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My Lenovo X220T Laptop

This is my first Blogging experience.  So hopefully I can get some folks reading it and sharing their comments and thoughts on their experience with their Lenovo ThinkPad X220T Laptop/Tablet combo.  Before I go further, I love it so far.


I was in the market for a new laptop and my old Dell Lattitude D630 was begging for retirement. So after several considerations, including Mac OS alternative I decided on the Lenovo X220T model.

I’ve had great experience with the indestructible T60 Lenovo so I figured the X220T will most probably be just as good. And GOOD it was.  I went with the 64 bit Windows 7 Professional set up with an 8GB Ran and a 320GB Hard Drive.  I also got the one with the outdoor screen as I like to work hanging out at coffee shops.  I’ve had the laptop for a few months now.  I was going to do the review earlier or as soon as I had it up and running, but I thought I’d wait until I had it all set up and had all my needed software installed; I can then give a true performance review.

When I first got the unit, it booted pretty quickly, and I thought to myself, “yeah, wait until you load your software and it’ll slow down”. So far even after loading all of my software with several “startup” type ones I am still happy with the bootup speed on this machine. My old Dell D630 with XP sometimes took 10 minutes before the drive light slowed down. Now we are talking about 30 seconds. NICE!!!  Compared to the Dell the unit is a little lighter, and the feel is your typical Lenovo solid and sturdy one when you carry it around. However for some reason Lenovo decided to have the battery extend out a little in the back, giving it an odd form. I learned later that this was necessary in order to give us a decent battery live. The keyboard feels very comfortable even after extended use, and I say exented use because I’ve been very happy with its battery life. Which so far have gotten me about 5+ hours of heavy duty use.

The unit is very quiet and does not seem to overheat, though when I’m home and working at my desk, I do use a Targus ChillHub   just as a good habit to keep the unit cool whenever possible.  The screen display is crisp and even in mildly sunny outdoor condition it is still pretty good and the glare is barely noticeable.  I’m glad I got the one with the outdoor screen.rnrI hope other folks will see this review and start commenting with their thought on the Lenovo ThinkPad X220T .  I’d love to hear what others are saying about it.

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