New Toy Alert: ThinkPad X300

Playing around with a new gadget is the best way to beat the Monday Madness and avoid doing any real work. Thanks to the fine folks at Lenovo, I’ve spent the entire morning mucking around with a ThinkPad X300, the thin, light laptop that’s seen as a competitor to the Macbook Air. A head-to-head comparison is a tad tough, however, as this is an SSD model, while my Macbook Air is an HD model.

On a superficial level, the Macbook Air is just a beautiful machine. The ThinkPad x300, on the other hand, has the all-familiar (stodgy yet solid) feel. A detailed review will follow later, but for now, all I can say is I’m glad it’s running Windows XP and not Vista. If you have any specific questions for me, leave a note in the comments. And if you can’t wait for the full review, I suggest you check out Walt Mossberg’s review. He likes it.