Lenovo X300 takes on the MacBook Air

  Specification comparison (SSD versions): Lenovo X300 Macbook Air Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.2GhzRAM: 2Ghz 667MhzHDD:64GB SSDDisplay: 13.3″ (LED backlight)Weight: 1.33 kgThinness: 18.6mmOptical Drive: YesUSB Ports: 3Ethernet: YesWireless: 802.11...

 X300 vs air

Lenovo X300
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Specification comparison (SSD versions):

Lenovo X300 Macbook Air
Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.2Ghz
RAM: 2Ghz 667Mhz
HDD:64GB SSD
Display
: 13.3″ (LED backlight)
Weight: 1.33 kg
Thinness: 18.6mm
Optical Drive: Yes
USB Ports: 3
Ethernet: Yes
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Price: US $3,087
Processor: Core 2 Duo 1.8Ghz
RAM: 2Ghz 800Mhz DDR2
HDD: 64GB SSD
Display: 13.3″ (LED backlight)
Weight: 1.36 kg
Thinness: 19.4 mm
Optical Drive: No
USB Ports: 1
Ethernet: No
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Price: US $3,098

Interestingly the Lenovo is down on processor and memmory speeds, however this offset by the additional features of an optical drive, ethernet and multiple USB ports.

Another unique feature to the X300 is the ability to switch out your optical drive and insert another battery for up to a claimed 10 hours of battery life, compared to the Macbook Air’s 5. Also note claimed and actual vary significantly.

Either way, the Lenovo is a great competitor for the Macbook Air, and if your really after the lightest / thinnest notebook out of the 2, then the Lenovo takes the crown.

With only a few dollars separating the two Solid State versions, your choice will ultimately come down to which OS / Logo you prefer.

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