Sadly after almost 5 years of loyal service, my beloved Libretto U100 recently started showing signs of it’s age by crashing randomly and struggling to keep up with my daily tasks.
To replace it, I wanted something both lightweight and portable, but also powerful to keep up with all the large documents and projects I’m working on.
I ended up selecting a Lenovo X201i laptop, Lenovo’s ultraportable model.
With a 12″ widescreen LCD and weight of about 1.5kg, it’s certainly larger than my Libretto, but a great compromise between usability and portability. Having a fullsize keyboard is another major advantage and it certainly makes the laptop more productive on the go.
I also purchase the extended 9-cell battery, which gets me about 7 hours life, enough to get me through a day of customer meetings.
Over all it’s a fantastic machine, and with a Intel Core i5 and 4GB of RAM packed into the system it’s a fast system able to tackle everything I throw at it.