Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Lenovo presented ThinkPad X1

Lenovo has introduced a new, lighter and faster ThinkPad notebook inspired by the benefits offered by tablets and smartphones, which was announced in May. It will be available from August 21 starting at $1,399.

Dilip Bhatia, vice-president of Lenovo Group, said smartphones and tablet PCs are affecting the notebook market. "People want lighter, thinner and faster laptops, and in the future, laptops will have more touch,talk and gestures functions to fit customers' needs," Bhatia said.

It will weight 3 pounds, and will be just 18.8 millimeters thick at its thickest point. 

The $1,399 model has: 1,7 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 128GB of solid-state storage and 4GB of RAM (up to 8GB supported). Additionally there are three other pre-configured options that are more expensive.

All of them offer a 14-inch, 1,600 x 900 anti-glare display. 

There are decent array of ports: 

- one mini DisplayPort.- couple of USB ports (only one is 3.0)

- 4-in-1 SD card reader.
- Ethernet via a USB dongle in order to keep the thin profile.

The other features include: a backlit chiclet-style keyboard, a large trackpad, up to 6.3 hours of battery life, optional 3G, 720p HD webcam with face tracking and a fingerprint reader.