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 ThinkPad W700 caused a few double-takes when it launched, with a 5.1 x 3.2-inch Wacom digitizer built into the palm-rest, integrated color calibrator for the 17-inch 1920 x 1200 display and a range of available processors that easily let you throw away your desktop workstation. Laptop Mag have had the W700 in for testing, in the shape of a 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T9600 model priced at over $3,800, and have come up with the conclusion you might expect: it's good, but it's niche.
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
The first live photo of Lenovo's ThinkPad X200t Tablet PC has appeared, not long after the existence of the ultraportable itself was confirmed by the FCC. Looking unsurprisingly similar to the ThinkPad X61t it replaces, the convertible notebook has a pen-enabled touchscreen and seems to continue the traditional "built like a tank" design ethos.
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.
Lenovo have announced an update to their ThinkPad X300, adding a so-far unreleased Intel Core 2 Duo ULV processor and two new SSD options. The ThinkPad X301 will be available with Intel's 1.2GHz U9300 and 1.4GHz U9400 CPUs, both having 6MB L2 cache and 1066MHz FSB, while the X300's 64GB SSD is replaced by either an 80GB or 128GB version.
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.
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.
It's not all glib home users who are in line for some new Lenovo fun; business users may be slightly more predictable in their usage, but that doesn't mean they're satisfied with last year's ThinkPad. The new SL-series of SMB notebooks - the SL300, SL400 and SL500 - all have an options list weighed under with choices such as mobile broadband, Blu-ray and more.
Lenovo's much-vaunted ThinkPad X300 is being hailed in some circles as the ultraportable to oust the MacBook Air, and a major chunk of its charm is the use of a Solid State Drive (SSD) rather than a traditional drive that can be subject to knocks and jolts. Samsung provided the SATA II SSD used, with the specific model capable of 100 MB/s read rates and 80 MB/s write rates, despite using 30-percent less power than a typical platter-based drive.