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.