updated 10:35 am EDT, Tue May 29, 2007
ThinkPad Reserve Leak
The first tangible information about the ThinkPad Reserve Edition today surfaced on the web through a series of images and early detais. Confirming previous theories as well as allusions made through Lenovo's teaser images, the single completely new image (shown) points to a notebook with a leather-bound shell but the ThinkPad's signature black body underneath. Research also indicates that the notebook is similar (but not identical to) the company's 2006 "Yoga" concept through its hinge. Rather than rely on solid joints, the Reserve is likely to employ a flexible hinge that can bend the display completely behind the main case, turning the notebook into either a tablet or a portable desktop with a wireless keyboard.
Whether or not the new ThinkPAd will use the technology as demonstrated is uncertain, as are the final release date and its worldwide availability; launches in China and Europe are expected, but may includde North America as well. [via Notebook Italia]