Lenovo Tegra 3 tablet, X130e notebook and plans for next-gen Ultrabooks leaked
We recently heard about Lenovo's hybrid Thinkpad-Android laptop, and we’re now hearing a ton of information about other upcoming products. According to multiple articles by The Verge and Engadget, Lenovo is planning on launching some new devices shortly, including a Tegra 3 tablet, the X130e ThinkPad and next-gen Ultrabooks in 2012.
Lenovo Tegra 3 Tablet
First up, Engadget is reporting that Lenovo will release yet another Android tablet, even though its current lineup hasn’t been the most successful. The new tablet appears to be equipped with NVIDIA’s latest quad-core Tegra 3 T33 processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and a shocking 2GB of 1,600 MHz DDR3 RAM. In addition, the 10.1” tablet also features a back-facing camera, a “Special Fusion-Skin Body” and a fingerprint scanner/optical joystick situated on the back of the device.
Thus far no release date or pricing info has been uncovered, but the device is expected by the end of the year.
ThinkPad X130e Notebook
Next in line Lenovo is working on an update to their X121e notebook, which will be known as the ThinkPad X130e according to The Verge. For the time being not much else is known about the notebook, but it appears to feature a more rugged design including a stronger keyboard, bezel, hinges and corners along with a rubber bumper. The 11.6” device should also weigh less than 4lbs. and provide around 8 hours of battery life, but no specific hardware info is yet known.
The X130e should be announced sometime this December.
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Next-Gen Lenovo Ultrabooks
Last but not least, The Verge also managed to get their hands on a roadmap for Lenovo’s 2012 notebook plans, and the company appears to be focusing on the Ultrabook segment of the market. According to the leaked roadmap, “premium” 13-inch and “mainstream” 14-inch Ultrabooks will be making their way out of Lenovo’s labs and onto the market in May or June of next year. The 13” and 14” notebooks will also start selling for $1,300 and $800 respectively.
On the other hand, Lenovo also appears to be working on “consumer” IdeaPad U notebooks along with “commercial” laptops that will revolve around Intel’s new Chief River platform and its 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs. These notebooks are expected to be available in March or April 2012 ahead of a possible Windows 8 launch in Fall of next year.
For images of the Lenovo tablet and more details, check out the source links below.