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.


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...

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.