Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Laptop

We are an award-winning supplier of Lenovo products – and we carry a whole lot of them in our $40 million laptop rental inventory. Whether you need laptops, desktop computers or tablets, the chances are that we’ve got what you need – in spades.

So it goes without saying that we absolutely love Lenovo.

But we’re not the only ones.

According to a glowing review featured on The Guardian, the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 laptop makes for a graceful and undramatic computing life.

Cory Doctorow, the writer in question, is something of a Lenovo loyalist. The particular X220 is actually the third of the X-series lined that he has owned, and he had something of a positive review. “[This] is shaping up to be everything I expected from the line and more: it is slim, 2.5cm (1in), configured with its smallest battery and very light – 1.5kg (3lbs 4oz) or so; size up to the biggest battery and you get eight or nine hours of work at a mere 1.8kg; snap on the ‘Slice’ battery, which snugly fits underneath the machine, fattening it up to 4cm, and the weight goes to 2.5 kg – but the Slice delivers about 24 hours of continuous operation without plugging in.”

With 8GB of RAM and a 64-bit, 2.7GHz Sandy Bridge processor, the X220 is a great example of why we like doing business with Lenovo.

But it has one more Ace up its sleeve. It’s an ideal platform for running Ubuntu on, which is exactly what Mr. Doctorow does with his particular unit. Ubuntu, for those that might not know, is a Debian-derived Linux distribution that appeals to the nerd sector. It is a no-nonsense, direct-approach operating system (OS) appealing to those with a more refined palette – because it has some unique features (that I will not elaborate upon here).

Personally, I’ve never used Ubuntu, but I can attest to its versions having really cool names, such as Maverick Meerkat, Natty Narwhal, Lucid Lynx, Hardy Heron and Dapper Drake.

And while Doctorow may own, and not rent, his X220, I’m sure he would approve of our massive Lenovo stockpile.