Turns out, we didn't have to wait long. Today Lenovo announced the ThinkPad X301, a component refresh to its popular 13.3-inch laptop. The new version will incorporate an ultra-low-voltage Core 2 Duo processor that'sat the Intel Developer Forum this week. The ThinkPad X301 will also come equipped with DDR3 RAM, which (combined with the new processor technology) will make it "20 percent more powerful than the X300," according to the company.
Other enhancements include support for DisplayPort video output, a 128GB solid-state hard drive option (available in September), and, later this year, WiMax connectivity.
Pricing for the ThinkPad X301 starts at $2,599 and systems will be available from Lenovo beginning August 26.