Lenovo ThinkPad X301

Lenovo ThinkPad X301

Summary: 13.3″, Intel Core 2 Duo Ultra Low Voltage, Solid State Drive, around 3 pounds

Last Updated: April 4, 2009

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– Sequel/Compliments Lenovo ThinkPad X300
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Product Name: Lenovo ThinkPad X301
Official Page: To be determined
Manufacturer: Lenovo
Announced: Leaked: Early August 2008, Officially August 18th
Available: 2H 2008
Status: In production
Price: ? – HK$24,138 (Around $3000 USD) (some models start at $2,599)
Markets: Worldwide, business/professional

Models:
– X30118156 (Hong Kong?)
– 8156

Features:
– LED-Backlit Display
– DisplayPort port
– Intel GMA X4500 Graphics
– Active Protection System protects non-SSD drives
– Weighs just over three pounds
– 1.3MP Web Camera
– 40Y7667 ThinkPad 90W AC Adapter

Updates over previous models:
– New, faster CPU
– SSD options up to 128GB
– DisplayPort out

Manufacturer’s Description:
the ThinkPad X301 notebook offers cutting-edge features and technologies in a thin and light form starting at less than three pounds and one-inch thin.

Specifications:
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo SU9400 (1.4GHz, 3MB L2)
Chipset: Intel 45 Express Chipset
Front-side Bus: 800MHz FSB
Memory: DDR3 1066MHz
Memory Capacity: 2 slots, 1 – 2 – 4GB (4GB Max)

Graphics/Display:
Display: 13.3″ Anti-Glare TFT LED-Backlit
Resolution: 1440×900 WXGA+
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel GMA X4500
Graphics Memory: Up to 256MB Shared
Other: VGA Out, DisplayPort out

Storage:
Hard Drive Type: Solid State Drive (SSD), conventional 1.8″ HDD
Hard Drive Capacity: SSD: 64GB, 128GB, HDD: 80GB
Optical:Ultra-thin DVDRW
Other: “Active Protection System”

Connectivity:
Wireless: Intel 5300 AGN (802.11a/g/n)
Modem: 56K
Ethernet: 10/100/1000 Gigabit
Bluetooth: Yes
Other: Ultra WideBand, 3GB, GPS, WiMAX

Input/Output:
Audio Chipset: High Definition (HD) Audio
Internal Speakers/Microphone:
Audio I/O:
USB: 3x USB 2.0
Firewire:
PC Card:
Flash/Memory Card Reader:
Keyboard/Mouse: UltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad)
Other:

Security:
Biometric/Fingerprint: Yes (probably optional)
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):
Other:

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Windows Vista Business
Other Software:
Warranty: Varies, see Lenovo.com for details
Drivers:

Battery:
Options: 3-cell, 6-cell, 3-cell battery bay
Battery Life: 3-cell – Upto 4.3 hours

Dimensions:
Width: inches / 318 mm
Depth: inches / 213 mm
Height: inches / 18.6 – 23.4 mm
Weight: 3.16 pounds / 1.43 kg

Reviews and Articles:
April 4, 2009: MSI X-Slim X340 Compared to Lenovo X301
GottaBeMobile – September 5, 2008 – Inkshow
InformationWeek – August 15, 2008
SlashGear (contains official press release) – August 15, 2008
HKBU Notebook Program – August 4th (or earlier) – Available for pre-order (Hong Kong)