Walt Mossberg gets a chance to check out the Lenovo ThinkPad X300, Lenovo’s latest ultraportable ThinkPad, and their first ultraportable ThinkPad with a widescreen.
The X300 is being touted as a competitor to Apple’s MacBook Air, being that it’s lightweight (2.5 – 3.2 pounds depending on configuration) and with a similar screen (13.3″ LED-backlit LCD).
Unlike the MacBook Air, it has the option for an internal optical drive as well as a removable battery, and it’s powered by Intel’s Core 2 Duo SL7100 Low Voltage (LV) CPU (similar to the Fujitsu LifeBook P8010). It even has a GPS option.
It is pricey, starting well above the MacBook Air’s base configuration, and it’s only going to have Solid State Drive (SSD) options (hence the price).
Full “Sneak Peak” (All Things Digital)