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Lenovo X300 ultraportable uses Samsung SATA II Solid State Drive

Lenovo X300 ultraportable uses Samsung SATA II Solid State Drive

Lenovo's much-vaunted ThinkPad X300 is being hailed in some circles as the ultraportable to oust the MacBook Air, and a major chunk of its charm is the use of a Solid State Drive (SSD) rather than a traditional drive that can be subject to knocks and jolts.  Samsung provided the SATA II SSD used, with the specific model capable of 100 MB/s read rates and 80 MB/s write rates, despite using 30-percent less power than a typical platter-based drive. 

Lenovo’s Thinkpad X300 dissected

Lenovo’s Thinkpad X300 dissected

I’m not a ThinkPad fanboy, but my experience with ThinkPad has been amazing. The X300 excites me and I’m planning to get one for myself. One lucky dude in LA was able to get a unit for himself. Like a true techie, rather than just using the laptop and brag about it, he went ahead and shares to the world on what’s underneath the X300.

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Ruggedized Lenovo PC

Ruggedized Lenovo PC

So let’s say you work for Lenovo, and you write a piece about how your company (Lenovo) doesn’t currently offer a truly ruggedized PC and the next closest thing is the ThinkPad series. Then let’s say that you go to home base to do a presentation for a potential customer and on your way out you see exactly what you just wrote doesn’t exist.

Would that make you angry, or would you just laugh? Me I’d laugh, but that actually happened to a guy, when he went to Beijing where the Innovation Center is.

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