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Visit our network of sites: Input and Output Along the right side there are no ports. How long before the electronics industry makes a major breakthrough in battery power? Our only sticking point is IBM’s monitor policy: The only gripe I have was mentioned before and that was the wireless card bios lock that IBM decided to implement.

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The right side is where the CPU fan vent sits and where the hard drive bay sits. The low-power processor shows up in IBM’s ThinkPad X31 and delivers impressive working time in an ultra-lightweight system.

Automatically send old files to OneDrive by Matt Elliott. The lid closes nicely and when you try to squeeze the lid with the main body when closed there is little to no give, something rare in most laptops, the X40 displayed gaps in this test.

Networking Max Transfer Rate. The keyboard clatters when you type, but it feels extremely tight and responsive. The X31 that we looked at was configured as a true-blue Centrino, although you can also specify X311 The X31 stores a disk image that you can use to restore software and system settings, taking up about 3GB of space. Laptops by Justin Jaffe 9 days ago.

ThinkPad X31 Specs – CNET

In the meantime, power-conserving computer chips can do more with less — at least if Intel’s Pentium M is any indication. The speakers on any ultra portable are about as dumpy as you can get. HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but hhinkpad getting close HP’s tiny 2-in-1 ain’t perfect — but it’s getting close by Lori Grunin.


Made to please creative pros Debuting just ahead of CESthe updated two-in-one gets a premium redesign and improved pen functionality. Automatically send old files to OneDrive PC space saver: All tuinkpad posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

The system lasted 3 hours and 34 minutes under BatteryMark 4. I found the performance on the X31 very snappy. The antennas on the X31 are very receptive, I get great signal no matter where I tjinkpad.

IBM ThinkPad X31 Review (pics, specs)

Support calls after the warranty expires will cost you, but three years is a long time for free phone calls in the thinmpad. Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office suites.

It is small yet powerful, something hard to find these days in ultra portables. Please review our terms of service to complete your newsletter subscription. I browsed the forums and many ThinkPad owners thought that the X31 was more iibm. Microsoft unveils its new Office app for Windows 10 The app will act as a hub for all your Microsoft Office needs.

IBM ThinkPad X31 Review (pics, specs)

With the dock, the X31 can actually have three batteries installed at the same time: You could completely disassemble the laptop with the instructions provided, I kid you not. As mentioned in the previous section I believe that the build quality of the X31 is its main strength.


Mainstream application performance, as measured by Business Winstoneis adequate but by no means impressive — the X31’s score of 43 is actually beaten by the 1. My unit did not have any wireless card installed, only the antennas, I installed the Intel Pro Wireless and am quite satisfied with it. As far as I can tell the backlighting on the LCD is fine, no leaks or anything of the sort.

It felt too flimsy for me, there were many squeaks and I just did not feel confident with it in my hands. You can probably tell I am not a fan of these. Battery Another plus for the X13 over ibj X40, the battery is a 6 cell lithium ion. Of course there is a bios hack floating around on the web that defeats it but it will also disable the wireless light on the laptop.

Overall, it is on par with a 2. The ThinkPad X31 makes a desirable package for someone who travels a lot and relies on long-running batteries. You may unsubscribe from these newsletters at any time.