Last month Lenovo announced the refresh of the W L and T Series of ThinkPad laptops and today has announced it is updating its ultra portable X Series laptop and convertible tablet.
Dilip Bhatia, vice president of ThinkPad Marketing at Lenovo said the X Series “has everything a modern road warrior needs without compromises – low weight, long battery life and high performance." Well if battery life is what all road warriors need (and we believe it is) then the X220 laptop claims up to 24 hours of life, however this is with the external ThinkPad pack in addition to the nine cell internal battery – which has 15 hours battery life on its own. The X220 is configurable with a 12.5in IPS Display with a 1366 x 768 resolution. It has also been given the Sandy Bridge love with i3, i5 and i7 processors available and up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM. Intel’s SSDs in capacities of 80GB and 160GB are available and USB 3.0 is also available on selected models.
Looking at the X220 convertible tablet, it also has Sandy Bridge processors available, though it won’t be able to stand up to the same 24-hour battery life claimed by its laptop sibling. The tablet claims only 16 hours when the external pack is attached. The 12.5in multitouch screen of the X220 tablet will be available with Gorilla Glass to reaffirm the tough credentials of Lenovo’s ThinkPads – as if we needed any more confirmation. As with the X220 laptop, the tablet will come with self-closing hinges, 720p webcam, dual digital microphones for noise cancellation, and the new buttonless touchpad of ClickPad.
The ThinkPad X220 laptop and X220 Tablet will be available starting in April with prices starting at approximately $899 and $1,199, respectively.