Monday, February 25, 2008

New ThinkPad fits into Apple envelope,
and has DVD drive

Last month Big Mac Steve Jobs caused celebration and salivation at MacWorld when he opened a basic manila business envelope and revealed a sexy, sleek and silver MacBook Air. It was lightweight, gorgeous, and minimalist -- lacking even a DVD drive and replaceable battery to save thickness and weight.

Now Lenovo, the Chinese company that took over IBM's PC division, has revealed its long-anticipated competitor in the envelope-size laptop market. Its not quite as thin as the MacBook Air, but it does a built-in DVD burner and other 21st century conveniences that Apple left out. It may lack some of the Apple sex appeal, but it's a more useful machine for most people.

The ThinkPad X300 has 13″ display with 1440 x 900 resolution, Intel Core 2 Duo processor operating at 2.0GHz, full keyboard, network jack, WiFi, four-hour battery life, and three USB ports. Options include GPS and cellphone modem. Base price is $2500. Manila envelope is not included.
This is a preview, not a review.

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