Lenovo launches ThinkPad X100e ultraportable with 11.6″ screen

Lenovo launches the ThinkPad X100e laptop with 11.6Lenovo has official unveiled its new  ThinkPad X100e today, a natty slimline and light machine sporting a 11.6 inch display (1366 x 768 pixels) and classic Lenovo looks.

Powered by an AMD processor (with three different CPU options offered in the AMD Neo line), the x100e is the company’s first “entry-level ultraportable” and offers both a touchpoint pointing stick and a touchpad supporting multitouch gestures.

Connectivity options look good too, with the ThinkPad X100e packing WiFi, 3G, and WiMAX wireless, although anyone used to the uber-long  battery life of nettops will be disappointed: the Lenovo offers just 2 hours with the standard 3 cell battery, and up to 5 hours with the bulkier 6 cell battery.

Lenovo launches the ThinkPad X100e laptop with 11.6The ThinkPad is priced from $449 for the rock bottom XP version, with the prices accelerating upwards for faster processors and Windows 7 Pro or Home premium models.

Key specifications:

  • CPU: AMD Neo MV-40, AMD Neo X2 L335, or AMD Turion Neo X2 L625
  • Graphics: ATI Radeon HD 3200
  • OS: Windows XP Home, 7 Starter, 7 Home Basic, 7 Home Premium, 7 Professional, or DOS
  • Display: 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 pixel
  • Memory: Up to 4GB (2 SO-DIMM slots)
  • Connectivity: 802.11b/g/n, Ethernet, optional Bluetooth, optional Gobi 2000 3G module with GPS
  • I/O: 3 USB, 4-in-1 card reader, VGA
  • Storage: 160GB/250GB/320GB 2.5″ 5400rpm HDD
  • Battery: Up to 2 hours w/3 cell battery, up to 5 hours with 6 cell battery
  • Dimensions: 11.1″ x 7.4″ x 1.2″ (w/3 cell battery, the 6 cell bumps it to 11.1″ x 8.2″ x 1.2″)
  • Weight: 3 pounds w/3 cell battery, 3.3 pounds with 6 cell

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