Lenovo ThinkPad X220: The ultimate business traveller companion?

Don’t be fooled by its unassuming and unpretentious exterior, as the 12.5 inch Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is bursting with the most advanced and sophisticated of technology.


One of the greatest marvels of this cunningly unassuming tablet is its phenomenal battery life. With the average battery life of modern laptops being 4 hours, the fact that the ThinkPad X220, boasting just a single 63Wh six-cell battery, lasts for a whopping 8 hours, makes mentioning the battery life worthy of the all-important, attention-grabbing, initial paragraph position of a gadget feature. But that’s not all. In addition to the X220’s ground-breaking standard battery life, for an additional $179, ThinkPad X220 owners can extend their machine’s already prolific battery life by almost twofold, as by strapping a second battery onto the laptop, users can enjoy up to 14 hours 30 minutes wire-free usage.

Given its extensive cord-free potential, its ultraportability and weighing an extremely light 3.6 pounds, the Lenevo ThinkPad X220, is the perfect companion for frequent business travellers, who will now being able to fly from Manchester to Sao Paulo in Brazil, with a new sense of convenience and comfort.

Possessing Intel’s new Sandy Bridge 2.5GHz Core i5-2520M processor, the system’s allegedly noticeable ‘zippiness’, even whilst being pushed to multiple demands, is yet more evidence that Lenevo’s latest creation is paying homage to becoming the ultimate business traveller companion. Although the machine’s zippiness and excessive multi-tasking capabilities, could also be attributed to the tablet’s 4GB of DDR3 RAM and its 320GB 7,200 rpm hard drive.

On the software front, in typical Lenevo fashion, the X220 is loaded with all the Chinese company’s own ThinkVantage utilities. These highly innovative features include fingerprint reader configuration, enhance backup and restore capabilities, and power controls.

According to Engadget, the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 is the “longest lasting and fastest ultraportable” they have ever tested. And who are we to argue? Although with a starting price of $889, it would be fair to surmise that the majority of those fortunate to exploit the X220’s many exploits, will be those seated in business class.