Feeds

Skinny ThinkPad X300 gains Centrino 2 tech

DisplayPort added too

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Lenovo has revised its ultra-skinny ThinkPad X300 notebook for the Centrino 2 age, revamping the machine's spec and renaming it the X301.

The new model comes with a choice of one of Intel's latest 45nm ultra-low voltage Core 2 Duo processors clocked at 1.2GHz and 1.4GHz. Both have 6MB of L2 cache and sit on a 1066MHz frontside bus.

Lenovo ThinkPad X300

Lenovo's ThinkPad X301: now with Centrino 2

They also come with up to 2GB of DDR 3 memory, and 128GB of solid-state storage. The laptop's display is a 13.3in, 1440 x 900 panel driven by the graphics core integrated into Intel's GM45 chipset.

Well connected, the X301 comes with the usual Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and versions will be able to be bought with a variety of mobile broadband technologies built in. They'll come with on-board GPS too.

Lenovo also promised WiMAX versions later in the year, though almost certainly only in the US.

Other enhancements include the addition of a DisplayPort monitor connector - the X300 had no external monitor port.

The X301 family goes on sale next week. Prices start at $2599. There's no word yet on UK availability and pricing.

Related Reviews
Lenovo ThinkPad X300 sub-notebook
Toshiba Portégé R500 slimline laptop
Apple MacBook Air

Application security programs and practises

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.