Lenovo ThinkPad X200s
SpecificationsNotebook: 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
Price: 1400 euro
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo ThinkPad X200s
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.
Source: Maximum PC
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%
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%
Source: Laptop Mag
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%
Source: Notebookinfo 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%
Source: Notebookcheck 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%
Source: Notebookjournal 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.
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.
This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
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 %
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.