Lenovo introduced the ThinkPad X100e, a new 11.6" with the AMD Neo MV-40 processor. The system starts at $449 and features Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics, up to 4GB RAM, up to 320GB 5400RPM HDD, 802.11n WiFi, multi-touch touchpad, a trackpoint, low-light-sensitive webcam, and optional Bluetooth and 3G connectivity. The system has a thickness of 0.59" to 1.16", and weighs 2.99lbs with the standard 3-cell battery. Switching to a 6-cell battery will increase the weight to 3.31lbs.
Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad X100e, the company’s first professional-grade ultraportable laptop starting below $500. The introduction pioneers a new category of PCs for today’s business users that blends professional performance, usability and design with new color options, such as Heatwave Red, at an extremely affordable price. The X100e also represents the first time Lenovo and AMD have collaborated to offer AMD processors on ThinkPad laptops and to leverage AMD’s VisionPro branding.
“By listening to our customers, we identified an opportunity to create a new type of ultraportable laptop for business users,” said Sam Dusi, vice president, ThinkPad Product Marketing. “Customers asked us for low cost and extreme portability without sacrificing usability or the manageability needed to run a business. By expanding the ultraportable ThinkPad X Series to reach prices under $500, the X100e delivers on all counts.”
The ThinkPad X100e excels in the areas important to business users with professional-grade features, exceptional usability and outstanding mobility.
* Professional-Grade Features – Equipped with choices of AMD Athlon Neo single and dual core processors and Turion dual core processors1, the X100e provides strong performance needed for multitasking and running typical office applications. It also has the performance needed to support corporate operating systems like Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. The X100e comes with Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies, hardware-software tools that help customers deploy, manage and maintain their PCs. The laptop features global availability and technical support along with a variety of warranty options.
* Exceptional Usability and Design - Lenovo designed the small and compact X100e to be incredibly comfortable to use. An 11.6 inch high definition display provides ample screen real estate, and an ISO full-size keyboard with a multitouch touchpad and Trackpoint make navigation easy. The new contemporary keyboard design features enlarged keys, removal of rarely used keys like System Request and the embedded number pad. The X100e also brings color to ThinkPad with a new choice of Heatwave Red in addition to Midnight Black models.
* Outstanding Mobility - The X100e maximizes mobility with models starting under three pounds. For wireless connectivity on the go, the laptop comes with 802.11n WiFi and optional Bluetooth and 3G.
Based on VISION Pro Technology from AMD, the X100e delivers outstanding value and performance on visual productivity applications vital to today’s business.