Lenovo intros ThinkPad X201 series
Standard, skinny and tablet models
Lenovo has introduced what it claims is not only the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad yet, but also the fastest ultraportable around.
The X201 is a 12.1in model and packs in a "normal Volt" Core i7 processor, the 2.66GHz i7-620M, Lenovo said. You can also opt for a Core i5 CPU, if you want a cheaper option.
CULV-less: Lenovo's X201s has full-voltage Core i7 on board
The company also claimed the machine delivers a 11-hour plus battery life, though that's with an optional nine-cell battery - the standard model comes with a four-cell power pack.
A slightly thinner and lighter variant, the X201s, weighs in at 1.14kg and gets an extra hour out of that optional nine-cell battery - and presumably more from the standard one too. It's also built out of carbon fibre.
Lenovo is also preparing a tablet version, the X201t, which sports a capacitive multitouch display
X201 tablet: multi-touch screen for pen or fingers
The ThinkPad X201, X201s, X201 tablet go on sale next month with prices starting at approximately £849, £1099 and £1149, respectively. ®
Your comment comes from someone who sees the laptop as a fashion Icon and not as a reliable tool.
Apple fanboys eat your hearts out.
The Lenovo X series has been the best available portable for some time now lightweight, low power consumption and real processing power. Its comparable with a high end desk top for most tasks and runs cpu-eaters like eclipse with no problems at all.
The apple thin thing may look kooler if you prefer white to black and they are marginally thinner but they are s l o w.
I love the Thinkpad X series
I've had two X-series notebooks now - X24 and my current X40 - both second-hand, but absolutely brilliant machines. Thin, light, and with a proper keyboard. Also, no stupid mousepad to get in the way. I can't wait until these new ones find their way onto the second-hand market!!
I love playing with the red Centrally Located Interface Tool, I wish I had one.
Ditto about the red rot thing. The blue Enter key looks Fisher Price, too. Anyone who disagrees should be shot with a shovel