updated 09:25 am EDT, Wed March 11, 2009
Lenovo VAIO P Rival
Lenovo is gearing up a competitor to Sony's VAIO P, a leak from within Lenovo's Beijing offices shows. The Chinese Engadget branch has obtained an image which shows a very wide but narrow netbook-sized PC that, like Sony's system, would have a trackpoint for control. The system would, however, have a tan leather back like the ThinkPad Reserve Edition and also appears to have a camera and controls to either side of the display.
Specifications for the system aren't known, though it shows a Windows key on the keyboard; the computer's size would also likely dictate an Intel Atom chip. It's also unclear whether the PC is intended as a production model or is a concept. The ThinkPad Reserve was produced as a limited-run notebook for executives that came with special support above and beyond Lenovo's usual warranty.