There was a huge applause when Steve Jobs pulled out a MBA ( Mac Book Air ) from a manila folder. It was all about slimness and here is Lenovo’s X300 , ready to be announced on Feb 26th 2008 and first to give MBA a direct competitor. So who will win ??
If you dig deep inside , you will find Lenovo X300 outperform MBA in most of the spec. For example : presence of built-in DVD drive , replaceable battery , 3 USB ports and ethernet networking jack and also an option of Windows XP or Vista.
The opinion is given that the two product wont actually compete with each other as Lenovo is pitching the ThinkPad at the enterprise market and Apple’s MacBook Air is more consumer-oriented. But I wonder, then why Lenovo’s manufacturing was done with so much of hurry !!
If you ask me , I will surely chose Mac Book Air over Lenovo’s X300. MBA uses the hyped technology of today , the multitouch trackpad and above all “Apple Factor” which itself makes it special, over the kinda ugly looking X300??
If you look at the following image , you will find in how much hurry the manufacture of X300 was started and completed after the launch of Apple MBA.
So which according to you is better ??
All image source : business week’s story on building a perfect laptop