Originally Posted by username79
I have been using IBM/Lenovos for the last decade.
I currently use an X301. I think it is the best laptop ever made.
I work from home a lot, and live near the water. On a beautiful day I take the laptop to a waterfront park and sit in the sun. I get about 3 hours of battery life with the screen on full brightness (extremely legible in direct sunlight) and WWAN.
I think in that scenario you can turn brightness all the way down. That's what I do in direct sunlight, it's practically an e-ink effect.
I've had my X200 for 2 years, it pretty amazing. I opted for the 2.4Ghz processor and with 4GB of ram, it is still kicking with most mid-level processors these days. It's time to replace the battery (400 + cycles) but other than that, it works as good as new. If I ever feel the need I can go SSD for a speed boost.
The x200 is perfect for those that don't use trackpads (like me). I would say that the only drawback is the 12 inch screen with a lot of leftover bezel space. They could have easily fit a 13" screen into this chassis, but of course, the 13" was reserved for the X301
The X220 is absolutely the computer I would get if I were in the market right now.
As an aside, I do appreciate the design of Apple, the MBP 13" and the Air 11" in particular. You can't say they are shite.