Lenovo officially launches its two new devices of the ThinkPad X Series line-up – the ThinkPad X220 Laptop and the Convertible Tablet. The ThinkPad X220 laptop features a 12.5 inch display and comes with the Intel Core i-series processors. Lenovo seems to have decided that the notebook’s 12.5 inch displays falls in between netbooks and full sized computers, offering portability as well as room for a full-sized keyboard and a high resolution display. The company has launched these notebooks, giving more importance for a longer battery life.
The ThinkPad X220 laptop will ship with a standard 6 cell battery that provides up to 9 hours and an upgrade to a 9 cell battery is available, which gives upto 15 hours of run time. There’s also an external battery option available for $179, which provides up to 24 hours of run time. It also comes with an optional IPS screen which provides wide viewing angles and an optional WiMAX and 3G modems.
ThinkPad X220 Notebook Specifications
- 12.5 inches LED backlit display with 1366 x 768 resolution
- Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processor
- Intel Huron River platform
- Weight: 1.3kg(2.86 pounds)
- Up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM
- Up to 320GB hard disk drive or 160GB of solid state drive
- Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity
- 3 USB 2.0 ports
- USB 3.0 port(optional)
- 54mm Express Card slot
- SD card slot
- buttonless touchpad (aka ClickPad)
- 720p webcam
- dual digital microphones to enable noise cancellation
- VGA, Display ports
The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Tablet also comes with similar features as that of the notebook. The tablet comes with a standard 12.5 inch IPS display, with an optional Gorilla Glass and Infinity Glass. The X220 Notebook and the X220 Tablet comes with a price tag starting at $899 and $1,199, respectively and are expected to arrive in the month of April.