Laptops are never going to be as good as a desktop PC. It is a trade off: top quality or portability. The difference is extremely noticeable with this laptop. It is much slower than a desktop and if you have too many programs open at any one time it becomes incredibly slow for this day and age. I am not sure who would actually by this product. It is too plain and 'boring' for the teenage market, it does not have a huge memory so is not suitable for those who want to use a laptop as a 'media centre', storing films and music on it and it is too low spec for those who want to use it as an alternative to a desktop PC (the technical details can be seen on the tab on this page).
I guess business users would like the product. It is all black and seems very serious. It can be used for document publishing on the train and to browse the internet - wireless browsing is easy. It is more of a notepad than a 'thinkpad' as IBM suggest. It is almost ideally suited to be a second laptop, but who would need one. The best use for it is just using it as an expensive internet browser and portable DVD player that only has two and a half hours battery life when in full use (ie watching a film with sound). However, there are definitely better alternatives. Most mobile phones now have internet browsing and can play films, almost making this laptop redundant. I would save a bit more cash (another 100 to 200 quid) and invest in something with a bigger hard drive, bigger RAM and graphics so that you can get more use out of it.
The ThinkPad X32 notebooks are ideal for small and medium businesses. The slim, feature-rich notebook packs outstanding battery life and performance in a small package. These models feature a TFT display and options that include additional memory, port replication, and docking. The titanium composite cover helps protect your investment.