Lenovo 3000 V100 (12.1-inch Widescreen)

Note: This has been replaced by the Lenovo 3000 V200

Lenovo 3000 V100
Mfr’s Description: Lenovo 3000 V Series notebooks combine great performance with exceptional features. These sleek, widescreen (12.1″) models are designed for very mobile professionals who want worry-free computing in a stylish, media-friendly and powerful ultraportable. Lenovo’s world-class engineering delivers high quality, reliable notebook PCs – from many of the same award-winning developers of ThinkPad® notebooks.

Features:
* “InstantOn” media player (no need to boot into Windows)
* Cost: Starting at $1099
* Previous ultraportables from Lenovo/IBM – Not widescreen
* Dark gray with silver/metallic lid
* MSNBC says up to 4.5 hours of battery life

Availability: May 30, 2006

Homepage: pc.ibm.com/us/notebooks/3000/v-series/

CPU: Intel Core Solo or Core Duo
Speed: 1.66GHz – 2.0GHz
Chipset: Intel 945GM Express

Display: TFT LCD
Display Size: 12.1-inch widescreen
Display Resolution: 1280×800
Graphics: Intel GMA950

Memory: Up to 2GB DDR2

Drives
Harddrive: 40GB – 100GB 5400rpm (probably SATA)
Optical: Built-in DVD-ROM/CD-RW (optional Dual-Layer DVD Writer)

I/O
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire/IEEE1394: 1x 1394
ExpressCard (34 or 54 – not sure)
Keyboard: Full-size
Mouse: TouchPad (instead of Trackpoint)
Biometric: Optional Fingerprint reader
Webcam: Optional 1.3MP Webcam
Wireless: Present (Probably Intel or Broadcomm)
Bluetooth built-in
Stereo microphone

Weight: Around 4 pounds

Models:
Base: $1099 – Probably Core Solo, 512MB RAM, 80GB Harddrive, CDRW Writer
Other: $1649 – Core Duo, 1GB of memory, 100GB Harddrive, DVD Writer

Articles:
CNET Alpha Blog – May 2006
MSNBC – Gary Krakow – May 2006