I was planning on purchasing a Thinkpad x220 for university earlier this year, but now the x230 has been released of course I'm now planning on buying that. (before I begin I'd like to state I'm not a thinkpad purist by any stretch, but I've done my research and concluded that the "consumer" laptops such as ultrabooks and things are just not good enough - they're either too big, or not powerful enough and the thinkpad X series appears to have an excellent blend of the two.)
Now, when looking at the X220 and the X220T, I concluded that the X220T was not worth the cool swivelly tablet thing for these reasons:
- Battery life shorter than X220, even with the same battery installed.
- Costed more.
- Weighed more than the normal X220.
- Didn't have any USB3 ports.
There are probably other reasons (I couldn't remember whether the X220T didn't have a thinklight or not, so I left that one out). I was also told that if I wasn't going to do a lot of drawing, the X220 would be perfectly fine. I could also make my mind up from comparing various reviews of the two products.
However, now that the X230 and the X230T have come out, I'm faced with the same dilemma again but it's a bit more difficult: since there are plenty of reviews for the X230, and pretty much none for the X230T, it's harder for me to decide which one would be best for me. There is one review
of the X230T but the reviewer isn't very good - nevertheless it still says the touch detection is very inaccurate, which worries me. If I were to get a X230T it would ideally replace notebooks allowing me to have less to carry, plus I could use it to show PDFs of past exam papers without the at-that-time-unneeded keyboard part getting in the way of my exercise book, etc. but inaccurate touch detection would mean my handwriting on the device would suck and I would keep missing buttons and things, pretty much completely defeating the object of having one.
So my question is this... which one should I get? How do they compare? Is the x230T still heavier, more expensive and less battery life than the x230?