Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Rumors (Gizmodo)

Lenovo ThinkPad X200 Gizmodo is running a story concerning some unconfirmed rumors about the would-be Lenovo ThinkPad X200. They are stating that the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 will have a smaller version, aka the X200.

They are stating that the X-series lineup will receive:
– HSDPA / EVDO
– 25% improved battery life
– Intel Penryn-based 6MB L2 Cache
– Larger versions – a 14.1-inch X400 and 15.4-inch X500
– DDR3 Memory
– Solid State Drives (SSDs)
– Production starting up in May

Specifically the X200:
– 12-inch (probably 12.1-inch widescreen)

Our take:

The X200 will also have an LED-backlit display, which between that and the 45nm Penryn, could account for the 25% improved battery life. It’s been said by Lenovo employees that what went into the X300 and what was learned from the X300 would be used elsewhere. This makes complete sense, given that the X300 is a huge change from traditional laptops (similar to the Apple MacBook Air), and Lenovo would definitely like to recoup some of the costs associated with this. As well, the X300 has garnered a lot of favorable publicity and an X200, X400, or X500 would benefit from that.

Many have also been wondering just what kind of an update the Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet would receive at some point (namely the X61/X61 Tablet moving to widescreen).

If production does start up in May, we should hear a lot more details in the next few weeks.

Article: Gizmodo

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