Wednesday, January 23, 2008

MacBook Air vs. Lenovo X300

A while ago, a few friends showed me a video on youtube on Apple's release of their new ultra-thin & sexy MacBook Air.

Later on, Gizmodo had some *leaked* info & specs on Lenovo's ultra-thin Thinkpad X300.


Thinkpad X300MacBook Air
+Battery is swappable-Battery can't be changed
+Can add 2nd battery-Can not add another battery
+Built-in DVD writer-CD/DVD: Sold as an accessory
+Built-in fingerprint reader-No fingerprint reader
+Max of 4GB RAM @ 667MHz-Max of 2GB RAM @ 667MHz
+Max CPU speed: 2.0GHz, 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache-Max CPU speed: 1.8GHz, 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache
+Max resolution of: 1440x900 @ 128 DPI-Max resolution of: 1280x800
+#USB ports: 3-#USB ports: 1
+#Mini PCI-Express: 2 Full, 1 Half-#Mini PCI-Express: None
+Weight: 1.13 kg / 2.5 lbs-Weight: 1.36 kg / 3 lbs
+Antennas: Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11n, WiMAX, GPS, WWAN-Antennas: Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11n
+Wired network: Gigabit Ethernet port-Wired network: Sold as an accessory
+Enclosure material: Magnesium-alloy for a sturdy & durable cage-Enclosure material: Aluminum
+Built-in camera+Built-in camera
-Video output: VGA+Video output: DVI, VGA
-HDD: 64GB Solid State Disk+HDD: 64GB Solid State Disk, 80GB PATA
-Looks: Sturdy, Rigid+Looks: Cute, Sexy
-31.8x23.1x2.34 cm+32.5x22.7x1.94 cm
Keyboard illumination: Backlit keyboardKeyboard illumination: Backlit keyboard with sensor


Seems like the Apple crowd are sacrificing a lot here...

* Lenovo's laptop isn't out for consumers yet.
** Thinkpad's are IBM laptops. Lenovo handles them now, instead of IBM.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Im pretty sure the Thinkpad wont have a built in optical drive. We have the "ultra lights" at work now and they dont.

MBH said...

Anonymous,
Unfortunately, you're mistaken. According to the diagrams released, on the right side, there's a slot called: ODD, this is where CD/DVD devices slip in.

I think ODD means: On Demand Device.

Nosayba said...

Interesting. So Mac Air isn't that appealing after all. Attractive from the outside, empty from the inside.