Thinkpad X230 carries a great keyboard and touchpad, and up to 20hrs battery life

Thinkpad X230 carries a great keyboard and touchpad, and up to 20hrs battery life
Thinkpad X230 carries a great keyboard and touchpad, and up to 20hrs battery life
The Lenovo ThinkPad X230 is an amazing laptop with great features.

The new Lenovo ThinkPad X230 seems to be a worthy successor of the previous Lenovo ThinkPad X220. The latest ThinkPad will have an IPS display that will come in a size of 12.5 inches. This size is perfect for portability and functionality while on the move. But the standard resolution of the model is 1366 x 768 pixels which are not quite enough.

One of the important features of this matte screen is that it can be viewed from different angles and the IPS display allows you to view these things outdoors. This screen can be opened flat from behind the laptop, which will make viewing from every angle possible.

In the last model of Lenovo ThinkPad it had a great keyboard and this time it is no exception. It has a Chiclet style keyboard that has great spacing along with the best key layout.

The shortcoming of the previous model was overcome by placing a backlight on the keyboard. This will help us to change between two different brightness levels and an off state.  While the old ThinkPad by the webcam is still available to the users who prefer the other method of lighting the keyboard.

The trackstick that was earlier made familiar by Lenovo is still present in this ThinkPad. It also has three mouse buttons between the keyboard and trackpad.

The battery life of the latest ThinkPad is about seven hours under normal circumstances. But as like X220, it will also have a slice battery option that will enable us to take the battery life up to 20 hour mark. And it will be necessary for those who remain away from the power outlet most of the time.

The price range of X230 will start at about $1,200. So it will not be cheap as compared to Intel Ultrabooks. It is thick but very much portable on the road.        

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Author: Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2012-05-25 (Update: 2012-05-26)