updated 02:30 am EDT, Thu May 31, 2007
X61 tablets and notebooks
Lenovo has introduced three new models based around the Intel Santa Rosa X61 platform: the ThinkPad X61, ThinkPad X61s and X61 tablet PC. The Tablet PC will feature Core 2 Duo processors ranging from 1.4GHz L7300 and a 12.1-inch display available in either XGA or SXGA+ display. It's also configurable with up to 160GB of hard drive space and can handle 4GB of RAM. Other features include gigabit ethernet, cellular WWAN access, a 34 mm ExpressCard slot, and SD reader, three USB 2.0 and a purported 8-hour battery life. The laptops (ThinkPad X61 and ThinkPad X61s) sport generally the same specs, though the X61 will offer a 2GHz T7300 Core 2 Duo. All the systems are powered by the Intel X3100. Base configuration prices will be $1,484, $1,474, and $1,779 for the ThinkPad X61, X61s, and X61 tablet PC respectively. The units are expeected to ship in June.