The Lenovo ThinkPad X100e is a thin and light ultraportable laptop from Lenovo’s business division. Right now it’s available with an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, AMD Neo MV-40 single core CPU, and AT Radeon HD 3200 graphics. We’ve been waiting for Lenovo to start offering the promised dual core version. But Netbook News.de discovered a support page which seems to suggest that the dual core model isn’t the only new version on the horizon.

It looks like Lenovo is also planning to launch a smaller version of the laptop with a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display. An Intel Atom N450 Pine Trail processor option also appears to be on its way. It’s not spelled out specifically, but it’s likely that the Atom CPU will be tied to the smaller screen.

While a number of reviewers have given the Lenovo ThinkPad X100e high marks for its keyboard, build quality, and overall design, it gets pretty lousy battery life for a modern ultraportable. Swapping out the AMD CPU for a low power Atom processor could go a long way to address that.

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11 replies on “Lenovo to offer 10 inch, Atom based ThinkPad X100e?”

  1. This is bullshit man. If it’s a 10 inch, then it should be smaller not the same size as the current 11 inch

  2. It’s not a 10 inch form factor guys…it’s a 11.6 inch form factor with lots of bezel and a 10 inch screen.

  3. Id love to have x100e squeezed into 10 inch form factor with dual core CULV, that would be instant buy for me.
    Until it happens i guess ill go for discounted X200 🙂

  4. This Thinkpad would pretty much destroy any reason to go for the HP 5102, in my opinion. 10″ form factor, matte HD screen, trackpoint, all included at standard price rather than HP’s crazy “custom” markup.

    I guess the metal handle and case are still in HP’s favor.

  5. Fix the battery life problem, Lenovo, and I have bought the 10.1 inch version yesterday.

  6. Am I reading that correctly? 1280 x 720 on a 10.1 inch screen? That’s going to be difficult to read. Why not keep the screen the same? Also, no one likes to see big screen bezel anyway.

    1. No different than the many netbooks already with 1366×768 screens.

  7. A thinkpad with an atom processor? Unthinkable! What about a ULV L7500 processor like the one found in the old Ideapad U110.

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