Lenovo ThinkPad X1
Laptops in Lenovo’s venerable ThinkPad line (a carry
over from the IBM days) have always been known
as highly functional if somewhat stodgy affairs.
Designed primarily for the on-the-go businessperson,
a ThinkPad has been as de rigueur in business travel
as a Burberry trench coat and a gin and tonic.
While users of the new ThinkPad X1 may still
have a penchant for gin and tonics, this slim and
stylish laptop is definitely not aimed at the trench
coat set. (Unless they’re, perhaps, wearing leather
Measuring less than 17mm thick and packed with
powerful features such as the second generation of the
Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors, this 13-inch laptop
may make photographers overlook their beloved
Apple notebook computers and give Lenovo a chance.
Along with being thin and light ( 3. 7 pounds)
the ThinkPad X1 is sturdy thanks to its interior roll
cage and magnesium chassis. The screen is made from extra durable Corning Gorilla Glass, which is super rigid and
scratch resistant. We also really appreciated the X1’s RapidCharge battery technology that juices up to 80 percent in
only 30 minutes. RapidCharge’s fast changing cells don’t mean the battery lacks longevity: it’s rated at 1,000 cycles
and is designed to last three years.
ThinkPad’s keyboards are renowned for their simplicity and their usability and the X1 continues that tradition.
The X1’s keyboard has been slightly revamped to make it simpler while
maintaining its storied ergonomics. It also has an optional backlight
and, as with ThinkPad keyboards in the past, is spill resistant.
And for showing off your photos and videos, the X1 has a super bright
(350 NIT) high-definition screen and Dolby Home Theater v4 sound.
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Cost: $1,399 (base price)
Further information: www.lenovo.com
Munitio’s [M] BLK:
Whether you’re editing an audio clip,
grooving to your iPod on your way to your
next assignment or just trying to drown
out the crazies on the subway, having
a good set of earphones with you is a
necessity in modern life. Yes, there are
lots of options to choose from out there
but we really like Munitio’s [M] Black:
Nine Millimeter Earphones. (Though we’re
not wild about the name.)
Built from a solid piece of high-density copper alloy that’s coated in Titanium for a distinct look and a comfortable fit, these earbud-style
earphones have neodymium 9mm speaker drivers that provide great sound. Rock tracks from our iPhone though
the [M] Black: Nine Millimeter Earphones had thumping bass and a decent mid to high range without clipping,
for a crisp overall sound.
Along with offering good listening skills, these all-black Munitio buds are great for making and taking phone calls
thanks to its noise suppressor [M]ic Control technology, which lets
you hear and speak clearly during hands-free calls. While we like the
fetching, bullet-like “tactical” design of these buds, our only concern
is getting them through airport security. Hopefully, that won’t be a
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