11-28-2011 11:00 AM
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11-28-2011 11:17 AM
Well it all depends on what you prefer. To be honest you do get more for your money on an X220. You should also note that it does have an arguably better display (matte, higher pixel density, better viewing angles) than that of the X1. In terms of build quality, they're both excellent although there have been some issues reported with the X220. The X220 has the advantage of having a much better battery life than the X1 if that is important to you, other wise the main advantage of getting the X1 over the X220 is style. It looks absolutely stunning. I keep getting compliments about it. It also has a larger palm rest so typing for long periods of time might be more agreeable than on the X220 and it has a backlit keyboard, which some could argue is in fact not as useful as a thinklight, although it does look very nice. If you don't consider any of these factors important, then I would recommend you go with the X220 as you can get marginally better specs than on the X1 for the same price. Hope this helps!
11-28-2011 12:11 PM
11-28-2011 05:15 PM
11-28-2011 05:23 PM
Thanks, Lead_org. I hadn't paid too close of attention to the subtle differences in the keyboards, but I just checked and there are differences.
I got to play with an X1 at a Microsoft Store yesterday, and it is definitely "stylish." Thanks for your comments!
11-28-2011 05:35 PM
11-30-2011 12:10 PM
11-30-2011 04:46 PM
Personally i enjoy the X220 keyboard more since it is very much similar to the standard ThinkPad keyboard. The X1 keyboard is more for people whom are used to the Chiclet keyboard used on Mac, which is not a bad thing but just different. I supoose different keyboard for different people.
@Orion, lets make some correction.
1st, x220 is not just for office desk and home desk use, ultraportable laptops are for roadwarriors. The battery life of the X220 with the slice + 9 cells can be as much as 22 hrs depending on configuration and usage, while the X1 with slice can manage only 10 hrs at best with Windows.
2nd, X220 and X1 are mostly available in Standard voltage i3, i5 and i7 dual core, only in some countries are there ULV X220 and they are scarce and sold to very limited audience (like corporation).
3rd, the X1 and X220 have the same SSD options.
4th, the weight difference between X1 and X220 with 6 cells battery is only 100 to 200 g max, not something one would be overtly concerned.
5th, so you would rather carry a laptop around with 10 hrs of max battery life (X1) on flight then a similar weight machine with double the battery life (X220)?
11-30-2011 04:59 PM
Thanks, lead_org. Knowing that you own both the X1 and X220 is reassuring, since I already pulled the trigger on a new X220 I'm happy for your reassuring report. Thanks again!!