More Details about Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Emerge

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 This forum thread over at has produced a tremendous wealth of information about the upcoming Lenovo ThinkPad X300.

Of note, in some of the documents, Lenovo is comparing the X300 to other popular ultraportables, including:
Dell XPS M1330
Sony S/Z Series
Toshiba M600
Toshiba Dynabook SS M40
Toshiba Portege R500

Some of the interesting tidbits to come out:
– The X300 is up to 12dB louder than the ThinkPad X61
– The starting weight of the X300 is almost 20% lighter than the 12.1″ ThinkPad X61s
– First X-series ThinkPad to have a 7mm DVD writer
– Lenovo’s first EPEAT Gold certified notebook, meets Energy Star 4.0 requirements, and is 25% more efficient than previous Lenovo notebooks when it comes to power consumption
– Certified Wireless USB over UltraWide Band (UWB)
– Simultaneously supports WLAN, WWAN, and 2x UWB
– Supports WiMAX
– Rubber paint on palmrest and top (comfort/traction)
– Illuminated Keyboard

Design/Case Features:
– Bottom and keyboard bezel are Magnesium
– LCD cover is mainly Advanced Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic (CFRP)
– Sidewalls are made of Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastic (GFRP) for better wireless performance