Lenovo ThinkPad X300

Lenovo ThinkPad X300

Summary: 13.3″ Ultraportable (2.5 – 3.2 pounds), internal optical drive.

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Product Name: Lenovo ThinkPad X300
Official Page: Lenovo ThinkPad X Series at Lenovo.com (Lenovo ThinkPad X Series at Lenovo Canada)
Manufacturer: Lenovo
Announced: Leaked, Uncomfirmed, Janurary. February 8, Best Buy Page
Available: Best Buy page from February 8 2008 shows 1-2 weeks, so possibly February 15th – 24th, 2008
Status: Available February 26, 2008
Price: 6478-1TU (Best Buy) shows $2743.99. Lenovo.com shows $2,548.00 See models below
Markets: Professional/Business, Worldwide

Lenovo ThinkPad X300
Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Picture Gallery

– 6476 – Lenovo.com
– 6477-1UU – 64GB SSD,
– 6478-1BU ($2700+) Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100, 2GB Memory, 64GB SSD, DVD Writer
– 6478-1TU ($2743.99) Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100, 2GB Memory, 64GB SSD, DVD Writer (Best Buy)
Available through Lenovo
Lenovo ThinkPad X Series at Lenovo Canada
6478-1TU X300 – $2,443.61 at Amazon – 1.2GHz SL7100 CPU, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, Windows XP Pro (US)
6478-1HU X300 – $2,271.00 at Amazon – 1.2GHz SL7100 CPU, 2GB RAM, 64GB SSD, Windows Vista business (US)

Related Laptops:
– Completely new line from Lenovo
– The 12.1-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X200 incorporates some of the technology from the X300.
– Going to be available before the Lenovo IdeaPad U110
– Similar to MacBook Air
ThinkPad X301

– Integrated GPS
– Integrated WiMAX
– 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
– Possibly second battery in optical drive bay
– Integrated 7mm Ultra-thin DVD drive
– Energy Star Compliance 4.0

Manufacturer’s Description:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 Low Voltage (LV) 1.2GHz
Chipset: Intel Crestline GMS, or Intel 965GM
Front-side Bus: 800MHz
Memory: DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHz
Memory Capacity: 2 slots, up to 4GB (2GB Standard)

Display: 13.3″ LED-backlit TFT
Resolution: 1440×900 WXGA+
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: Intel Crestline integrated / Intel GMA X3100
Graphics Memory:
Other: VGA Out

Hard Drive: 1.8″ 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
Optical: DVD Writer

Wireless: WiMAX, Intel Kendron MIMO, WWAN, 802.11a/b/g/n
Modem: External USB Modem
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth: Yes
UWB: Yes
Mobile Broadband: US: Verizon EV-DO Rev A, Cingular HSDPA 3.6, RoW: Vodafone

Audio Chipset:
Speakers/Microphone: Stereo, digital microphone
Audio I/O: Microphone in, headphone out
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire: No
PC Card: PC ExpressCard 34 (possibly or internal)
Flash/Memory Card Reader: No
Other: 2x Mini PCIe, 1x 1/2 Mini PCIe, Camera, Wide TouchPad, Trackpoint, USB Port Replicator, ThinkLight

Biometric/Fingerprint: Yes
Other: TPM 1.2, option to disable ports, 32 byte HDD password

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 32 or Business 32, or Windows XP Professional
Other Software:
Warranty: 1 Year depot warranty standard (additional coverage available for a fee)

Options: 3-cell LiPolymer, 6-cell, Second 3-cell battery in optical drive bay
Battery Life: 3-cell – 3.3 hours, 6-cell 4.9 hours, 3-cell and optical bay – 7.5 hours, 6-cell and optical bay – 10 hours

Width: 318mm (12.5 inches)
Depth: 231mm (9.1 inches)
Height: 18.6 – 23.4mm (0.73 – 0.92 inches)
Weight: Start at around 1.32kg (2.93 pounds) depending on options

Reviews and Articles:
Register Hardware – May 2, 2008 – Review
HotHardware – April 17, 2008 – Review
SlashGear – April 17, 2008 – Review
CNET Reviews – February 26, 2008
ThinkPads.com Forums – February, 2008 – Detailed information, comparisons.
All Things Digital – February 13, 2008 – Walt Mossberg’s “Sneak Peak”
Best Buy page – February 8, 2008
Notebook Review Forums – Discussion thread (Early 2008)
Leak at Gizmodo – January 18, 2008