Lenovo Canada are offering ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC buyers a newly-expanded range of processor options, more than twice as many as US buyers can configure their touchscreen ultraportables with. The Canadian X200 gets not only a choice of the original SU9300 1.20GHz and SL9400 1.86GHz CPUs as the US model, but up to a 2.13GHz Core 2 Duo SL9600 low-voltage chip.
According to a leak, Lenovo is apparently working on a new ThinkPad X200 that features a CULV processor. While this rumor is not confirmed, it would make sense since Lenovo has themselves admitted they are thinking about creating a CULV ThinkPad in the future, though they did not commit to a timeframe.
The ThinkPad X200 models currently feature a SL-series Core 2 Duo processor. This has made the price go up considerably, but with a 1.2GHz Celeron M chip, the cost would decrease, as would the voltage use. The new system would also have a 160GB hard drive and 2GB of memory.
Pricing is not known, nor is a release date. It may not even come to pass. We'll just have to wait and see. But it would make sense in this economy for Lenovo to be looking to drop their price point a bit....
Lenovo's X200s, announced at the same time as the X200t Tablet PC, aims to take the ethos of the company's standard X200 ultraportable and instill some stamina into it. By switching out the standard CPU for a low-voltage processor, using an LED backlight for the display and strapping in a 9-cell battery, Lenovo claim 13.2hrs continuous runtime; Laptop Mag have have it on the bench, and under normal conditions it coasted to 10hrs 43 minutes.
Lenovo's X200t has only been official since Thursday last week, but the reviews are already beginning to wade in. Laptop Mag have put the $2,300 convertible notebook through its paces, and like just about every ThinkPad review in existence, the keyboard and general durability are both praised. Meanwhile, over at GottaBeMobile, they've lined up the X200t against a key rival: HP's 2730p Tablet PC, announced back in August.
Lenovo has finally delivered on the ThinkPad X200t Tablet PC, after months of speculation and rumor. It's also brought along a friend, in the shape of the X200s, a lightweight business version of the existing ThinkPad X200. CPU options range from a 1.2GHz SU9300 Core 2 Duo up to a 1.86GHz SL9400, while up to 4GB of RAM can be specified together with a 128GB Samsung SSD. Connectivity options include WWAN, WiMAX and UWB, together with GPS
Lenovo's upcoming ThinkPad X200t, the Tablet PC version of the ThinkPad X200 ultraportable, has shown up on the FCC website. Although the report is merely certifying the notebook, not testing it - and as such lacks any of the low-res photos we've come to love the FCC for - it does confirm that the Tablet PC is in the pipeline and that it will have integrated UWB.
We had the opportunity to spends some hands-on time with Lenovo's ThinkPad X200 recently, the company's latest ultraportable and the smallest of the X-series notebooks. With a 12.1-inch, 1280 x 800 WXGA display and choice of 2.26GHz (P8400) or 2.4GHz (P8600) Intel Core 2 Duo processors, the X200 is just 0.8-inches thick. It's also being compared by many buyers to the ThinkPad X300, reviewed back in April - that machine starts at $2,268, compared to the X200's $1,385 - which is slightly thinner but, thanks to its optical drive, is actually a little bit heavier than the X200.
We've pretty much known that Lenovo are planning a Tablet PC version of their new X200 series ever since mention of the touchscreen ultraportable was made in a leaked company presentation, but up until now the specs have remained a mystery. A new page on the Hong Kong Baptist University website, however, claims to have the hardware details for the X200t: a 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 1GB of RAM (with a maximum 4GB supported), a 160GB SATA hard-drive and 12.1-inch 1280 x 800 display.
The road is clear for Lenovo's X200 ultraportable now that Intel have officially announced the Centrino 2 platform, and Crave is one of the first to get the 12.1-inch widescreen notebook in to review. Right now we'll have to be sated with some first-impressions and comparisons with previous Lenovo laptops, but there's enough promise to keep X200 pre-order customers keen.
Lenovo have announced two new ThinkPads, each with multitouch-capable touchscreens. The ThinkPad T400s and ThinkPad X200 Tablet can recognize four and two finger touches respectively, and come with Lenovo's new SimpleTap control panel that offers chunky, fingertip access to volume, system settings, applications and bookmarks.