Fast on the heels of the
Also new with this X series update: security features that include the option to disable all I/O ports (to prevent sensitive information being transferred to a thumbdrive, for example) and a new battery management program that lets users make microadjustments to squeeze as much time as possible out of the battery. Lenovo is claiming battery life up to 10 hours (X61 Tablet), 11 hours (X61), or 12 hours (X61s) with the optional extended battery. We've got an X61s in our Labs now, so we expect to know very soon whether the company's claims bear out. Starting price for the X61 Tablet is $1,779; the X61 is $1,484; and the X61s is $1,474.
Elsewhere in the ThinkPad line, Lenovo added a 15-inch wide-screen version of the Santa Rosa-based
Also announced today are two Lenovo 3000 models: the 12.1-inch V200 (already available for ordering on Lenovo's site) and the 14.1-inch N200, both of which offer Core 2 Duo T7100 processors on the Centrino Duo platform (meaning no Active Management Technology). The V200's price starts at $1,199, while the N200 starts at $949--not bad for the latest Intel components.
With the exception of the V200, which is listed on Lenovo's site as shipping within 1-2 weeks, all of these laptops will be available in June.