1. You may have noticed things look a little different around here - we've switched to a new platform (XenForo) and have some new forum styles and features. This how-to guide will help you find your way around. If you find anything that looks strange, post it in this thread.

Comparison between x200s and x201

Discussion in 'Lenovo' started by jor, Mar 2, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jor

    jor Notebook Evangelist

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    some comparison pictures of x200s with high resolution screen and x201.

    Not much difference in weight or thickness. Really like the lid design on x200s more.
     

    Attached Files:

  2. NeeGo

    NeeGo Notebook Consultant

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2009
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Very nice jor! Any reason why you picked up the X201 (assuming you got this second)? And when will you be using the X201 now vs X200s? This is actually my first time seeing the X200s' high resolution screen and it's even better that you have an X201 right next to it for comparison purposes. Rep for that!
     
  3. jor

    jor Notebook Evangelist

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    I paid about the same price for both. x200s is a refurb though.

    in my case

    x200s - sl9400, 2gb, 160gb 5400rpm, 6cell,fingerprint reader
    x201 - i5-480, 4gb, 500gb 7200rpm, 9cell

    x201 is not much heavier or thicker, with the same battery ( i bought a spare 6 cell).

    maybe more 'future proof'. x200s is running vista, kind of slow.

    the screen on x200s is not as good as i thought. not evenly lit. bad viewing angle. the font size is kind of too small for me.

    anyways... i've decided. so don't try to change my mind. it's really hard to pick one.
     
  4. noobpad

    noobpad Notebook Consultant

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2011
    Messages:
    116
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Nice nice~

    it really doesnt seem to be much difference.

    do u have the LED backlit screens? screen may be their most noticible feature (other than processor). can you do some comparison of a really high res images or movies and see if it makes much difference, or the maximum res setting how small are the desktop icons when compared etc
     
  5. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Messages:
    8,097
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    I bought a secondhand x200s but the LCD was cracked so had to return this to the seller.
     
  6. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    10,509
    Likes Received:
    918
    Trophy Points:
    531
    Location:
    Rockville, MD
    Why not upgrade the x200s to Windows 7, the driver model is near identical to Vista. The x201 is more "futureproof" but the x200 should have no issues tackling office work.
     
  7. jor

    jor Notebook Evangelist

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    x200s is LED lit.

    I already boxed it up for return... sorry

    really, 1280x800 looks better on this computer, at least to me

    the screen is working as well as i expect for what i am doing. and that was the only reason i'd pick the x200s
     
  8. vēer

    vēer Notebook Deity

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Oh, I see you already posted this, nice!
    Rep up ;)!
    BTW, could you please post higher-res pictures of screen comparison?
     
  9. Kaso

    Kaso Notebook Virtuoso

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    3,547
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    116
    vēer, the X200s is back in the box, ready to be shipped back! :D

    jor can now enjoy using the X201.
     
  10. vēer

    vēer Notebook Deity

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2009
    Messages:
    906
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Ah, I see, but looks like the difference in pictures doesnt seem so big, tho in real life it could be too dense unless fonts get boosted.
    Jor, enjoy your jor!
     
  11. jor

    jor Notebook Evangelist

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Haha. You guys are funny.
     
  12. Thaenatos

    Thaenatos Zero Cool

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5,297
    Likes Received:
    63
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Location:
    In Union station hacking the Gibson
    I REALLY wanted that x200s too... I hope I actually see it on the outlet. If you change your mind and want to trade it for one of my machines let me know :D
     
  13. jor

    jor Notebook Evangelist

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    I am sure they will put it back on there.

    You rig looks nice. But I have enough computers already!
     
  14. Smellycant

    Smellycant Notebook Consultant

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2011
    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    which one felt more solid in construction
     
  15. Thaenatos

    Thaenatos Zero Cool

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5,297
    Likes Received:
    63
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Location:
    In Union station hacking the Gibson
    I have too many as well but the x200s is just too nice to pass on.
     
  16. jor

    jor Notebook Evangelist

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    definite the x200s. it's is better built. I really like the lid on the x200s, the one piece design.

    Do you guys know why they changed it on x200 and x201?

    ... no. get a macbook air, man. that thing is sleek...
     
  17. lead_org

    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Messages:
    8,097
    Likes Received:
    116
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Location:
    Melbourne Australia
    I have seen a X200s with a two piece casing design. I think the casing design depends on the screen resolution you select. The one piece design is the CFRP lid, while the two piece design is the magnesium alloy lid.
     
  18. Thaenatos

    Thaenatos Zero Cool

    Joined:
    May 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5,297
    Likes Received:
    63
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Location:
    In Union station hacking the Gibson
    Cant stand the chicklet keyboard and I need more battery life then it can provide. Now if it didnt have a chicklet and got better battery life Id consider it. Plus no trackpoint. :p
     
  19. jor

    jor Notebook Evangelist

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    don't know why they changed it. old pads have magnesium alloy lid with one piece design.
     
  20. jor

    jor Notebook Evangelist

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    5 hours is not bad.

    i love macbook air. just wish they are cheaper.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page