Lenovo today unveiled their ThinkPad X201 tablet laptop, what they claim to be the industry’s fastest ultraportable, and also the thinnest and lightest ThinkPad yet.
Clocking 2.66GHz with the Intel Core i7-620M on Turbo Boost, 4GB RAM and a 320GB 5,400 hard drive. Battery life is decent, Lenovo’s specs claim 11 hours of battery life on a 9-cell battery, a review by Engadget shows the 6-cell battery of the X201T lasting 4 hours and 16 minutes. Lenovo will offer a 4-cell battery model to take the bulk out of things.
What shines incredibly is the 12.1-inch, 1280 x 800-pixel resolution touch screen with SimpleTap. It’s “quite bright and lacks the greyness that’s sometimes symptom of the added touch layer.” says Engadget. Viewing angles are good, the 360-degree bi-directional hinge is solid, and the latch is strong with no movement or jiggle to keep it locked into tablet mode. Touchscreen response is quite good, with multitouch gestures, two finger scrolling, and pinch to zoom. Check the video below to see the response.
Prices for the Lenovo X201T start at around $1900 Americanos, they go on sale March 1st on Lenovo’s website. The X200 series tablets with Intel Core 2 Duo processors have seen a recent price drop and start at $1509.
Lenovo ThinkPad X201 Tablet Photo Gallery