Best Buy leaks price for Lenovo's 'MacBook Air killer'

— 12:26 PM on February 8, 2008

Lenovo still hasn't announced its ThinkPad X300, but we already know a great deal about the upcoming ultraportable notebook. Detailed specifications and pictures leaked last month, suggesting the system would be outfitted with a 13.3" LED-backlit 1440 x 900 display, a 2GHz Core 2 Duo processor, a 64GB solid-state drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wireless WAN, a built-in GPS, and more. Today, we've noticed that Best Buy has listed the machine a little early, revealing the X300's price tag in the process.

The listing is for an X300 with 2GB of RAM and the 64GB solid-state drive, and Best Buy asks a hefty $2,743.99 for it. That kind of price tag isn't surprising, though, considering the high cost of SSDs today. Apple's MacBook Air may start at $1,799, but selecting a 64GB SSD instead of the default 80GB 4200 RPM hard drive immediately bumps the price up to $2,798. And the Air's specs are less impressive than the X300's—a 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo, 1280 x 800 display, and no Wireless WAN or GPS.

The X300 could end up a nicer deal than the Air for some, although Lenovo will undoubtedly have to offer a version of the machine with a regular hard drive in order to sway users with shallower pockets. (Thanks to Engadget for the tip.)

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