Lenovo's X200, but in tablet PC form.
After the recent launch of the X200 (little brother to the brilliant X300), there was a fair bit of speculation that a tablet version was set to arrive soon, too. Well, for once the rumour mill was right. Behold; the X200t.
Spec wise things are pretty much the same as the vanilla X200, although of course now there’s a rotating touch sensitive screen – courtesy a Wacom digitizer in fact. Otherwise configuration options sit as follows:
- 12.1in, 1,280 x 800 touch-sensitive screen – LED backlit option.
- Intel Core 2 Duo SL9400 (1.86GHz, 6MB cache, 1,066MHz FSB), SL9300 (1.6GHz, 6MB cache, 1,066MHz FSB) or SU9300 (1.2GHz, 3MB cache, 800MHz FSB, low voltage chip)
- Up to 4GB DDR3 1,066MHz RAM
- 80GB, 160GB, 250GB, 320GB 5400rpm hard drive, 100GB, 160GB, 200GB (FDE) 7200rpm hard drive, 64GB, 128GB SSD
- Ethernet, Draft-N WiFi standard, WWAN, GPS, WiMAX, UWB optional
- Battery life ~4 hours with a 4-cell or 10 hours with an 8-cell
The X200t’s biggest competition will probably come from the Dell Latitude XT, which also boasts a 12.1in form-factor and ThinkPad-worthy built quality. We’ll have to reserve judgement on which is the better system until we can see an X200t. But as Lenovo has IBMs experience on its side, it’s hard to see the company getting things drastically wrong.
In all likelihood the deciding factor will be price, which has yet to be announced. Expect a reasonable premium over the standard X20, though.