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Lenovo's X220 Notebook and Tablet Are 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).

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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.

  • killerclick
    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
    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
    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
    I think 1366x768 is an adequate resolution for a 12.5-inch screen.
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  • 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
    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
    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
    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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  • Agreed - the perfect laptop except for the fact that my phone has a higher vertical resolution. So close.
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