Lenovo’s newest ThinkPad, the X200, manages to take the same measurements of the MacBook Air’s magazine thinness and optically bloat it to look dictonary thick. The culprit’s the timeless and turgid Lenovo design, which is just eminently sensible looking, if completely outmoded.
Otherwise, a very nice, capable little laptop, if you can suck in the inelegant ThinkPad design suppository. The X200 packs an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, weighs a little under three pounds, has a 12.2-inch LCD, and comes standard with either a 320GB hard drive or a 64GB SSD.
Ultimately, if you want a computer as light and thin as a MacBook Air, but don’t care about OS X or aluminum svelteness, the $1,199 going price is appetizing. It should be released in August.
Lenovo x200 [Yahoo!]
Update: Laptop Mag really loves the X200! And had a better image.