"excellent keyboard and Track Point navigator"4.0 starson by goldencoast
Pros: excellent keyboad and Trackpoint combination in a small computer, matte screen, dual core processor is now available.
Its a Thinkpad.
Cons: Its pricey.
runs warm but acceptable.
CPU needs to be a bit more efficient to provide less heat and longer battery life
more ports would help, especially seperate audio ports, and HDMI.
Summary: this computer probably had great potential because of its a Thinkpad, great keyboard and Touchpad combination.Correction. I meant to say the computer shines because it has a Touch Point, and does not require one to use the touchpad or an external mouse. and of course the keyboard is great.
it is a work in progress with a dual core CPU now available, and lower prices and probably more efficient CPUs in the future. right now its a bit expensive, but possibly worth it because of the Touchpad convenience.
I do not agree at all with CNET comments that the Touchpad should be eliminated. The Touchpad is the greatest thing about this small computer, along with the keyboard its makes this computer very attractive.
4 stars rating is because it is more expensive than many very fine netbooks that are smaller, lighter, and run cooler.
nevertheless, if you like a really excellent keyboard and TouchPad combination in a small computer, its a buy.
it will be less expensive and improved with its evolution with time, but the Thinkpad x100e has great potential for the future, I believe. great design concept. especially for people who like a Trackpoint.
Trackpoint does require some experience to realize its full benefit, but it frees you from dependence upon a touchpad and external mouse. this is what makes the X100e really shine.
Updated on May 9, 2010