphics, 3D modeling and even CAD. While not the most powerful of laptops, it was a great portable tool without the bulk.
As it was time for an upgrade, we elected to go with the new X230 convertible tablet since we loved the smaller size of the x61 tablet (which made it great for working while commuting and for travel).
Overall, the X230 is very nice. It is solid construction and there are several very nice improvements such as the updated back lit keyboard, brighter and higher resolution screen, Soild State HD, boots quickly and the reduction in weight from the x61.
BUT, (and the capital letters can not stress it enough)...some honest shortcomings are issues relating to design and functionality. Which, we are quite surprises at given Lenovo's ThinkPads Legacy to business application and users.
Specifically, the screen size. The beauty of the X61 was the relative square proportioned screen size (roughly 7.5" H x 10" Wide).
The x230 screen, while bright and vivid, is long and rectangular (roughly 6" high x 10.75"wide).
It seems like the screen was designed for watching wide format movies rather than being proportioned to function as a business application environment.
For a smaller size laptop (and for general business applications in general), the rectangluar screen is really contrary to how many programs GUI and web pages work.
The X230 screen is a mere 6" tall versus the 7.5" height if the X61. While running any program, you will lose an additonal 1" of screen real estate with tool bars and borders effectively making the workspace a pathetic 5" high. We find that we have to scroll down the screen much more than ever.
The result is a much less efficient workspace. I find myself wanting to go back to the x61T for many production programs.
When in tablet mode, the screen proportions are even more difficult to use. In portrait mode, the screen real estate is very long an narrow to the point of distraction.
For business application, an optimum screen proportion should be closer to that of a letter size document (8.5x11).
If the screen proportions were more similar to the x61, the x230 would be another great product from Lenovo.
Even when filling out this review, I find I have to scroll down quite a bit to get through the page much more because of the short screen height.
Lastly, the new pen feels like it will scratch the screen and of lesser quality materials.
With all the good experience we had with the X61 and with all the nice additions to the x230, the screen proportions being what they are makes the x230 tablet a great disappointment."
"If you want a laptop to sit down and do work, but also flip into a Tablet so you can lie down on the couch, it has to be the X230T. Like the human brain, I probably only use a quarter of my X230T's capabilities. I easily installed an mSATA SSD and upgraded the RAM and I'm a novice at that type of stuff. The performance, battery life, and build quality stand out, but it has its quirks. Occasionally in Tablet mode, the input (touch & pen) will stop working until you rotate the screen. The tab on the left side of the keybard (that stabilizes the screen in the closed position) wobbles when you touch it, but it's the same on all X230T's. The battery life is great, but I had to cycle it a few times so the battery gauge read 7 hours. Plus, I had to return the battery because the rubber feet on it lost it's stickiness. A couple of the keyboard keys aren't perfectly aligned, but all the quirks are really minor. Conclusion: Although I had to pay one heck of a price, I'm so happy with it that I'm still sad that it lost its newness."
"Pros : - portatil and light weight - standard version with enough hard drive and memory ram - technical support in Tennessi, is good, reliable. No chinese or Indian accent - cd blue ray on board Cons : - Wireless Card is old technology and does not catch routers on 5G speed - the wireless card get disconnect from the network when is in Sleep mode even when your power setttings are fixed ( my other laptops Dell and Mac does not ) - the lenovo center software is annoying, pops up all the time - limited number of USB ports - Lenovo does not produce dock station for this machine"
Pros: Weight, Warranty, Durability, Software compatibility, Bluetooth, Wireless card, Screen size, Build Quality, Display performance, Battery, Input/Output compatibility, Processor, Keyboard/peripherals, convertible tablet, multitouch screen - ready for windows 8 pro
Cons: Video card
"I've been a long-time Thinkpad fan--including 600E (late 1990s), R40 (early 2000s), T42 (mid 2000s), T420 (late 2000s)--for the rock-solid dependability, non-nonsense styling, and in particular the king-of-them-all keyboard. I mistakely tried a Dell Latitude E6400 for a couple of years, and I truly hated it, despite its own pointer stick and solid construction. When I decided to get this X230 Tablet, the only thing I was worried about was how the new keyboard was going to feel. Well, have no fear. I am a big fan of the new keyboard. It's got deep travel, its motion is the perfect blend between smooth travel and pleasing resistance, and the contoured surface actually feels comforable. This new keyboard is a winner. Other than that, there really isn't anything that needs to be said about this machine that the prospective buyer wouldn't already know. I loaded it up to the gills with the fastest and best of everything, except a 3G cellular card--totalled over $3000 MSRP before a the Ultrabase 3 and extra power adapters. On paper, the only thing the X230T lacks is discrete graphics, but the Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics that comes with the Ivy Bridge chipset is good enough for my occasional Engineering analysis and 3D modeling work--just make sure to get a least 8 GB RAM to share with the inegrated graphics. Plus, the Ultrabase 3 is able to support dual monitors via its dual VGA+DisplayPort ports. Just one final tip--get the Multitouch keyboard; you'll be ready for Windows 8 Pro when it's released."
Pros: Support, Keyboard/peripherals, screen takes getting used to
Cons: don't trust online salesperson--they don't know, battery hangs out back, as heavy as my old t410s with 15" screen
"This was the 8th ThinkPad I have purchased. I have always had good luck with these machines. They have been reliable and met all my expectations. I cannot say the same for this one. I ordered it and was given an estimated shipping date of several days after my purchase. It turned into almost 3 weeks. Then, when it did arrive there was an issue with the color on the screen--there were pink streaks all over everything. I also had issues with the Lenovo Mobile Access. I had to call tech support, wait for a box to arrive, and then ship my brand new computer to the service center. This is more than irritating after waiting 3 weeks. I didn't order the computer because I already had one that was perfectly good. I ordered one because I needed it--then. Now I'm using a borrowed computer wondering what I was thinking buying another Lenovo."
"i bought my x230 tab for its wacom enabled pen and ability to handle heavy work loads on graphics programs like adobe and corel.
if it hadnt worked i wouldnt be writing this.
the response time and accuracy of the pen actualy went beyond my expectations after watching demos on youtube.
but be aware, i shelled out extra bucks for the bleeding edge cpu and 8 gigs of ram. i cant speek for any lesser load out.
on a side note the graphics chip was able to barrow quite a bit of ram and runs most of my video games rather well. but uh... i was just testing it... this lap top is for nothing but bussiness ;D
long story short, if you want a top of the line tablet, look no further. but it will cost you quite a bit of cash. so make sure you actualy "need" a ramped up tablet pc before you consider this bad boy."