Good news for those saving up to nab one of Lenovo's ThinkPad X300 "MacBook Air killers." Engadget reports that Lenovo has slashed the price of the base X300 from $2,741.25 to a somewhat more palatable $2,580. That model features a 13.3" 1440 x 900 LED-backlit display, 1.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SL7100 processor, 1GB of RAM, 64GB solid-state drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and two three-cell batteries—one in the battery compartment and another in the drive bay. The machine has no DVD drive, though, and Lenovo quotes a lead time of "more than 4 weeks."
In related news, Engadget has also nabbed pictures of the X300's upcoming little brother, the ThinkPad X200. Not so surprisingly, the machine looks like a teenier version of the X300, but Lenovo has shrunk the wrist rest quite significantly and removed the touchpad. The only pointing device left is the classic TrackPoint.
According to specs leaked earlier this month, the ThinkPad X200 will have a 12", 1280 x 800 display, a 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo CPU running at up to 2.4GHz, DDR3 memory, up to 64GB of SSD storage, up to 9.6 hours of battery life, and ample wireless connectivity options (including WiMAX and Wireless WAN). The system will reportedly weigh in at 2.93 lbs (1.33 kg).