Lenovo ThinkPad X230T is a sleek business ultraportable that combine premium features, multitouch capability and sturdy convertible tablet design.
The ThinkPad looks like any other notebook/laptop with its all black soft touch design however the ultraportable can instantly become a tablet with a twist and fold hinge. It measures 2.96 x 0.75 x 1.05 inches thick and has a spill resistant keyboard, protected hard drive and magnesium roll cage which contributes to solid constructed machine.
The Lenovo’s keyboard features a chiclet-style design, island style arrangement (six row keyboard) and has backlighting. To turn on/off the backlighting a control is placed into the left end of the space bar, and works if FN button is also pressed. Overall, the keyboard has the right buttons oversized: Enter, Shift, Backspace, Caps Lock, Tab and Delete and keys are hollow thus fingertips fit nicely into them.
A TrackPoint device used for cursor control is placed between the G, H and B keys and alongside is a clickpad that integrates the right and left click into the touch surface. Also, the multitouch finger input allows you to do a five finger gesture and two finger touch gesture.
The ThinkPad features Handwriting recognition software and a supplied stylus. The Stylus can be used in almost any applications that accepts keyboard input.
Display and Communication
The 12.5 inch display has Corning Gorilla Glass Cover and has a 1366 x 768 native resolution and the IPS screen which delivers good viewing angles. The wireless connectivity is strong, it supports 802.11b/g/n, mobile broadband (3G and 4G) and Bluetooth 4.0 LE.
ThinkPad has a wide range of ports. There is a VGA port and DisplayPort with audio for connecting external monitors, USB 2.0, two USB 3.0, a four format card reader (Multimedia Card, SDXC, SDHC and SD) and supports wired Ethernet (RJ-45 port). An Intel Wireless Display feature allows you to stream HD video and audio wirelessly via an adapter.
Lenovo ThinkPad X230T comes with an Intel Core i5 3320M Processor (2.16GHz) along with intel HD Graphics 4000 and Windows 7 Pro that delivers reliable performance and it offers a 128GB Solid State Drive (SSD), 320GB hard drive and 4GB RAM that delivers fast performance.
Battery and Warranty
The ThinkPad X230T comes with a 63 watt hour battery that usually lasts up to six to nine hours. Warranty period is one year.
Overall, it’s a stylish convertible machine, as a stand-alone notebook it is portable and easy to use while as a tablet though it has limitations given that it runs on windows 7. Given the new Ivy bridge processor that comes with it, the ThinkPad is quite fast compared to its competitors.