09-02-2011 02:15 PM
With all the problems noted in the forum I'd like to add an optimistic report and say that my X220 has no problems. I have the i7 cpu, 8gb, Intel SSD, and I installed an Intel 310 80gb SSD as a second drive in the WWAN slot myself.
The performance is excellent with the lowest score being 6.2 for graphics. The processor scores 7.1, the memory 7.5 and the SSD 7.7.
The only slight difficulty I have found is that the PasswordManager app causes problems with Firefox. I'm also a little disappointed that the slice battery is not available here in the UK yet.
Overall I'm delighted with the X220 - it's the best portable I have owned up to now!
09-02-2011 02:41 PM
welcome to the forum!
glad to hear some positive news for a change. thanks for posting your experience. we certainly appreciate it. judging by your username we weren't sure how this post was going to turn out.
the slice battery is a rare beast right now. hopefully it will be coming to your market soon.
09-02-2011 04:00 PM
Just to echo the positive feedback. After about 3 weeks, I have had "zero" problems. I have the mstata Intel 310 installed and a Samsung 256GB FDE SSD in the main drive bay for my secure data. This is a fantastic laptop with great battery life.
09-09-2011 08:15 PM - edited 09-09-2011 08:18 PM
09-10-2011 06:44 PM - edited 09-10-2011 06:53 PM
Re: Why two SSD drives?
I had the Samsung 256GB FDE (hardware full disk encyption) SSD that ran fine in a T400S; my consuting work requires high security. I passed the T400S to my son and bought the X220 with I7, standard display, and 9 cell battery for better battery life and performance. I wanted to try the Intel msata 80GB for dual boot and I am very pleased with performance. Boot time from the Intel runs 18-20 seconds, discounting entering the HDD password and Windows 7 login delays.
I passed the hard drive that came with X220, a 128GB SSD Samsung on to my son.
09-11-2011 07:39 AM