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Details surface for future ThinkPads: X200, SL, T and R series

Details surface for future ThinkPads: X200, SL, T and R series
Darren Murph
Darren Murph|June 8, 2008 9:40 PM

Hang on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen -- we've got a preposterously large helping of ThinkPad news coming at you tonight. We're talking details and photographs of the forthcoming X200, SL, T, and R series laptops, so without further adieu, let's get to know the X200 a touch better. Preliminary slides are hinting at the following hardware:
  • 12-inch WXGA panel
  • 45nm Core 2 Duo CPUs up to 2.4GHz
  • Intel Centrino 2 with vPro technology
  • SSDs up to 64GB
  • WiMAX / WWAN / GPS / WiFi / UWB / Bluetooth
  • Magnesium alloy top and bottom covers
  • 9.6-hours of battery life on the 9-cell pack
  • DDR3 RAM
  • 1.3-megapixel camera
  • DisplayPort connector
  • 3 USB ports
  • Starts at 2.93 pounds
If we've already got you hot and bothered, you should probably grab a dry towel before heading on past the break. There's more where this came from.

Highlights of ThinkPad SL Series:
  • SL300 / SL400 / SL500 models
  • 13.3-inch / 14.1-inch / 15.4-inch WXGA panels (SL500 has WSXGA+ option)
  • Core 2 Duo processors
  • Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD or discrete NVIDIA GeForce 9300 graphics
  • ExpressCard / FireWire / 3+ USB ports
  • Optional Blu-ray drive
  • WWAN / WiMAX / WiFi / Bluetooth / GPS
Highlights of ThinkPad T Series:
  • T400 / T500 models
  • 14-inch / 15-inch panels
  • Intel Centrino 2 with vPro up to 2.8GHz
  • Optional 64GB SSD / 320GB HDD
  • 512MB ATI Mobility FireGL V5700 graphics
  • DDR3 RAM
  • WWAN / WiMAX / WiFi / Bluetooth
Highlights of ThinkPad R Series:
  • 14.1-inch R400 / 15.4-inch R500 models
  • Montevina Penryn Core 2 Duo processors
  • Up to 320GB HDD
  • Up to 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD or discrete ATI Mobility Radeon 3470 graphics
  • 3 USB / FireWire / ExpressCard / VGA
As you can likely imagine, this is just the tip of the iceberg. For more proposed specifications and glances at Lenovo's (likely) forthcoming lappies, check out the gallery below.

[Thanks, Timothy]