OK, you saw the product page earlier today. But now it’s really official. Lenovo is introducing the ThinkPad X100e today. The laptop is a thin and light machine with an 11.6 inch display and an AMD Neo CPU designed to balance power and performance.
The ThinkPad X100e has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display. It’s powered by an AMD processor (there are three different CPUs in the AMD Neo line to choose from), and Lenovo says there are no plans to offer this laptop with an Intel-based CPU. It has both a touchpoint pointing stick and a touchpad that supports multitouch gestures. The X100e is available with WiFi, 3G, and WiMAX wireless connectivity options.
The ThinkPad X100e will have a starting price of $449, but it comes with a whole slew of options that you can spend more money on, including a choice of a 3 or 6 cell battery, Windows 7 Pro or Home premium, or Windows XP Pro. It will weigh just under 3 pounds with a 3 cell battery, and about 3.3 pounds with a 6 cell battery.
All in all, the laptop seems to be exactly what we were expecting. It should be interesting to see how it performs in terms of battery life and overall real-world performance.
You can find more pictures and a rundown of the specs and options after the break.
- CPU: AMD Neo MV-40, AMD Neo X2 L335, or AMD Turion Neo X2 L625
- Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3200
- OS: Windows XP Home, 7 Starter, 7 Home Basic, 7 Home Premium, 7 Professional, or DOS
- Display: 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixel
- Memory: Up to 4GB (2 SO-DIMM slots)
- Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet, optional Bluetooth, optional Gobi 2000 3G module with GPS
- I/O: 3 USB, 4-in-1 card reader, VGA
- Storage: 160GB/250GB/320GB 2.5″ 5400rpm HDD
- Battery: Up to 2 hours w/3 cell battery, up to 5 hours with 6 cell battery
- Dimensions: 11.1″ x 7.4″ x 1.2″ (w/3 cell battery, the 6 cell bumps it to 11.1″ x 8.2″ x 1.2″)
- Weight: 3 pounds w/3 cell battery, 3.3 pounds with 6 cell