hey guys..... i was just noticing the may issue of laptop and they reviewed the m5n from proportable on page 160 and the ibm x40 on page 159. The x40 got 5 stars and the m5n got 3 stars: see the m5 review here: http://proportable.g2.cc/m5n_review.jpg
Anyway, if someone can scan or just pick up the may issue.. you'll see the ibm shouldn't have gotten 5 stars.... because the next page, page 161 shows the head to head numbers and they go like this:
The m5 beat the x40 in every situation except for one that I think is a HUGE mismark..
That means the m5 gets 40 minutes worse battery life with wifi on..... thats bull.... the m6 gets like 10 minutes less MAX.... same configuration, doesn't make sense.
Other than that, the look of the x40 is crap, it's slightly cheaper than the m5, but the m5 has an internal combo drive and the IBM doesn't even give you an external one.... The x40 is more identially compared to the s5n, but it's virtually the same as the m5n, minus the drive... the only difference is that you get an external drive with the s5 and not a damn thing with the x40.
Oh, that and the 8 cell battery is $200 where it's only $100 and change from proportable for the m5 or s5........ ibm is a crock of junk