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Summary:

The 11.6-inch high-res screen on the ThinkPad X100e is a nice touch for an ultra-portable, and the attention to detail is present throughout the design. The inclusion of an AMD processor is a concession to pricing, and I discuss my findings due to that design choice.

ThinkPad X100e

I have been surprised at the level of interest that has been expressed since I’ve been covering the ThinkPad X100e. This budget ultraportable has captured the attention of quite a few, due no doubt to the reputation of the ThinkPad line. The 11.6-inch high-res screen is a nice touch for an ultra-portable, and the ThinkPad attention to detail is present throughout the design.

In the video you’ll get a walk around the X100e, showing just how small and light this notebook is. I discuss my thoughts on the inclusion of an AMD Neo processor instead of a more typical Intel offering, and what my findings have been due to that design choice. You also get a look at the performance of that processor.

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  1. Great video!! Can you play some sd video as well as hd? flash and silverlight? youtube, netflix and hulu demo would be great. Also how does media center run?
    thanks

  2. James, can you give the hardware accelerated Flash 10.1 beta a try for HD videos? The Radeon HD 3200 hardware should easily handle HD video decoding, but it needs software to feed it.

    http://labs.adobe.com/

    Also, give the HD WMV clips a try.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/musicandvideo/hdvideo/contentshowcase.aspx

  3. Try flash beta and see if the hd videos on youtube play?

    the x1250 is supposed to have dxva support for 720p hd video

  4. Nice one. Thinkpad havnt lost all IBM’s market yet.

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