Thinkpad x200

I bought one of these years ago, and sold it off again a while later when i bought a $file x200s at the 31c3 (see there for more).


  • Lenovo ThinkPad x200
    • System
      • Intel Core2 Duo P8600, 2.4GHz 25W
      • 2x2048MB PC3-8500
        • up to 8GB usually work (but not supported)
      • Super Talent TeraDrive CT2 54GB SSD
        • comes with various SSD or HDD
      • Intel GMA X4500HD
        • acceleration $file, 3D $file
          • a patched driver is needed for mp4 video acceleration
    • I/O
      • 12" matte (1280x800) CCFL display
        • brightness $file
        • The CCFL had a feint whine on lower brightness
        • the colours are pretty poor
      • Wi-Fi $file, Bluetooth $file, (killswitch $file)
      • Gigabit Ethernet $file, Modem $file
      • 3 USB 2.0 $file
      • Headphone $file, Mic $file, VGA $file, Express Card $file
      • Dock $file
        • hot pluggable (dock, button and bay events via udev)
        • drive bay, speaker, two video ports, network, usb
      • Card reader $file
      • Camera $file
    • Power
      • cpufreq via intel_acpi, PHC $file
      • S2R $file, S2D $file
      • Various Batteries (4, 6, 8 and 9 cells) available
        • easily and cheap available on ebay
        • battery management works with tp_smapi
      • overall power consumption is around 10W
      • ACPI events $file, keys $file (via ibm_acpi module)
        • except for the mute button, i could not get it to work
      • Very silent, runs around 4h with the big battery (but mine was old, about 60% remaining capacity)
        • Fan speed can be controlled via /proc (needs ibm_acpi module)


Sold after buying its successor, the $file x200s.
total: 1004.65ms (include: 0.74, request: 335.36, trace: 233.49, init: 1.2, load: 0.01, parse: 431.71, menu: 1.07, template: 1.03, minify: 0.04)