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

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]