Lenovo ThinkPad SL300

Lenovo ThinkPad SL300

Summary: 13.3-inch LED-backlit display, Small Business and Consumer, 2008

Purchase Options – Canada
Shop.Lenovo.com (Canada) – ThinkPad SL300 2738 – (Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 9300M Graphics)
Shop.Lenovo.com (Canada) – ThinkPad SL300 2738 – (integrated Intel Graphics)

Purchase Options – US
Shop.Lenovo.com – ThinkPad SL300 2738 – (integrated Intel Graphics) – Starting at $769
Shop.Lenovo.com – ThinkPad SL300 2738– (Dedicated NVIDIA GeForce 9300M Graphics) – Starting at $869
Amazon.com – Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 2738-49U – 6-Cell Battery, Vista Business, Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.26GHz,3MB L2), 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD
Amazon.com – Lenovo ThinkPad SL300 2738-4FU – 6-Cell Battery, Vista Business, Intel Core 2 Duo T5670 (1.8GHz,2MB L2), 2GB RAM, 160GB HDD

Last Updated: September 8, 2008

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Lenovo ThinkPad SL300

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Product Name: Lenovo ThinkPad SL300
Official Page: None yet
Manufacturer: Lenovo
Announced: Leaked, early June 2009
Available: 2008
Status: Production
Price: ?
Markets: Small/Medium Business (SMB)

Models:
– 2738
– Break down into integrated (Intel) vs dedicated (NVIDIA) graphics

Features:
– Online backup service
– LED-backlit display
– HDMI Output
– Possibly has Blu-ray option
– Lenovo enhanced USB Port replicator (does not have a full docking station)
– Up to 2GB of Intel Turbo Memory
– 2MP Web Camera
– GPS Capabilities/Options
– Vibrant View, Anti-Glare Displays
– “GREENGUARD Air Quality certifications”

Note on HDMI:
– Supports HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) – “a digital copy protection scheme developed by Intel® Corporation to protect digital entertainment content when traveling across the HDMI connection”

Updates over previous models:
– This is part of a new line of ThinkPads

Manufacturer’s Description:
Perfect combination of mainstream ThinkPad performance, progressive design and multimedia features with enhanced notebook management and security

Specifications:
CPU:
– 1066MHz Bus: Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 (2.53GHz, 6MB L2), P8600 (2.4GHz, 3MB L2), P8400 (2.26GHz, 3MB L2),
– 800MHz Bus: Intel Core 2 Duo T5870 (2GHz, 2MB L2), T5670 (1.8GHz, 2MB L2)
Chipset:
Front-side Bus: See CPU Above (1066MHz, 800MHz)
Memory: DDR2 667MHz PC2-5300
Memory Capacity: ? – ? – 4GB (2 slots)
Other: Intel TurboMemory 1.6 (2GB) on some models)

Graphics/Display:
Display: 13.3-inch LED Backlit, 300nit
Resolution: 1280×800
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Integrated Intel GMA X4500 or NVIDIA GeForce 9300
Graphics Memory: NVIDIA: 128MB Dedicated
Other: HDMI, VGA Out

Storage:
Hard Drive Type: 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Drive Capacity: 5400rpm: 80GB, 160GB, 250GB, 320GB
Optical: Internal DVD Writer, Blu-ray optio (including Blu-Ray Recordable)
Other: HDD has APS shock protection – ThinkVantage® Active Protection System and ThinkPad Shock-Mounted Hard Drive Standard

Connectivity:
Wireless: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Modem: Yes
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: Yes
Mobile Broadband: WiMAX, AT&T WWLAN (GSM)

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset: HD Audio
Internal Speakers/Microphone: 2x 1.4W speaker, 2x Dual-Array Microphones
Audio I/O:
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x 1394 IEEE
PC Card: 1x Type I/II PC Card (1x 34mm ExpressCard with adapter)
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD)
Keyboard/Mouse: Trackpiont w/Ultranav TouchPad
Other: 2MP Web Camera (Optional), No Ultrabay

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint: Optional on some models
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):
Other: LoJack technology, ThinkVantage Client Security Solution

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit, Business 32-bit, Home Premium 32-bit, Home Basic 32-bit
Other Software: Roxio Creator Small Business Edition software, Adobe Reader, DVD playback, ThinkPad Utilities
Warranty: 1 year depot repair, 3 year upgrades (various options), ThinkPlus Secure Business options
Drivers:

Battery:
Options: 4-cell, 6-cell, or 9-cell
Battery Life:

Dimensions:
Width: 12.5 inches / 318 mm
Depth: 9.4 inches / 238 mm
Height: 1.3 – 1.5 inches / 32-36 mm
Weight: 4.6 pounds / 1.2 kg

Reviews and Articles:
NotebookReview.com – September 5, 2008 – Review
NotebookReview.com – September 3, 2008 – First Look
Lenovo.com – Data sheet (PDF)
PC World – June 23, 2008 – Lenovo to offer new ThinkPad line
51nb.com – June 9, First details