updated 01:30 pm EDT, Wed May 23, 2007
Lenovo ThinkPad Reserve
Lenovo today posted a teaser page for a new, special edition for the company's higher-end ThinkPad portables. The ThinkPad Reserve Edition has received no details but implies the use of a leather-bound shell in its theme, much as ASUS has done with a handful of its own notebook models. The system is also likely to use a Santa Rosa-generation Core 2 Duo processor in the wake of the ThinkPad T61 and other recent systems upgraded to the faster chips. Its performance, while unknown, is expected to be stronger than the inexpensive and more accessible Xiang Olympics notebook.
A date for the full unveiling remains unknown, but the inclusion of English and French language on the teaser website along with Lenovo's native Mandarin points to an international debut that may include North America. The news of the system was also distributed by an English-speaking member of Lenovo's staff. [via Design Matters]