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Thinkpad X200 Tablet

updated 2021-10-14

General resources


Some models have the camera, some don't. Camera kits are available on-line for the X200T for around US$15 or so.

SATA drive

As far as I know, any 2.5" SATA laptop-sized drive will work.

To replace the drive, locate the drive cover between the stylus holder and RJ-11 modem port on the right side of the laptop. Unscrew the screw holding in the cover, to which the hard drive icon on the bottom of the laptop under the stylus holder is pointing. Lift out the cover and there the drive will be exposed.

Hard drive caddy

Most of the eBay listings for X200Ts don't have hard drive covers or caddies. You will want a caddy because it makes it much easier to get a drive out, and because it spaces out the drive in the space provided and provides some (minimal) amount of shock protection. This is especially good for hard disks as you don't want those moving around in your laptop chassis, even if there's no risk of them being disconnected.

In a pinch you can use cardboard to space out a drive. I made out okay using folded cardstock given that my X200T was going nowhere except my desk. You should not do this for long periods, not really because there's some risk that increases as time wears on but just because in general it's stupid.

The same rubber rails that go around the hard drive, and the same metal thing that you screw onto the drive that has the black ribbon attached used to pull the drive out, are used for the X200, X200S, X201T, X201, X201S, X201T, T420, T420S, T430, and T430S, as far as I know. Rubber rails for the X220T did not work, nor did the bay cover for the X220T work for the X200T.


RealBlackStuff says the X200T is compatible with DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) and DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600).

My ThinkPad X200T (type 7449-43U) came with 2x2GB DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM (PC3-8500) from Elpida as the OEM provided. It's a Core2 Duo SL9600 model and Intel's datasheet doesn't show any maximum memory for the processor.

Rumor is the X200T can take 2x4GB DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) or possibly DDR3-1333 (PC3-10600). I ordered a Corsair 2x4GB DDR3-1066 (PC3-8500) set. I probably got bad modules as they're a bit finnicky, but I've managed to get 6GB reported in the BIOS so far by mixing them with OEM memory.

Apparently for technical reasons the X200T must take 2Rx8 memory; two ranks of eight chips, and for 8GB memory, 256MB per chip (divide 8192MB by 2 modules * 2 ranks * 8 chips).

I got in touch with eBay seller woosterpsu who was auctioning off an X200T to benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation with 8GB RAM installed and reported in the BIOS. The seller sent me an image of the installed memory: a Hynix 4GB 2Rx8 PC3-10600S and a Dell P/N SNPX830DC/4G, both scavenged from other laptops. These are confirmed working in a Core2 Duo L9400 X200T.


The X200T originally came with a single-button stylus with a gray "eraser". I found some single-button stylus from eBay, with a red "eraser", and that worked too. I have a two-button stylus that came with another X200T but it's as of yet untested. Do not try to insert two-button Thinkpad styluses into the stylus holder of the X200T as they'll become stuck in there because of how the buttons are shaped. I have an X200T with a two-button stylus wedged in by the former owner but don't yet know how to get it out.