ThinkPad X300 to be joined by X200, X400, X500

Lenovo's freshly launched ThinkPad X300 ultra-thin notebook will get several siblings later this year, according to a news post on Gizmodo. The site says Lenovo plans to refresh its entire ThinkPad notebook lineup with new R-series, T-series, W-series, and X-series machines starting in June.

The enlarged X series line will include three new notebooks, Gizmodo explains: the 12" ThinkPad X200, the 14.1" ThinkPad X400, and the 15.4" ThinkPad X500. All three machines will haveprocessors based on Intel's 45nm process technology, and they'll come with both HSDPA and EVDO connectivity. Supposedly thanks to new nine-cell batteries, battery life will be "25% improved" over current offerings with six-cell batteries.

Other new ThinkPads will include R400 and R500 offerings at the entry level, T400 and T500 laptops in the mid range, and new "W-Series" machines in the mobile workstation department. Gizmodo says many if not all of those systems will feature LED backlighting, DDR3 memory, Turbo Memory chips, Blu-ray drives, nine-cell batteries, GPS connectivity, and optional solid-state drives. Production is set to kick off in May, with the new T-series offerings to come out first in June, followed by new R-series models in July and the enlarged X-series family in September.

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