Lenovo X220 and X220t now available
First introduced last month through a series of pdf files, Lenovo is now ready to ship its latest Sandy Bridge-equipped ThinkPads, the X220 and the X220t, as part of the X Series lineup. These two notebooks will be offering high processing power and plenty of connectivity options aimed at business users, all in a sturdy magnesium-alloy chassis that has become the norm for Lenovo’s highly regarded notebook brand.
The 12.5-inch X220 can be configured with up to a 2.7GHz Core i7-2620M, 8GB DDR3 RAM, a 160GB SSD or HDD, and an optional external battery for up to 23 hours of continuous use. Otherwise, the notebook will come standard with an IPS 1366x768 screen resolution, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 802.11n, USB 3.0, and a 45% larger trackpad compared to previous models. The IPS screen should definitely be a boon for users, as the technology has many advantages over more traditional TN screens including much improved color reproduction and wider viewing angles. The X220 starts at 2.9 lbs (1.31 kg) and $849.
The second new model is the 12.5-inch X220t, and as expected is the slick multitouch tablet version of the X220. This tablet PC comes only with a 2.1GHz Core i3-2310M processor, but will otherwise have much the same RAM configurations, graphics capabilities, and connectivity options as the X220, including the IPS screen. Battery life, while not as awe-inducing as the X220, should still last for up to 18 hours with Lenovo’s external battery pack. The X220t starts at 3.6 lbs (1.63 kg) and $1249.
Overall, these new ThinkPad additions are definitely noteworthy for their improved screen technologies and extreme battery lives, something business users would certainly welcome. Those who are in need for long lasting, high quality hardware should check out these two options here.