Lenovo X301 August 17th, 2008
Engadget reports the next-generation lenovo "thinnovation" (Apple's trademark, I think), the X301. The Lenovo X300 was touted as the Apple Macbook Air-killer. However, Lenovo pushed the competition farther by releasing the next revision way ahead of Apple.
The Lenovo X301 sports an upgraded processor and larger SSD storage. The price, however, seems to be the same as the previous model.
The new device ups the processor ante by adding the as-yet-unreleased Intel Core 2 Duo ULV (ultra low voltage) U9300 (1.2GHz) and U9400 (1.4GHz), both with a 6MB L2 cache and 1066MHz FSB. Additionally, the X301 will support up to 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and Lenovo will offer SSDs of the 80GB or 128GB variety, as opposed to the last generation's 64GB option. A new DisplayPort jack is included, along with boosted mobile broadband quality, GPS, and plans for a WiMAX version later this year. (Engadget.com)
This is an interesting model. The question now is what will Apple release come September, when rumor has it that Apple will be releasing revamped Macbook designs. And the battle for the lightest and thinnest full-featured laptop continues…