Super skinny ThinkPad X300: It exists!

Lenovo ThinkPad X300 was revealed today.

Gizmodo

Today was the day we reviewers were supposed to get test units of the yet-to-be-announced but totally-not-secret ThinkPad X300 . We were eager to see it--the super slim, 13.3-inch laptop looks poised to be a major advancement in ultraportables, not to mention a competitor to the MacBook Air--but, alas, were left empty handed this afternoon when Lenovo canceled our meeting.

Looks like Walt Mossberg got his, though, and he's already posted some first impressions. It's nothing particularly unexpected: The ThinkPad X300 is a bit thicker and heavier than the MacBook Air, but it also offers more ports and features. Mossberg does take issue with the price, noting that the ThinkPad X300 offers only a solid-state hard drive, which makes it more expensive than the entry-level MacBook Air (with a traditional hard drive). I'm not sure I agree: The MacBook Air costs $2,800 with a 64GB solid state drive, and a ThinkPad X300 with the same drive will reportedly have a base price between $2,500 and $2,800.

The real proof, though, will be in the benchmark pudding. Does the solid state drive speed up performance and lengthen battery life? Once we have our hands on a ThinkPad X300, we'll let you know.

About the author

    Tech expert Michelle Thatcher grew up surrounded by gadgets and sustained by Tex-Mex cuisine. Life in two major cities--first Chicago, then San Francisco--broadened her culinary horizons beyond meat and cheese, and she's since enjoyed nearly a decade of wining, dining, and cooking up and down the California coast. Though her gadget lust remains, the practicalities of her small kitchen dictate that single-function geegaws never stay around for long.

     

    Join the discussion

    Conversation powered by Livefyre

    Don't Miss
    Hot Products
    Trending on CNET

    HOT ON CNET

    Delete your photos by mistake?

    Whether you've deleted everything on your memory card or there's been a data corruption, here's a way to recover those photos.