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Lenovo ThinkPad X1: Thin, Sturdy, and Fast…Until the Battery Dies

At a Glance

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At a Glance

If the battery lasted a couple of hours longer, this would be the must-have business traveler's laptop.

Price when rated: 1304

Pros

  • Very solid construction
  • Thin and relatively light

Cons

  • poor battery life
  • glossy screen
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Damaged Lithium Ion battery explodes

Sep 17, 2014 12:00 AM

Japan's National Institute for Technology and Evaluation (NITE) tested a Lithium Ion battery about the size of one used in a cellphone. It was struck with a hammer then left on a work bench, unconnected from any apparatus. The result was explosive.

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