The X1 combines the feature set of a traditional notebook with that of netbook or tablet. In addition to its Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, the device also integrates a "battery-stretching" Instant Media Mode (IMM), which is based on a Qualcomm processor, 16 GB of memory and a Linux OS. According to Lenovo, the 13.3-inch, four-pound X1 hybrid will deliver a battery life of up to 10 hours and recharge to a level of 80 percent within 30 minutes.
The Thinkpad T430u, Lenovo's first business ultrabook, is just 0.8 inches thin and weighs less than four pounds. It comes with a choice of Core processors and Intel- or Nvidia-based graphics, SSD or HDD storage, and six hours of battery life. The T430u follows the design heritage of the Thinkpad and features a matte finish and an aluminum top cover.
The Thinkpad X1 Hybrid and ThinkPad T430u ultrabook will be available starting in the second and third quarter 2012, respectively. The X1 Hybrid will sell for prices of $1599 and up, while the ultrabook will start at $849.