"The stylus feels amazing to use on the screen...except when you approach the edges of the screen, then it starts going crazy and acting up. The screen is already pretty small (12.5") so losing about .5-1" on every side has a significant impact on the laptops utility! In a world of touchscreen watches and smartphones, I'm not sure why Lenovo couldn't get the touchscreen right, it's really unfortunate. Overall, I would say the laptop is hideous. It has all these seemingly unnecessary rubber pieces coming out of everywhere! Eventually these rubber things just come off...leaving a big gap. The extra-capacity was definitely an absolute waste of money! I got 4-5hrs in the beginning but after a few months of use I barely get 2hrs, what a disappointment."
"So I had the opportunity to use X220t for a while before X230t is purchased. X230t is definitely smaller, more power efficient, but it has flaws over keyboard. If you're a windows 7 lover, you'd find that the new chiclet keyboard is not friendly to the Thinkpad hotkeys in the past.
Battery is about 4.75hrs for me with SSD (charge upto 80%). i5 3320m, 8GB DDR3L"
"i have to say im very impressed with the quality of the tablet its able to run all my programs and games. I don't think ill buy anything else but a Lenovo thanks Lenovo team for excellent customer service and an outstanding product. I am very happy"
"That was the only small (less than 14") laptop, which able to use 16GB RAM, has touch and pen support. All other parameters of the machine are ok. :) The design of the default battery is not so nice :( Works well with windows 8."
"Maybe I got a bad apple - or "lenovo." This product worked wonders when it was functioning correctly! I have owned many other computers, and this one caused me too much trouble too soon - within the first five days! Troubles included: not connecting to Wifi networks, trackpad didn't function 30 seconds after log in on the fifth day, poor calibration of stylus, and the display would orient itself incorrectly quite often."
"I use it every day for work and research. Most of the time it's in "laptop" mode; sometimes hooked to a docking station and sometimes on its own. When I go out into the field I use it as a tablet to run my robots. It's perfect, fast and reliable!
The one change I'd make is to bring back separate buttons below the scratchpad instead of embedding them beneath it. But that's a relatively small quibble."
"So i bought an x230T. its the 3rth xt model i have because of my work. although the pc is pretty ugly it does what its advertised for. With one exception Battery life. my first Lenovo x201 T stopped working with the battery within one year i got an replacement. but the same happened again. within the same time. right not as bad as the first one but i could not get more out of it then 40 min with out plugging it back in: i mean come on this laptop is advertised with 7 hour battery life. i only had that the first month so ...... Anyway i got my second Lenovo x210 T from the company i work for. This time i thought to be smart and read up on the forms how to expand battery life and i even bought a second battery to not fully stress the one that came with it."
Cons: Storage, Video card, Display resolution, Support, Weight, Keyboard/peripherals, Included Software, Screen size, Display performance
"The good: The keyboard is -despite the chicklet looks- very comfortable. Performance is great, once you get rid of the preinstalled crapware. The touchscreen is precise, especially when using the pen. Linux compatibility is quite good.
The not-so-good: The builtin touchpad is unusable, Palm detection plainly doesn't work, there is absolutely no precision and the surface is rippled, further distorting any cursor control. There is no usable user-visible battery indicator, which is totally annoying for presentations and the like. Display resolution is much too low, something along the lines of 1920x1200 or more would be necessary."
Cons: Input/Output compatibility, Battery, Weight, Included Software, Build Quality, track pad, delivery time
"Under performance. I wanted to love this machine but there are too many problems. It started with the shipment, which took several weeks and missed its own extended delivery estimate.
Goes on to the track pad, that slips and is unresponsive to both the cursor movements and the right and left clicks. And then gets stuck thinking and comes with tons of annoying and useless software that slows down the start up. Poor battery life. The only thing I like is the keyboard, which does have a nice feel. Everything else just doesn't measure up."
"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."