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Missing technical information on X200/X200s/X300 for final buying decision

2008-10-24, 7:58 AM

Hello Thinkpad community,

I am planning to buy a thinkpad x200s, x200, x300 or x301 to replace my z61m.

 

Since I am missing some detailed technical information, it is hard for me to make this decision. Please help me to fill the gaps.

X200/X200s


My favourite is the x200s, since the main requirement is ultra mobility. To make it usable also on the outside of buildings, I am interested how bright is the display

1.) Candela / nit of X200s?
2.) Candela / nit of X200?

However, I want to use the notebook when I am at home as desktop system with a dual Monitor setup, too.

3.) Does the x200 / x200s with extension bay support dual monitor setup (one via vga, one via digital output)?
4.) If dual monitor setup is supported, what is the maximal supported resolution for two monitors?
5.) Is dual monitor setup supported with linux?

X300/X3001

Just in case the display / resolution of the X200s is two small (I will have to check it in real in a lenovo partner store if it will be available in Germany) for me I will switch to X300 / X301.

5.) Candela / nit of X300?
6.) Candela / nit of X301?

Dual Monitor support of X300 series?

7.) AFAIK, X300 supports only dual monitor in combination with this usb-docking station with NO linux support (window drivers needed). Is that true?
8.) AFIAK, the X3001 has dual display out on the notebook itself (vga and display port). Can thes ports be used in parallel fo dual monitor set up?
9.) If dual monitor setup is supported with X301 is it working in combination with linux?


64-Bit Operation System support
If I wouldn't have stumbled across this tread (http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=X_Series_Thinkpads&thread.id=1485&view=by_date_ascending&page=1, I wouldn't dare to ask, thought it would be impossible because of the 32-Bit processors. Does the X200 / x200s support 64-Bit Operation systems? Especially Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition or SUSE / REDHAT X86_64 64BIT? Not that I would need it for office usage, however some servers (local development & testing on ultra mobile thinkpads rocks ) require this.


Thanks to your feedback! I am really eager to come to a decision, place the order and have a terrific ultra-mobile, but still desktop friendly notebook

BTW: Is there any technical document listing some or all of the information which I am missing? If yes, I cannot find it on the lenovo web site...

Thanks & Regards!
Kris

 

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Re: Missing technical information on X200/X200s/X300 for final buying decision

2008-10-24, 13:43 PM

welcome to the forum!

 

here are a few links which may help your research.   the last link will give you specs on the various display panels among many other specs as well.

 

http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/thinkpad/tech_library.html

 

http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/merchandising/US/PDFs/x200_datasheet.pdf

http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/merchandising/US/PDFs/x300_USEN_00.pdf

http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/merchandising/US/PDFs/X301_Datasheet.pdf

 

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pcinstitute/psref/tabook.pdf

 

 

64-bit OSes are supported on all X300/X301 and X200/X200s models.   server 2003 and 2008 are not officially supported but will run on the above equipment.   there's a chance that not all drivers can be found however, especially for 2003.   2008 is much easier to implement since it registers with most drivers and apps as simply being vista with SP1 (since vista shares 2008's kernel).

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Re: Missing technical information on X200/X200s/X300 for final buying decision

2008-10-24, 13:43 PM

welcome to the forum!

 

here are a few links which may help your research.   the last link will give you specs on the various display panels among many other specs as well.

 

http://www.pc.ibm.com/us/thinkpad/tech_library.html

 

http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/merchandising/US/PDFs/x200_datasheet.pdf

http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/merchandising/US/PDFs/x300_USEN_00.pdf

http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/merchandising/US/PDFs/X301_Datasheet.pdf

 

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/pc/pcinstitute/psref/tabook.pdf

 

 

64-bit OSes are supported on all X300/X301 and X200/X200s models.   server 2003 and 2008 are not officially supported but will run on the above equipment.   there's a chance that not all drivers can be found however, especially for 2003.   2008 is much easier to implement since it registers with most drivers and apps as simply being vista with SP1 (since vista shares 2008's kernel).

ThinkStation P700      ThinkPad X1C7

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