I just did a clean install of Win 7 Ultimate to my ThinkPad X301. Windows seems to have drivers available for most of the system devices, if not all of them.
If I choose not to install the Lenovo ThinkVantage updater and the array of software available directly from Lenovo, what exactly will I be missing? Are the drivers available from Microsoft not quite as good in some respects?
For example, will Windows 7 built-in power management be just as good?
I'm actually inclined to think that the Microsoft stuff might be better than Lenovo's "improvements," but I'm curious if anyone has enough detailed knowledge to explain the pros/cons of using Lenovo's software.
Another way of phrasing the question might be:
Which of Lenovo's drivers and/or applications should I install for a clear-cut improvement over what's available from Microsoft via Windows Update?