Today I got my Thinkpad X1 and immediately installed Ubuntu 11.04. So far it feels like a really nice laptop. The keyboard is perfect, it’s light and having a trackpoint is a nice bonus. On the downside the fan is a bit loud and the screen very glossy. The Ctrl key is in the wrong place (Fn is at the very left), but this can be changed in BIOS.
It’s always interesting to see what works and what does not, so heres a list of things that works right away and things that needs some work:
Things that works right away
- Backlight adjustment
- Keyboard backlight
- Trackpad and Trackpoint
- Memory card reader
- Two finger scrolling and side scrolling on trackpad
- External Monitors (but only one external and the internal)
Stuff that needs some work
Linux support is over all very good and most things works right away.