Lenovo – X41 12″

Lenovo ThinkPad X-Series
MFR’s Description: Ultimate Mobility in a versatile ultraportable. The thinnest and lightest ultraportable ever
(select models). Models with Intel Centrino Mobile Technology – freedom and flexibility to connect wirelessly.

Note: The ThinkPad X40 shares many of the same traits as the X41, however it has a different chipset with a different video chipset (both of which are older/slower than the X41); However it also offers a few models with a Pentium M Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) CPU.

Reviews located at the bottom of the page.

Company/Manufacturing Information
Company: Lenovo
Company Website: Lenovo.com
Model Name: ThinkPad X41
Product Page: IBM.com
Type: Laptop
Introduced: Possibly April 2005
Cost (MSRP/Street): Base $1899 and on up (see product page for pricing)
CPU/Processor & Chipset
Processor Company: Intel
Processor Model: Pentium M Low Voltage 758, 778
Processor Speed: 1.50GHz – 1.60GHz
Bus Speed: 400MHz
Cache Size: 2MB
Cache Type: L2
Systemboard Chipset: Intel 915GM Express Chipset
Display and Graphics
Graphics Chipset: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Screen Type: LCD TFT
Screen Size: 12.1″
Widescreen: No
Resolution: 1024×768 XGA
Video Memory:
Video Out: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Memory Capacity: 1.50GB (512MB Onboard?)
Memory Slots: 1
Memory Type: DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Speed: 533MHz
Shared With Video: Yes
Hard Drive Interface: ATA-100 IDE
Hard Drive Capacity: 40GB – 60GB+ (4200rpm)
Hard Drive Physical Size: ? (Possibly 1.8″)
Optical Drive: Optional (X4 UltraBase)
Harddrive Shock Protection: Yes – “Active Protection System”
Battery Type: Lithium-Ion
Default Battery Size: 14.4V 8-cell
Mfr Estimated Runtime: Up to 7.0 hours, Optional Extended Life Battery Available for some models
Dimensions, and Weight
Weight: Around 2.7lbs – 3.30lbs
Height: 0.81″
Width: 10.5″
Depth: 8.3″
Wireless: Optional, Depending on Model: Some models have Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Wireless Type: 802.11b/g
Ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet
Modem: 56K V.92
Keyboard: Fullsize
Mouse: TrackPoint
I/O Ports
USB Ports: 2xUSB 2.0 (1 Powered)
Firewire (IEEE 1394): ?
PS/2, Serial, Parallel: No
Infrared: Yes
PC Card Slots: 1x PCMCIA PC Card Type I/II
Flash Memory Card: Secure Digital (SD)
Bluetooth: Yes, 1Mbps
Port Replicator: Yes, Optional
Other I/O: Expansion Bus for X4 Dock
Audio Chipset: SoundMAX
Audio I/O: External Microphone/Line-In, Headphone/Line-Out, Speakers
Installed OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Supported: Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Drivers: pc.ibm.com/support
Included Software: Other – May include 3rd Party Software such as Adobe Acrobat, etc. – See Model Pages for full software list
Protection and Security
Fingerprint Reader: Some Models
Hardware Passwords: Yes
Other: Embedded Security Subsystem
Varied: 2527EJU, 2528ELU, 2527FQU, 2525A2U, 2528FPU, 2525C3U, 25256NU, 2527B4U, 2525E2U, 2525F6U, 2528EMU, 2528FRU, 2525FUU, 2525FGU
Warranty, Misc
Warranty: Lenovo.com

Reviews – These are excerpts – Click on the publication links to read full reviews

PC World – October/November 2005 – Selected as #1 in the ultraportable class in PC World’s Top 15 Laptops of November, 2005.

PC World – July 2005 – 4 out of 5 stars – The X41 stands out for its excellent keyboard (if you’re an eraserhead fan) and long battery life, but it requires an external optical drive.

HardwareCentral – June 2005 – an outstanding mini notebook that combines solid performance with a lot of nifty little conveniences. We’re just not sure the latter warrant Lenovo’s substantial price premium over similarly configured, if slightly heavier or less lavishly equipped, competitors’ products.

CNET Reviews – April, 2005 – 6.7/10.0 – The latest in a long line of ThinkPad X notebooks, the ThinkPad X41 delivers the best combination yet of performance, battery life, and features.