If you are looking for a laptop with powerful configuration that also comes with an extended warranty, the Lenovo Thinkpad X250 (20CLA0AHIG) Ultrabook is your pick. It is stacked with powerful configurations with an efficient processor that boosts performance. Other notable features like its camera, battery and 3 year warranty adds up to the user's purpose.
DISCLAIMER - I am a biased Apple Macbook fan. I like the entire line including Macbook Air, Macbook Pro Retina and the new smaller "macbook" -- Because I own all these it doesn't mean I am not looking for new challenges. I recently got to use this for a week and here were my findings...
My review begins -
The one thing that comes to mind when I think of this laptop is the word dependable. The touchpad is very well place and while typing I don't often collide with the trackpad. It is very roomy. Also there are several keys for clicking, there is a mid point scroll, there are two buttons for left and right click atop the trackpad assembly and so on.
The keyboard is quick to response and extremely standardised. This means you will only get better and better in dealing with things with this extremely good keyboard that also sounds extremely pleasant.
Let me speak about the key ingredients that make this laptop what it is,
a) Extremely durable - the keys are well spaced and have a very good response. You never once collide with the design of the trackpad while typing. I have the 6 cell battery installed and it juts out a little but it is by no means heavy or difficult to keep on a flat surface despite making a slight angle. Weighs 2.88 pounds without any battery.
b) The Sound is pretty good. Considering most people will use this as their work laptop I am really happy with the device.
It is not very loud though, slightly tinny when hearing speeches but that's only sometimes and with most laptops.
c) The display is anti reflective, at 12.5" it is plenty wide, it is not a retina or high densty display which is one qualm I have with it. brightness is decnet.
d) Shortcut Keys are plenty abound whether muting or increasing/decreasing brightness. There is a fingerprint recognition unlocker.
e) The claimed battery life is 20 hours. And that is true because I am mostly on this device and need to charge it once a week or so it seems. So to explain how it works, there is an inbuilt three cell battery, you get another 3 cell battery with the box. I have purchased an additional 6 cell battery and along wiht this I get 18 hours roughly.
f) Windows 10 Preinstalled. Windows 10 takes a bit of getting used to. I am not sure I love bing as a search engine, I am not even sure I buy into their new browser and use Firefox. Is it like Mac? Not really. The graphics on my macbook air is much better than this. I also own a newest Retina Macbook Pro and Yosemite on that looks far better than anyything this world offers.
Conclusion -> There are two things I don't like about this Lenovo. 1) the price tag is a little high I feel but then they are including a three year onsite warranty which Apple can never boast of. So that is still ok. I say price is a little high because the screen is not as good as any of the macbook airs. Why isn't it good? Two part answer, apple os just looks better and the screens are higher resolution. 2) I don't like the fact that this laptop sticks to the part. I mean the 9pin vga and the ancient LAN port but then this is meant for a corporate workhorse. This is probably not for me. A media fiend who watches 1 hour of youtube everyday.
Despite all this, if I had this computer in 2006, I would have thought GOD has come down to earth and blessed me. WHY? Because for a windows machine it clicks all checkboxes. It also has an extremely good resale value. The battery life is 2nd best of any laptop in the world.
excellent business laptop.
|Dimensions(WxHxD)||305 x 208 x 20.3 mm|
|Operating System||Windows 8 Professional|
|Operating System Type||64-bit|
|Display Size||12.5 Inches (31.75 cm)|
|Display Resolution||1366 x 768 Pixels|
|Display Features||LED Backlit, Anti-Glare Display|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-5600U (5th Gen)|
|Graphic Processor||Intel HD 5500|
|RAM speed||1600 Mhz|
|Memory Slots||1 DIMM|
|Expandable Memory||8 GB|
|Memory Layout||1 x 4 Gigabyte|
|HDD Capacity||1 TB|
|HDD Speed(RPM)||5400 RPM|
|Battery Cell||6 Cell Cell|
|Battery Life||9 Hrs|
|Wireless LAN||802.11 b/g/n|
|USB 3.0 slots||1|
|USB 2.0 slots||1|
|SD Card Reader|
|Video Recording||720p HD|
|Audio Solution||HD Audio Solution|
|Sound Technologies||Dolby Enhanced Audio|
|Microphone Type||Dual Array Microphone|
|Pointing Device||Touchpad with Track Point|
|Keyboard||Full-sized, spill-resistant keyboard|
|Sales Package||Ultrabook, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide|
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|Lenovo Thinkpad X250 (20CLA0AHIG) Ultrabook (Core i7 5th Gen/4 GB/1 TB/Windows 8)||Price in India|
|LENOVO THINKPAD X250 20CLA0AHIG at Amazon||Rs. 99,000|