Lenovo X200  (Source: Lenovo)
The X200 convertible laptop also has a sunlight readable screen option

Lenovo has announced new multi-touch tablet notebooks today called the ThinkPad x200 Tablet PC and the ThinkPad T400s laptop. The X200 also has a new option for a super bright optional screen that can be viewed in the sun. The X200 tablet is aimed at those who work in education and the medical fields and the new updates allow the users to control the machine using gestures like pinching, zoom, tapping, and flicking rather than using a mouse.

The Lenovo T400s laptop is for pros in engineering and design settings and has an optional multitouch screen that replaces the mouse and lets the designers move objects on screen using fingers. The firmware of both laptops is optimized to handle slightly imprecise taps on the screen like when closing a window to navigating to the Start menu.

The screens on both notebooks also have a fingerprint resistant coating to help keep smudges at bay and the screen clean. Battery life for the machines is claimed to be up to nine hours. The X200 can be fitted with Intel Centrino Pro processors and Intel Core 2 Duo Low Voltage processors. The system supports up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM and has available Intel Turbo Memory.

The X200 uses 2.5-inch hard drives including 5400 rpm 320GB units and 500GB 7200rpm units. Among the options for the system is an UltraBase that adds an optical drive to the machine. The new X200 with multitouch will start at $1,654 and the T400S multitouch starts at $1,999.

Both of the multitouch screen systems also feature SimpleTap that allows the user to double top anywhere on the screen to launch an app. A grid of square tiles can be opened to allow the user to control aspects of the machines like turning Wi-Fi on and off. Users can also create their own tiles for quickly accessing websites and applicators.

In August Lenovo debuted a new nettop computer called the Q100 along with the D400 home server.

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