Lenovo’s latest and greatest ultraportable business notebook, the 12.5-inch ThinkPad X230, promises to strike the perfect balance between serious performance and mobility. With the latest Intel Ivy Bridge processors and more than 8 hours of battery life with a standard battery this “business rugged” notebook is designed with road warriors in mind. Our review unit came equipped with the new Intel Ivy Bridge Core i5-3320M dual-core processor with vPro and a 320GB hard drive but serious users will want to upgrade the traditional hard drive to a solid state drive (SSD). Lenovo also claims that the X230 can deliver up to 24 hours of battery life with both the optional 9-cell battery and the slice battery that connects to the bottom of the notebook.
- Battery life is second to none
- IPS display is fantastic
- Great durability, ports, and performance
- Touchpad frequently frustrates
- Should come with SSD standard
The ThinkPad X230 is a powerful ultraportable with Intel Ivy Bridge and more than 8 hours of battery life.
Read Our Full Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review: Road Warrior Perfection