The Specifications - Continued
In something so thin and light (1.42Kgs with the ThinkPad X300 Series 3 Cell Li Polymer Battery), it really is a remarkable engineering feat. The entire package is one powerful neat device for the road warrior, and truly there is nothing to fault the product in terms of functionality. The fact that it is designed for business people means it has to have the right kind of connectivity while keeping as small a profile as possible. The very thin (less than 2cm thick) profile is ideal for portability and convenience when travelling.
The below picture of the X300s front view shows the clip mechanism with no other ports to be seen.
Lenovo has achieved a better, more complete unit than the guys over at the fruit factory (Yep, I'm talking about Apple) who despite working hand in hand with Intel, were not able (or not willing) to include the DVD burner option in their Macbook Air; a grievous mistake in my humble opinion.
The left hand side of the X300 has two USB ports, a microphone and headphone stereo jack, as well as vents for the internal fan to pump out hot air.
The rear-end of the X300 has the DC connector port, an extra USB port (bringing the total to three USBs) as well as the RJ-45 port, or probably better known as an ethernet port which is your landline link to the internet world.
In addition, there is a VGA port for an external monitor, or as in most cases for a projector, since the product is aligned for business users.
To compliment long trips away from home, the X300 has an integrated web camera, with two nicely placed speakers arranged to the front left and front right on the lower keyboard platform. The quality is fair with decent projection, although with such a small screen, should you ever watch a movie, you are most likely going to be fairly close to the device, and therefore the speakers are more than adequate. Below you can see the position of the webcam, which seems to be standard for almost all notebooks these days.
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