It seems quite convenient that just days after the launch
of the MacBook Air that a new lightweight notebook from Lenovo finds itself
leaked onto the web. We're not ones to sweep such items under the rug, so
here's the skinny on Lenovo's latest and greatest.
According to Gizmodo,
the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 uses a Merom-based
2.0GHz "Dual Core Hybrid LV" processor with a 12W thermal envelope.
The hybrid nature of the processor could mean that it is related to the special processor that
Apple worked with Intel to develop for the MacBook Air.
The ThinkPad X300 features a 13.3", 1440x900 LED
backlit display, two DIMM slots for a maximum of 4GB of DDR2 memory,
fingerprint reader, touchpad and trackpoint inputs, webcam, and a full-size
When it comes to connectivity, Lenovo throws in everything
but the kitchen sink. Physical connections include three USB 2.0 ports, three
internal PCI-E slots and GbE. Lenovo covers the entire wireless spectrum with Bluetooth,
802.11n, Verizon EV-DO Rev A, Cingular HSDPA and WiMAX options.
Surprisingly, Lenovo lists just one internal storage option
for the ThinkPad X300: a 64GB solid state disk (SSD). There is no mention of a
HDD, but surely there will be one available, otherwise the X300 will start off
as an extremely expensive notebook. For those looking for optical storage,
Lenovo hasn't forgotten about you and they do in fact include a DVD burner
Most importantly, Lenovo managed to pack all of these
features into a 12.5" x 9" x 0.73" - 0.92" frame that
weighs 2.5 pounds. The 2.5 pound weight is likely calculated with a 3-cell
battery. Lenovo lists an upper limit of 3.17 pounds which probably takes into
account a 6-cell or 9-cell battery.
We don't have any information with regards to pricing or availability, but stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
quote: Where do you backup your stuff? Tape drive?
quote: (to me optical media today is what the floppy was to me 7 years ago, i.e. dead)
quote: They should've left out the DVD burner though (to me optical media today is what the floppy was to me 7 years ago, i.e. dead), but that's just my personal opinion...
quote: I don't even know why I even try to address the Windows zealots. I guess I just feel that you guys are talking smack you don't know crap about. I guess that's why.
quote: More beautiful things are worth more, that's just life. If a girl was equally nice to another girl and was prettier, she'd be more desirable. Some for men, houses, cars, all the way down to mechanical pencils and a can of corn. It's a fact of life, open your eyes already.
quote: intel didn't do its homework
quote: Isn't that from like (at least) 10 years ago?
quote: who the f*** uses those old mini trackball things
quote: It seems quite convenient that just days after the launch of the MacBook Air that a new lightweight notebook from Lenovo finds itself leaked onto the web.
quote: If the Macbook is the hot blonde then this laptop is the plain girl with the buck teeth, eye-patch and acne