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IBM ThinkPad X30
By Aaron Yip
Category : Notebooks/Laptops
Published by Jimmy Tang on Thursday, 31st October, 2002
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 stars  


Introduction

The ThinkPad X30 that we're reviewing today isn't quite like your ordinary notebook. This ultraportable from IBM doesn't sport a P4-M (not many ultraportable do anyway) processor, nor does it come with any radical design. But as what you can expect from an innovative company like IBM - the grand daddy of today's PC, the sub-2kg ThinkPad X30 was designed to be as durable as a battletank, and yet features a wide array of wireless and expandability options no lesser than a naval Aegis cruiser.


For current IBM ThinkPad X-series users, you would notice that the X30 doesn't stray away from the X series concept or design. The Titanium Composite on the top cover of the X30 made it both stronger yet lighter than notebooks that used conventional plastics, and its textured surface creates a very smooth and alluring look and feel. IBM have also made critical joints such as the mounts on the display screen with non-plastic materials, opting for larger metal brackets for added strength. The ThinkPad X series also offer features such as a security chip, a keyboard light (a real cool feature to us), a CompactFlash slot, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth wireless networking on some models.

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