Looks like Gizmodo was right – the Lenovo ThinkPad X300 does exist, as evidenced by a Best Buy page. What’s surprising is that it will be sold through Best Buy (with a shipping date of 1-2 weeks) – there have already been discussions on the Notebook Review forums about models/specifics. This will be a similar form factor to the MacBook Air, just with an internal optical drive (that can bump the weight up from 2.5 pounds to 3.2 pounds).
Specifications of the X300 Listed at Best Buy:
– Model Name: X300
– Model Number: 6478-1TU
– Price: $2743.99
– CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 Low Voltage (LV) 1.2GHz
– Memory: 2GB
– Storage: 64GB (Probably a Solid State Drive – SSD)
– Display: 13.3″ WXGA
– Optical Drive: DVD Writer
– Other: Bluetooth
– Best Buy Part Numbers: BBY Item: BB10848995 / UNSPSC: 43211503
Just in case the Best Buy page goes down, here’s a small screenshot of it:
Most of those specs were reported by Gizmodo, and this just confirms them (although it helps that it gives a model number and a CPU model). Thanks to the several different people who sent the BB page in to us (Allan was first).