Two new ThinkPads have been announced by Lenovo Thursday- the lightweight X200s and the X200t tablet PC.
Lenovo officially announced two new ThinkPads Thursday, introducing the X200t and the X200s notebook. The X200t is a convertible tablet PC and it will be replacing the older ThinkPad X61t. Although the X200t is claimed to be lighter than the X61t, it still manages to be a bit heavy weighing in at 3.6-pounds.
The ThinkPad X200t features a WXGA 12.1-inch display with an LED-backlit option. The screen can be swiveled in both directions and can be used along with a digitizer pen, which is included. Touch input is available as an option, although it is not a capacitative touch one. The system uses Intel’s GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics, which should be enough for most users. As for processing power, the X200t is available with Intel’s low-voltage and ultra-low-voltage Core 2 Duo processors, maxing out with the 1.86 GHz SL9400. The system is limited to 4 GB of DDR3 RAM and has an optional 128 GB SSD option. Battery life is rather impressive, with the four cell battery reaching 4.4-hours and the eight cell battery achieving 10.3-hours.
The X200t is available with a host of communication features, such as gigabit Ethernet, integrated WWAN, GPS, UWB, Bluetooth 2.0 and WiMAX. An optical drive is available with the use of the X200 UltraBase, also newly announced by Lenovo. Unfortunately for some, there is no trackpad on the X200t, having instead that famous little red nub in the center of the keyboard. The ThinkPad X200t will have a price starting at $2,323 and it should be available sometime next week.
As for the X200s, it is about as thin as a ThinkPad X300 notebook, weighs a light 2.43-pounds and can achieve 13.2-hours of battery life with the optional eight cell battery. System specifications are similar to that of the X200t, including a choice of Intel low-voltage and ultra-low-voltage processors, a maximum of 4 GB of RAM and a 12.1-inch display. An LED-backlit option is available, as well as a higher WXGA+ resolution display. The ThinkPad X200s has a price starting at $2,242 and it will be available next week.