Lenovo ThinkPad X200s


Lenovo ThinkPad X200sNotebook: Lenovo ThinkPad X200s (ThinkPad X Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.35kg
Price: 1400 euro
Average Score: 81.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 53%, performance: 74%, features: 66%, display: 67% mobility: 75%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X200s

86% Review: Lenovo Thinkpad X200s Notebook | Notebookcheck
Netbooks? No thanks! Mini-notebooks, as before, define the image of the current retail charts. Therefore it can't be excluded that even die-hard business users won't come into temptation in view of the partly very low acquisition price. With high requirements on for instance input devices or ports, most mini-notebooks do not look particularly good, though. Lenovo wants to fish with the ThinkPad X200s exactly in this target group for customers.
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X200s
Source: Maximum PC English
Lenovo’s X200s has qualities we’ve come to expect from a ThinkPad—and that’s a good thing. Its magnesium alloy chassis is wrapped in the line’s signature matte black finish, making for a notebook that feels sturdy and looks serious. The upshot is that the X200s is portable, sturdy, and up to the task of your average workload. It’s also $500 less than its competitors. While we could certainly take that money and buy Lenovo’s docking station with an optical drive for around $340, or buy an external DVD burner for even less, we prefer to have the whole kit-and-kaboodle in one complete package.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X200s Review
Source: English
The ThinkPad X200s offers a few premium features over the X200 that do make it more desirable as a travel laptop, but you'll have to carefully assess whether the $500 price premium of the X200s over the X200 is worth it to you. The higher resolution screen and lighter weight of the X200s are definitely nice to have, and the performance is so close between the X200 and X200s that it's not even worth considering the difference. The battery life achieved with the X200s isn't much different to the X200 in our testing, you'll get about 9 hours with either if you turn off wireless radios and dim the screen.
Leistung gut, Emissionen sehr gut, Mobilität gut, Verarbeitung gut, Preis mangelhaft
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 12/04/2008
Rating: price: 50% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X200s
Source: Laptop Mag English
Is having an extra three hours of battery life worth $530? If you’re a fan of Lenovo’s ThinkPad line, that’s what you’ll have to ask yourself when deciding between the X200 and the X200s. True, the $2,078 X200s doesn’t have the same performance as the X200, but you’re likely not to notice in day-to-day use. Everything else that a frequent traveler could want is here: a durable design, excellent keyboard, and a host of security features. We just wish the X200s included a mobile broadband option and webcam like its cousin.
4 von 5, Mobilität sehr gut, Leistung gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% performance: 80% mobility: 90%

Foreign Reviews

75% Lenovo ThinkPad X200s
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 75% features: 75% display: 78% mobility: 84% workmanship: 86%
86% Test Lenovo Thinkpad X200s Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 83% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 88%
80% LENOVO Thinkpad X200s NS23RGE
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/12/2009
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 70% features: 40% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.

SL9400: Power saving Low Voltage CPU featuring a large Level 2 Cache of 6MB. Therefore, the performance is better than other 1.86 GHz Core 2 Duo (with usually 1-3MB Level 2 Cache).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

12.1": This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Most netbooks have a tinier display. The advantage is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.35 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews

81.17%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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» Fujitsu Stylistic ST6012
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.6 kg
» Asus UL20FT
Core i3 330UM, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-149
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-13X
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook P8110
Core 2 Duo SU9600, 1.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad X200t 7449-4MM
Core 2 Duo SL9400, 3 kg
» HP TouchSmart tm2t
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 2.1 kg
» HP TouchSmart tm2-1050ef
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 2.2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-11B
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé R600-13Z
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.1 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook T4310
Core 2 Duo T6600, 1.9 kg
» LG S210-G.CB01A9
Core 2 Duo T6400, 1.7 kg
» Asus UL20A
Core 2 Duo SU7300, 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu LifeBook T4410
Core 2 Duo P8700, 2 kg
» Toshiba Portégé A600-14C
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.5 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M750-106
Core 2 Duo P8400, 2 kg
» Dell Latitude XT2
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.72 kg
» Asus U20A
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.9 kg
» Gateway NO20
Core 2 Duo T9550, 2 kg
» Toshiba Portege A605
Core 2 Duo SU9400, 1.4 kg
» Averatec N2740TD1E-1
Pentium Dual Core T3400, 1.8 kg
» Panasonic Toughbook CF-W8
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.3 kg
» Toshiba Portege A600-S2201
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.4 kg
» Medion S2211
Pentium Dual Core T3200, 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Portégé A600-122
Core 2 Duo SU9300, 1.5 kg
» MSI Megabook PR201
Core 2 Duo P7350, 1.8 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M750-S7202
Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Portégé M750-10K
Core 2 Duo P8400, 2 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-10-29 (Update: 2012-05-26)