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Lenovo's X220 Notebook and Tablet Are Official

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First seen yesterday after their specifications showed up on Lenovo's website, the X220 ThinkPad and X220 Tablet are now official.

Lenovo has made yesterday’s leaked machines official, revealing that the ultra-portable X220 and its tablet counterpart will hit stores next month. With options for Core i3, i5 and i7 configurations, the X220 ThinkPad packs a 12.5-inch, 1366x768, LED backlit, IPS display; up to 320GB in HDD storage (5400rpm), or 160GB of SSD storage; up to 8GB of DDR3; a 720p webcam; Display Port, VGA, 3xUSB 2.0 (1 Always On port; 1 optional USB 3.0 if you go for the i7-2620M CPU); and up to 15 hours from a 9-cell battery (24 if you plan on using the ThinkPad external battery pack).


As for the X220T, it's got the same options for second-gen Core i-Series CPUs; integrated Intel graphics; a 12.5-inch HD, 300 NIT WV (IPS), two-finger touch/five-finger gesture, Gorilla Glass display; 3xUSB 2.0, Display Port; up to 8GB of RAM; up to 320GB HDD storage (5400rpm), or 160GB SSD; and up to 16 hours with a 6-cell battery and the ThinkPad external battery pack. Be warned though, the X220T comes with a 4-cell as standard and while yesterday's spec sheet listed a 9-hour battery life from a 6-cell, Lenovo hasn't mentioned what kind of time users will get out of the 4-cell.

Both the X220 and X220T will be available in April, starting at $899 and $1,199, respectively.

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    killerclick , March 9, 2011 6:19 PM
    That doesn't look like a tablet, it looks like a laptop with a screen that swivels.

    So far the only tablet I'm impressed with is the iPad (because it's light and thin and that's all that's important in a tablet)
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    mdillenbeck , March 9, 2011 6:25 PM
    Actually, it is a convertible tablet PC - been around for years before tabs like the iPad came out (those took after slate tablet PCs).

    Still, I have to *sigh* - manufacturers still don't get that you use a tablet in a portrait form factor a lot, and if 800 pixels wide isn't good enough then 768 pixels wide is even worse. Why can't they make just one tablet with a higher resolution screen - 1080p screens aren't that expensive and then my apps that require 1024 pixel resolution will work with them.
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    ltbob , March 9, 2011 6:32 PM
    killerclickThat doesn't look like a tablet, it looks like a laptop with a screen that swivels.So far the only tablet I'm impressed with is the iPad (because it's light and thin and that's all that's important in a tablet)

    Anyone remeber the thinkpad with swivel screen? tablet thingy :) 
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    dilbert , March 9, 2011 8:45 PM
    I think 1366x768 is an adequate resolution for a 12.5-inch screen.
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    Anonymous , March 9, 2011 11:03 PM
    I still use a T61 tablet and have sold the X200s. These are great computers. They are fast capable Windows machines and convert in a tablet. It can do anything and iPad can plus run all the Windows applications. Yes it is a bit biger than an iPad, but you do not need a Windows laptop. The screen resolution is excellent even for long term use. I am looking forward to getting one of these new ones.
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    maestintaolius , March 9, 2011 11:08 PM
    killerclickThat doesn't look like a tablet, it looks like a laptop with a screen that swivels.So far the only tablet I'm impressed with is the iPad (because it's light and thin and that's all that's important in a tablet)

    Uhh... these style Tablet PCs have been around for years and have been called as such. They're not meant to be consumption devices/toys, they are work devices.
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    K2N hater , March 11, 2011 12:05 AM
    Why do manufacturers insist on pairing powerful processors such as the i5 or i7 with laughable integrated Intel graphics? A bit like a VW bug with Ferrari engine...
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    thatsjusthowiseeit , March 11, 2011 6:58 AM
    What is up with the completely retarded screen resolution of 1366x768? This is supposed to be a high end business laptop and not some silly toy for watching TV on your computer. I do software development and run business applications and spreadsheets a lot and this 1366x768 resolution is killing this laptop for me.
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    Anonymous , March 22, 2011 2:06 AM
    Agreed - the perfect laptop except for the fact that my phone has a higher vertical resolution. So close.