Lenovo ThinkPad X100e Ultraportable Review

Futuremark PCMark Vantage

We ran the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e through Futuremark’s latest system performance metric, PCMark Vantage. This benchmark suite creates a host of different usage scenarios to simulate different types of workloads including High Definition TV and movie playback and manipulation, gaming, image editing and manipulation, music compression, communications, and productivity. We like the fact that most of the tests are multi-threaded as well, in order to exploit the additional resources offered by multi-core processors.

Overall, Lenovo's ThinkPad X100e bested every other similar machine here save for the Eee PC 1201N, which is definitely at an advantage with that NVIDIA Ion GPU under the hood. This certainly isn't a bad showing given the integrated GPU; AMD's Athlon Neo CPU deserves a lot of credit for powering through these benchmarks, and for a machine that's priced with an MSRP of under $600 (as our machine was spec'ed), we can't really complain. Best of all, we consistently felt that the machine performed well in real-world use. The full PCMark score is below:

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