Lenovo ThinkPad X301 announced
Lenovo has just announced the ThinkPad X301 notebook PC, touting it to be the thinnest and lightest full-function notebook in its class. As you can tell by the model number, the X301 will usher the venerable X300 out of the door, acting as the new king of the hill with its cutting-edge features and technologies in a thin and light form factor that measures one-inch thin. You will be able to store a whole lot of stuff on this baby without worrying about nasty shocks that might kill the hard drive, thanks to a choice between 64GB and 128GB solid state drives. So far, Lenovo’s own benchmarks have shown the X301 to perform 20% better on average compared to the X300 thanks to the inclusion of the latest DDR3 memory and Intel Core 2 Duo ultra low volt processor.
New support for DisplayPort makes viewing high definition content easy and ideal for models with the ultra-thin DVD burner. With support for both DisplayPort and VGA, users can even watch high definition content on multiple displays. Designed for maximum options for wireless connectivity, the ThinkPad X301 notebook offers models with high-speed mobile broadband and WiFi to connect wirelessly to the Internet, and also with Bluetooth and Ultra-Wideband technology to connect wirelessly to other devices. Lenovo offers improved uplink performance by up to 250 percent for models with AT&T mobile broadband over previous ThinkPad notebooks with AT&T mobile broadband. Models supporting WiMAX will be available later this year. Additionally, GPS on notebook models with high speed mobile broadband allow travelers to more easily navigate to the office or airport. The notebook also includes Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies, unique hardware-software tools designed to maximize user productivity. With Lenovo’s improved Access Connections tool, users can navigate a user-friendly interface to easily find and access Internet and network connections. Also, Lenovo’s improved Power Manager gives users more control over notebook functions to enable longer battery life.
The new ThinkPad X301 will be available from August 26th onwards, with prices starting from a serious $2,599 and above, depending on the configuration.