With a slightly boosted battery and maybe a lower starting price, this could be a serious contender for my all-around favorite thin laptop. Two catches hold the X31’s lid snugly closed. The last ThinkPad models with 7-row keyboard were introduced in The Best and Most Innovative”. ThinkVantage Client Security Solution 8. The A is a

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A touch screen was available for this model. ThinkVantage System Update 5. The X31 doesn’t grwphics much printed documentation: In a sea of touch-inspired Windows 8 hardware, it’s the first ultrabook convertible with a form factor that gets everything right.

ThinkPad X series

According to later interviews with Sapper, he also characterized the simple ThinkPad form to be as elementary as a simple, black cigar box, and with similar proportions that offers a ‘surprise’ when opened.

The Ivy Bridge processors brought performance improvements compared to the X and the integrated Intel HD Graphics are more than capable of delivering a good gaming experience in 4X or classic real-time strategy games. A Graohics Shade of Blue.

The X31 stores a disk image that you can use to restore software and system settings, taking up about 3GB of space. Its case is made of a sober-looking, matte-black plastic, with the company’s signature lip extending from the closed lid’s edges to seal around the base.

The X61s was praised for its good build quality, performance, and long battery life [13] — the latter of which was an improvement over the X Mainstream application performance, as measured by Business Winstoneis adequate but by no means impressive — the X31’s score of 43 is actually beaten by the 1. The ThinkPad Yoga has a backlit keyboard that flattens when flipped into tablet mode.

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IBM ThinkPad X31 Review (pics, specs)

The ThinkPad Xe was released in March Of course, since I cannot upgrade the video card, it stayed. When I picked it up I knew that I liked it much better than the X As mentioned in the previous section I believe that the build quality of the X31 is its main bim. Any other drives were external or in the ‘s case in the UltraBase.

ThinkCentre A series M series Edge series. The Best Companies to Buy From”. Unfortunately, only the notebook itself can charge the external battery. Archived from the original on 18 February It runs Windows 8 as an operating system. The touchpads of the X double as regular mouse buttons, which is also grapgics case with some newer models as of December The left edge sports a USB 2. To reconnect them, just slide the notebook toward yourself along the face of the dock, and it flops into place.

IBM ThinkPad X31 Review (pics, specs)

A three-button touchpad is included. System Migration Assistant 6. A modified and re-branded version of the Lenovo Xe, named the Mini 10 was issued to all graphicw 9 students in NSW Australia at the start of The ThinkPad has introduced innovations, including the TrackPoint pointing device, the ThinkLightan LED keyboard light at the top of the LCD screen, the Active Protection System, an accelerometer sensor which detects when a ThinkPad is falling and shuts down the hard disk drive to prevent damage, roll cage design to minimize motherboard flex, stainless steel hinges, a biometric fingerprint reader, Client Security Solution, which improves security using a built-in Trusted Platform Module TPM and facilitates deployment in corporate environment, the ThinkVantage Technologies suite of computer management applications, and drain holes to help reduce damage to the keyboard and components from accidental spillage.

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Retrieved 30 August Other features include an aluminum chassis, micro-HDMI port, 8-megapixel back camera with flashand graphixs 4G connectivity.

IBM packs the X31 with the original eraserhead tip and a new shape as well, but we think that the mushroom tip will be a big success. Models offered included 14″ SL and SL and Retrieved 4 January Nonetheless, both had exceptional reception.