Lenovo ThinkPad X200

Lenovo ThinkPad X200

Summary: 12.1-inch Widescreen, Intel 45nm Penryn Core 2 Duo, up to 9+ hours of battery life (with 9-cell battery), weight starts at under 3 pounds, Tablet version available

Last Updated: August 16, 2008

Lenovo ThinkPad X200 at Lenovo.comUSA
ThinkPad X200 at Lenovo CanadaCanada

Similar Laptops:
– Replaces the ThinkPad X61 / X61s
ThinkPad X200T Tablet version to replace the ThinkPad X61 Tablet
– Smaller version of Lenovo ThinkPad X300 (uses some X300 technology).
– Supplemented by Lenovo ThinkPad X201 or ThinkPad X200s

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Product Name: Lenovo ThinkPad X200
Official Page: Lenovo ThinkPad X Series at Lenovo.com
Manufacturer: Lenovo
Announced: Leaked early 2008 (Officially July 14, 2008)
Available: August, 20078
Status: In production
Price: Starting at $1,199 USD
Markets: Business, ultraportable

ThinkPad X200 – Mid-range
ThinkPad X200s – high-end
ThinkPad X200T = X200 Tablet – high-end
ThinkPad SL300 – Low-end (13.3-inch)

– Optional 1.3MP Web Camera
– ThinkPad T-Series Size Keyboard
– Magnesium Alloy Chassis
– Intel Centrino 2 + VPro Technology
– WiMAX and GPS Options
– Blu-Ray options

Updates over previous models:
– Updated CPU and Platform, Graphics
– Widescreen display
– Larger keyboard
– Lower weight
– Thinner
– Optional Web camera built-in
– ExpressCard

Lenovo ThinkPad X200

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CPU: 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo P8400 (2.26GHz, 3MB L2 or P8600 (2.4GHz, 3MB L2)
Chipset: Intel Centrino 2 + VPro
Front-side Bus: 1066MHz
Memory: PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz
Memory Capacity: 1 – 3GB
Other: Optional Intel Turbo Memory

Display: 12.1-inch
Resolution: 1280×800 WXGA
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: Available in X200T
Graphics Chipset: Intel GMA X4500 HD
Graphics Memory:

Hard Drive Type: Solid State Drive (SSD), Mechanical Serial ATA (SATA)
Hard Drive Capacity: SSD: 64GB, 5400rpm: 80GB, 160GB, 250GB, 320GB; 7200rpm: 100GB, 160GB, 200GB (with full disk encryption)
Optical: Ultrathin, with optional Blu-Ray

Wireless: ThinkPad 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Express Adapter III, Intel WiFi Link 5100 (1×2 AGN 802.11a/g/n), Intel WiFi Link 5300 (3×3 AGN, 802.11a/g/n)
Modem: Possibly USB
Ethernet: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes (optional)
Mobile Broadband: WiMAX, Optional, UWB, GPS options

Audio Chipset:
Internal Speakers/Microphone:
Audio I/O:
USB: 3x USB 2.0
PC Card: 1x ExpressCard
Flash/Memory Card Reader: 3-in-1 (probably Secure Digital (SD) and Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO (MSPRO)
Keyboard/Mouse: ThinkPad T-Series Size Keyboard, Trackpoint
Other: Optional 1.3MP Web Camera, ThinkPad X200 UltraBase

Biometric/Fingerprint: Optional fingerprint reader
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):
Other: Full disk encryption available on some laptops

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Basic, Vista Home Premium, Windows XP, Vista Business, Vista Business 64, Vista Ultimate
Other Software:

Options: 4-cell, 6-cell, 9-cell
Battery Life: Possibly 9+ hours with 9-cell

Width: 11.6 inches / 295 mm
Depth: 8.3 inches / 210 mm
Height: 0.8 inches / 20.7 mm
Weight: 2.95 – 3.58 pounds/ 1.34 – 1.62 kg (depending on battery)

Reviews and Articles:
Gizmodo – August 8, 2008 – Lightning Review
Crave / CNET – July 31, 2008 – Comparison to ThinkPad X61 / X61s
Design Matters (Lenovo Blog) – July 2008 – Mention of X200
PC World – July 14, 2008 – News Release

*** Everything below this line was based on rumors before the above came out.

Articles concerning an X200
Gizmodo – April 10, 2008 – More Rumors
GottaBeMobile – February 26, 2008
NotebookReview.com forum discussion – February 17, 2008
Supposed photos of an X200 (January 18, 2008)

– 11.1″ Display or 12.1″ Display (X300 = 13.3″, so X200 = 12.1″)
– Widescreen
– USB-powered optical drive
– Smaller version of the X300
– LED-backlit
– Under three pounds
– Intel Penryn 45nm
– Solid State Drive (SSD) options

What Rob Bushway at GottaBeMobile thinks it should be:
– I see them sticking with the 12 inch screen.
– Definitely going thinner in the fashion of the X300
– Multi-Touch improvements
– Wireless USB
– LED screen

What Steve and Dwight at Small-Laptops.com think:
– 12″ Widescreen / Touchscreen. 11.1 would make sense if it were a laptop only and did not have a Tablet PC version – then they could work with the IdeaPad U110 suppliers (Sony and Asus are the major 11.1″ players and they don’t have touchscreens out in that size, could be too expensive for Lenovo to go it alone)
– Benefit from the X300 design
– Not even sure why optical was mentioned – with the X40 and X60/X61 lineup, the optical drive was in a bay
– Similar bay to the current non-X300 ThinkPad X laptops
– LED-backlit
– 2x USB 2.0 ports
– Wireless N
– SSD optional (too much of a cost to make mandatory)
– 2.5 pounds
– Intel Penryn (of course) ULV
– 4+ hours of battery life (without a second battery)