Saturday, January 19, 2008

Thinkpad Air?

Is Lenovo going after the same market as Apple?

It appears that Lenovo have themselves a new ultralight X300 series Thinkpad—and outside of the price and release date, we have all of the specs that you need to know. At a glance, some of the major features include: a 13.3-inch LED backlit 1440X900 screen, an ultralight 2.5 pound form factor, and Intel Merom Santa Rosa Dual Core CPU (2.0 Ghz / 880 Mhz ), a 64 GB SSD, up to 4GB of DDR2 PC2-5300 memory, and 4 hours of battery life. Hit the gallery for the full details. [Thanks Tipster!]

If they're going to come out with a laptop this thin, it seems like an 11.1" or 12.1" screen size would make far more sense for both Apple and others making ultra-slim laptops.  People concerned about thickness would also probably prefer smaller dimensions all the way around.

I hope this trend of smaller and ligther laptops continues, especially if they could perfect that 40 hour battery life technology.  A thinner, lighter, tablet PC with 40 hours of power would be the ultimate e-book reader, paper notebook replacement, and a tremenous travel companion.

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