ThinkPad X200s, one year follow-up

ThinkPad X200s after one yearA year ago, I bought a Lenovo ThinkPad X200s. I boldly proclaimed that it's the best laptop I've ever used, much better than the X61, and combining all the features of a T60 and an X-series subnotebook.

So what's changed in the last year? Absolutely nothing. No plastic has chipped off, all of the LRF (little rubber feet) are still attached, the keyboard is still fully functional, the hinge is still solid, and it's just as tight as when I bought it. The only damage is the palmrest ThinkPad logo had separated its layers, leaving just the silver backing (which is still on amazingly tight). And this is despite the extra torture it received. I did a lot of traveling in the last year, and it's always come with me.

I've got a keeper.

(The Ubuntu sticker hasn't fared as well, but admittedly that is aftermarket.)

2 Comments

  1. Any idea what magic I need to make it boot Ubuntu 12.04 off a usb stick, prepared with unetbootin? The BIOS shows USB HDD as + (i.e. bootable) in the BIOS screen but - (i.e. verboten) in the boot menu.

  2. I bought a refurbished X200 3 years ago from the Lenovo Outlet store and I can only confirm your one year follow-up verdict.

    I'm using it in combination with a docking station at home and on the move wherever I go. The only damage I can spot after 3 years is a tiny crack on the palmrest just above the thinkpad logo, which btw didn't disintegrate in my case.

    I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 currently which is a great combination and I'm planning to keep the X200 for until it gives up on me.

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