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 Website:Lenovo.com
Model Name:ThinkPad X41
Product Page:IBM.com
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″
Resolution:1024×768 XGA
Video Memory:
Video Out:Yes
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
Wireless:Optional, Depending on Model: Some models have Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Wireless Type:802.11b/g
Ethernet:Gigabit Ethernet
Modem:56K V.92
I/O Ports
USB Ports:2xUSB 2.0 (1 Powered)
Firewire (IEEE 1394):?
PS/2, Serial, Parallel:No
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
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

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.