As a minor follow up to my previous review of Lenovo’s x230t tablet PC, I’ll be discussing the effects of using a dual channel memory configuration with integrated graphics. While the benefits should be apparent to some degree for all integrated GPU’s, this article will focus specifically on Intel’s newest Ivy Bridge graphics unit called the HD4000.
The ThinkPad branding is one that has a strong reputation with respect to reliability and durability. The Lenovo x230t comes from this family in a convertible form factor. This is nothing new as convertible tablet PC’s have been around for quite a while. Unfortunately, they haven’t gained much sales traction outside of niche markets like certain small medical, business and education fields or self-proclaimed geeks, like me!
The reputation for reliability and form factor are two of the many reasons I chose to purchase this laptop as my last two laptops failed prematurely with little use. Since I’m also headed back to college, I thought it might be nice to use the tablet functionality for taking notes in MS OneNote. And lets not forget, the final version of Windows 8 will be released this October, so having a touchscreen to use with the metro interface is also a nice bonus.