updated 12:35 pm EDT, Wed June 11, 2008
Lenovo R400, R500 specs
Specifications have been learned for two upcoming Lenovo notebooks, according to Notebook Italia. Both are said to be intermediary computers for the transition to Intel's Centrino 2 platform, and a replacement for Lenovo's current ThinkPad R61. Each has the option of a Core 2 Duo or Celeron M processor, matched to a PM45, GM45 or GL45 motherboard; the systems also support up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 320GB 5400rpm hard drive or a 200GB 7200rpm drive. Wireless technologies should include options for Bluetooth, WiMAX, and 802.11b/g or a/g/n.
Differences in fact consist mostly of size, as the R400 is a compact 14.1-inch notebook, while the R500 measures a standard 15.4 inches. The R500 adds DisplayPort video in addition to VGA, but is limited to 128MB on its optional Mobility Radeon HD 3470, instead of the 128 or 256MB choices on the R400. Prices and release dates are currently unknown.