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Message 4 of Please do NOT send private messages since I won't be able to read them. Get Our Best Stories! My X Type number is: It's a pretty nice docking station, but I can see where you might want to travel with the optical drive, and this isn't as convenient. The other good news here is the inclusion of a full power processor.

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Yoga x1 3rd gen keyboard backlight flickering. X1 CPU frequency pegged at max. Our commitment to the environment Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions. It's a pretty nice docking station, but I can see where you might want to travel with the optical drive, and this isn't as convenient. That tends to be a trade-off with this size machine. ThinkPads come with some unqiue software, notably Lenovo's Access Connection and a pretty nice ThinkVantage Toolbox for managing the health of your system and setting up various options.

The unit I tested had a watt-hour 6-cell lithium-ion battery and weighed 3. The unit PCMag reviewed had a watt-hour battery, but weighed 3. That made it easy to carry, though with a tradeoff in battery life. Running a DVD movie from the base station, I got 2 hours , 25 minutes of battery life. This is likely a worst-case scenario--you should get better though I rarely see machines get the claimed MobileMark battery life. In conclusion, the X isn't a perfect ultraportable.

The whole category requires trade-offs; in this case, somewhat limited ports and no internal optical drive. Those seem like reasonable solutions to me, though personally, I'd probably upgrade to the larger battery. It's a well-built, solid machine with a terrific keyboard that performs quite well, especially given its light weight. Miller's Forward Thinking Blog: Miller is chief information officer at Ziff Brothers Investments, a private investment firm.

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