Lenovo rolled out its ThinkPad X60 Tablet PC
back in November to complement its existing ThinkPad X60 notebook. The 3.8
pound, Core 2 Duo-based Tablet PC comes with a 12.1" screen which can be
had in resolutions of XGA (1024x768) or SXGA+ (1400x1050).
Now that Intel's Santa
Rosa platform has
been officially announced, Lenovo has begun to slowly transition its
product lines to the latest technology. The company has already made the T60 to T61 transition
as well as the R60
to R61 switch. Next is the Santa Rosa
follow-up to the X60 and X60 Tablet.
The X61 and X61 Tablet PC retain the same chassis as their
X60 and X60 Tablet PC predecessors along with the XGA and SXGA+ screen
resolutions. The switch to Santa Rosa
brings 800MHz FSB Core 2 Duo processors, the Intel GM965 Express Chipset, GMA X3100 integrated
graphics chipset and Intel
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN network adapter.
According to Notebook Review,
the X61 will also have the option of up to 1GB of Intel Turbo Memory.
Although Intel has been touting Turbo Memory as being beneficial to notebook
performance, recent testing has shown that performance
Expect pricing to stay close to the current X60 and X60
Tablet PCs which start at $1,251.75 and $1,495.50 respectively. The new
notebooks will be available in June.
quote: I do agree, however, that you can't get too carried away with resolution away on a 12" screen. But people thinking about things the way I do would never consider such a small screen, except maybe just as an e-mail only ultra-portable.