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Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Series Notebook (Page 4)

By John Freeman from May 25, 2008 @ 23:00 CDT
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The Specifications

The X300 notebook has an Intel Core Duo SL7100 (1.2GHz, 4MB L2, 800MHz FSB) CPU. The monitor is a 13.3" WXGA+ TFT (LED backlight). There is a 3x3 UltraConnect II which is a connectivity suite offering wireless LAN, UWB (UltraWide Band), Bluetooth and numerous wireless WAN choices including a system that utilizes native GPS functionality that is built into the X300. The product is designed to support WiMax when it becomes available, however this product was for the Taiwan market and as such this feature was not included. The receiver sensors have been placed in the top left hand side of the monitor. Check it out below.

The graphics stem from the Intel Graphics Media Adapter X3100 offering a native resolution of 1440x900 pixels in accordance with the monitor specifications. The product has 1GB PC2-5300 DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz SODIMM Memory (1 DIMM) with up to 4GB PC2-5300/667MHz supported (it should be noted that only 3GB of memory is addressable with a 32-bit OS). The product we tested had Windows Vista Ultimate (32-bit) pre-installed.

The hard drive is unique in that it is a solid state drive (SSD) 64GB in size. What this means is that the hard drive is not a rotating disk in the traditional sense, but rather comprises of several chips with addressable memory arrayed in a specific format to prolong the usability of the SSD drive. With no moving heads to read/write data and thus no moving parts, the SSD drive makes it almost impossible for a sudden bump to cause data loss on the drive. The SSD drive is also said to be quicker than conventional disk drives.

The only penalty for these advantages is that the chips' ability to store data erodes over time as more and more data is interchanged over and over. Lenovo has a unique approach in that it uses special software, which according to an algorithm uses all the space on the drive equally so that no one area is abused and other areas neglected. This ensures longevity to your product.

The presence of an ultra-thin DVD burner cannot be harped on enough, and it is to be found on the right hand side of the notebook. There are no other ports on this side.

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