Are miniature laptops back in vogue now that companies are hiring again and, presumably, more business flyers will be working in the clouds?
The X41, designed to be easily toted by frequent travelers, also comes with a 12.1-inch screen and incorporates Intel's 1.5GHz Pentium M 758 processor. The X41 will start at $1,999, a slightly higher price than that of its predecessor, the ThinkPad X40. IBM attributes the difference to the additional equipment. It will also continue to offer ThinkPad X40 models, which now start at about $1,500, for about another year, a company spokesman said.
Dell let fly its last week. The Texas PC maker specifically designed the X1, which weighs 2.5 pounds, to fit well in the snug confines of an airplane whose seats are not in upright and locked positions.