What's Lenovo going to put in its next ThinkPads? We can credit Gizmodo for posting the first report about the refreshed ThinkPad line in April, but props go to Engadget for posting detailed specifications for several of Lenovo's upcoming notebooks.
Starting with the ThinkPad X200—the 12" version of the ultra-light X300—that machine will have a 1280 x 800 display resolution, a 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo processor clocked at up to 2.4GHz, DDR3 RAM, up to 64GB of solid-state storage, up to 9.6 hours of battery life (with the nine-cell pack), a 1.3-megapixel camera, DisplayPort display output, and a weight of just 2.93 lbs (1.33 kg). Connectivity options will reportedly span WiMAX, Wireless WAN, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and ultra-wide band radio.
Engadget also has details of the new ThinkPad SL, T, and R series. The SL models will have 13.3", 14.1", and 15.4" display sizes, optional GeForce 9300 discrete graphics, optional Blu-ray, and FireWire. The T series will feature 14" and 15" panels, a choice of 64GB solid-state or 320GB mechanical storage, AMD Mobility FireGL V5700 graphics, and CPU speeds of up to 2.8GHz. Both the SL and T series will also have WWAN, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.
As for the R series, which has traditionally been more consumer-oriented than its siblings, new models will deliver 14" and 15.4" display sizes, up to 320GB of storage, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and optional Mobility Radeon 3470 graphics. You can see pictures of some of the new ThinkPads in Engadget's image gallery.
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