Lenovo Thinkpad X200


Lenovo Thinkpad X200Notebook: Lenovo Thinkpad X200 (ThinkPad X Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 12.1 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1300 euro
Average Score: 80.07% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 23 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 74%, features: 83%, display: 76% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Lenovo Thinkpad X200

80% Lenovo X200 Tablet Review
Source: Slashgear English
Still, $1,689 is the cost of entry for the multitouch X200 Tablet, and you’re getting a sturdy, reliable machine that’s all set for what we keep getting told is the next phase in finger-control. How relevant that is to you depends very much on what you plan to do with your notebook, of course, and though we’d argue multitouch makes more sense on the X200 Tablet than it does on the T400s, it’s still taking a niche device into an even narrower market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/30/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet (Multitouch)
Source: Laptop Mag English

Adding multitouch, Windows 7, and faster processor options to the original ThinkPad X200 Tablet makes this system even more compelling than before, and its $2,075 price makes it even more of a bargain. While it’s a bit bulkier than the Dell Latitude XT2, the extra mass is a worthy compromise given this ThinkPad’s longer battery life, better performance, and lower price tag. We can imagine executives, physicians, and other mobile professionals walking around with their X200 Tablets in portrait mode, and using the incredible handwriting recognition and enticing multitouch gestures to take notes, surf the Web, and work on important projects.

Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet Multi-Touch
Source: Computer Shopper English
As we found in our testing of the Lenovo ThinkPad T400s Multi-Touch, the advanced touch-screen abilities built into the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system are a welcome convenience in a traditional clamshell notebook. But touch is absolutely essential in a tablet, so we were eager to get our hands on the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet Multi-Touch. Its new-generation panel and handy Lenovo SimpleTap utility make an already excellent tablet even better. The addition of Windows 7 and a superb touch screen make the already excellent X200 Tablet even more usable.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2009
Rating: display: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Among 12-inch Tablet notebooks, the ThinkPad X200t stands out with its build quality and good software. Though the ULV processor can’t compete with more powerful low voltage Core 2 Duo processors that are standard on most Intel-based notebooks, it ensures light weight and long battery life. The lack of an internal optical drive can be limiting however, and adding an external drive increases cost, travel weight and bulk. The finger touchable screen looks great at max brightness and the notebook runs quiet and cool. If you are looking for an ultra-light Tablet with wide range of connectivity options, the ThinkPad X200t should be on your short list.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2009
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo - ThinkPad X200 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Lenovo's laptops aren't exactly designed for those looking for cheap bargains, but if you do decide to shell out for the ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC you'll get a computer with plenty of interesting features. This is a beautifully made notebook with a stunning screen and very usable keyboard. It is small and light, and the hard drive in our review sample was easily big enough. But with no optical drive and average battery life the price seems hefty.
Preis 40, Ausstattung 80, Display 80, Mobilität 60
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/27/2009
Rating: price: 40% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%
Lenovo ThinkPad X200
Source: PC Authority English
Partner the X200 with a docking station and an external display and it can replace your office PC. Sling it in a bag and its extended battery life and light weight make it a perfect travelling companion. There simply is no better business ultraportable.
Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/09/2009
Rating: mobility: 90%
Lenovo ThinkPad X200 review
Source: Techradar English
Lenovo's ThinkPad range has produced some of the most versatile business machines available, and the sturdy ThinkPad X200 (£1321 inc. VAT) continues this trend. It's the first 12.1-inch ThinkPad we've seen to feature a widescreen aspect ratio, and the 1280 x 800-pixel resolution allows you to fit two documents side by side with ease. Colours are bright and easy to see in all conditions, with reflections kept to a minimum by the matt TFT finish. Graphics are handled by an integrated Intel chip. Although it lacks the style of some other machines, the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 more than makes up for it in quality and usability.
Verarbeitung gut, Display gut, Mobilität gut, Leistung schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/03/2009
Rating: performance: 40% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X200 notebook Impressive ultraportable business machine?
Source: Pocket Lint English

The ThinkPad X200 is a great tool for the business user on the move. What it lacks in style it more than makes up for in quality, with no need to shout about its abilities. It’s also a much cheaper alternative to the larger ThinkPad X300. If you don’t mind leaving the optical drive at home, it’s well worth a look. The outstanding keyboard, impressive battery life and great mobility particularly impressed.

8 von 10, Verarbeitung exzellent
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% workmanship: 95%
83% Lenovo ThinkPad X200
Source: PC Pro English
Intel's Centrino 2 technology heralds a quiet revolution. It's brought desktop-level power to ultraportables without harming battery life, and both the X200 and the Sony VAIO Z-Series show that you can buy a 1.5kg laptop that can also be your main PC. What is surprising, however, is the price. Even though you can't yet buy X200 units, you can pre-order a well-specified one (P8400 processor, 2GB RAM and 160GB hard disk) for £950 exc VAT, while the best price for our top-end NR35TUK review unit is £1,145.
5 von 6, Preis zufriedenstellend, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 70% performance: 80%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Tablet
Source: Computer Shopper English
We were impressed with the Lenovo ThinkPad X200 ultraportable notebook that debuted this past summer with Intel’s Centrino 2 platform, and for an encore, Lenovo has a treat for the tablet aficionados among us: the ThinkPad X200 Tablet. The Centrino 2 version of Lenovo’s excellent tablet PC delivers improved usability and performance.
8 von 10, Ausstattung exzellent, Mobilität sehr gut, Preis schlecht
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/28/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 40% features: 95% mobility: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X200 12-inch Ultraportable Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Lenovo's X300 is in response to those looking for a high quality Ultraportable without the extreme price of the ThinkPad X300. Even though the X200 doesn't feature an optical drive, the system's dimensions and weight are nearly the same as the X300. What the X200 does provide though is some of the fastest performance in the ultraportable market and at a relatively reasonable price.
4 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 60%
Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Ultraportable Notebook
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 is a remarkably good performer for its class. In nearly all of our benchmarks the X200 was able to claim the top spot. The X200's Centrino 2 platform and Core 2 Duo P8600 2.40GHz processor lends it plenty of performance prowess and it excelled as a result in all of our benchmarks. Despite being a compact little ultraportable, the X200 packs a large performance punch and we found that it performed very well in all productivity and communications tasks. The X200 is also no slouch when it comes to multimedia. The new Intel GMA X4500 can off-load all of the major HD codecs off the CPU and decode them in hardware.
Preis exzellent, Verarbeitung exzellent, Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Ausstattung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/26/2008
Rating: price: 95% performance: 80% features: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 95%
82% Lenovo ThinkPad X200
Source: CNet English
It lacks some basic features you may require--touch pad, optical drive--but the 12.1-inch ThinkPad X200 offers strong performance and the longest battery life we've seen. With a variety of connectivity options and a roomy keyboard, the X200 makes a great ultraportable for road warriors.
(von 10): 8.2, Ausstattung 7, Leistung 8, Mobilität 10, Display gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 100%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X200
Source: Digital Trends English
The X200 improves upon the X61 in several significant ways without diminishing its number one selling point: weight. Most notably, the transition to a widescreen manages to nudge the notebook just out of the size category that might be called “annoyingly small” and into a more comfortable range. The $1,199 USD price tag places it a cool grand below the X300, and with more grunt under the hood, too. Due to its lack of an optical drive, we probably wouldn’t recommend buying the X200 as a sole do-it-all machine, but for lightweight travelers, this systems hard to beat.
8 von 10, Leistung gut, Verarbeitung herausragend, Preis gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 95%
80% Laptop Review: Lenovo x200
Source: Laptop Logic English
Today we’re putting the Lenovo x200 through it’s course. The x200 is the smaller brother to the now infamous x300, and an upgrade to the x61 series of earlier years (best in class for ultraportable as far as we’re concerned). Although being smaller, and lacking an optical drive, the x200 doesn’t seem too tiny nor as thin as the x300, and developing most of it’s hardships with the battery bay and standard tracking devices. Of course, this is a very near end pre-consumer level model we’re reviewing, so I’m sure things have gotten ironed out as soon as this review hits the shelf as far as fit and finish is concerned (more at the end of the review on that).
4 von 5, Ausstattung gut, Mobilität mäßig, Display gut, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 60% features: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60%
83% Lenovo Thinkpad X200
Source: PC World English
The X200 feels tough as nails, thanks to a magnesium alloy lid and bottom. A crash-proof solid-state hard drive up to 64GB is optional (we got a standard 160GB platter-based hard drive, however). For future upgrading the X200's two memory chip slots are located in an easy-to-access bottom compartment, and the hard drive can be removed from the right side of the unit after unscrewing one bottom screw. A full array of wireless communications options come built in: 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, WWAN, and even GPS. Before the end of the year Lenovo should offer WiMax, too--and a tablet version of the X200. But if all you need is the world's best travel laptop right now, you're looking at it.
83 von 100, Mobilität gut, Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/06/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Review
Source: Hardware Central English

While the X200 has a lot going for it, it does necessitate a few tradeoffs typical of the ultraportable class. First and foremost, unlike the pricier X300, the notebook doesn't have a built-in optical drive. You'll have to invest in a USB-based external drive or opt for Lenovo's snap-on UltraBase accessory, which adds a modular bay for a CD-RW/DVD-ROM, DVD±RW, or Blu-ray drive or a second battery second hard disk.

The small size of the X200 also means there was only room for the familiar ThinkPad TrackPoint pointing stick, not the touchpad most portable users have grown accustomed to. And while the notebook's built-in speaker is fine for personal use, you'll want to rely on your projector's speakers if you're given a presentation in any but the smallest conference room.

Preis gut, Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/29/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 60%
Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Review
Source: English
The ThinkPad X200 is a very worthy successor to the ThinkPad X61. The amazing battery life capabilities and cool and quiet running performance are real highlights. Having so much power in a small package while still maintaining a cool and quiet computing experience further adds to the impressiveness there. The ThinkPad X200 is also durable enough to last a very long time even with the most abusive of owners, shoving the X200 in a tightly packed bag and then physically forcing it under seat 21A on the plane won't cause this laptop harm. The downsides are that there's no optical drive like you get with the ThinkPad X300 and no touchpad for those that prefer that style of input. The removal of FireWire and then no built-in DisplayPort, HDMI or DVI port could be a deterrent for some. The all black and professional look has stood the test of time and looks both clean and professional, we like it, but those business people demanding their IT department to support the Apple iPhone might just care about how cool their laptop looks too.

Leistung gut, Emissionen sehr gut, Mobilität gut
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 90%
ThinkPad X200 Review
Source: English
The X200 is a classy business notebook that leaves little to complain about, especially considering its price point. The X200 will be available on August 5 directly from Lenovo and through channel resellers.
Mobilität gut, Emissionen sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: mobility: 80% emissions: 90%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X200
Source: PC Mag English
The ThinkPad X300, introduced last February, is easily Lenovo's greatest gem. But though it's as close to an impossible act to follow as an ultraportable can get, it has one major flaw—it costs $3,000! This was done, presumably, to give its other X-Series siblings such as the ThinkPad X200 ($1,199, direct) room to flourish. The X200 isn't likely to trump the X300 anytime soon, but it does have several things that make it a terrific business ultraportable. The wide-aspect Lenovo ThinkPad X200 delivers outstanding performance numbers without sacrificing battery life.
4 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 60%
80% Lenovo ThinkPad X200
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Lenovo ThinkPad X200 is an excellent lightweight notebook for mobile professionals who demand the business essentials: security, durability, and lengthy battery life. Although some may prefer an optical drive or a slightly larger display, the power of the Centrino 2 platform combined with the usual ThinkPad excellence makes this one of the best ultraportables around.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/14/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo ThinkPad X200 und X301
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2009
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
73% Обзор бизнес-ноутбука Lenovo ThinkPad X200 (622D613)
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/31/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 42% display: 44% mobility: 58% emissions: 63%


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.


Fast but still not overpriced dual core CPU. For most games and multimedia applications sufficient and due to the 25W TDP even for smaller notebooks useable.

» 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.

1.4 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

80.07%: 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.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Lenovo Thinkpad X200-7449-C8G
Core 2 Solo SU3500, 1.4 kg
» 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, 2008-08- 9 (Update: 2012-05-26)