Lenovo ThinkPad X1 could be coming soon

The new X1 looking to be Lenovo’s latest high-end entry in the thin-and-light X Series of ThinkPads.
Allen Ngo,

While the ThinkPad X300 model has been discontinued, Lenovo may be about to release its replacement soon.  The company is set to introduce the thin-and-light ThinkPad X1 sometime late this May, according to Swiss website

For a 13.3-inch notebook, the 0.85-inches thin ThinkPad X1 could be loaded with impressive specs. The notebook will reportedly come with a 2.5GHz Core i5-2520M processor, up to 8GB RAM, 160GB SSD, Intel Integrated Graphics, LED backlit keyboard, USB 3.0, both HDMI and DisplayPort, and a 720p front-facing camera. While expected battery life is unknown, the X1 may be able to recharge its RapidCharge battery up to 80% in under 30 minutes, according to Chinese website 51nb.

Perhaps the most noteworthy feature of the X1 is the durable and scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass protection for the 1366x768 resolution screen. After all, it wouldn’t be a ThinkPad without some added sturdiness. While unconfirmed, the screen may also be of the glossy type, judging from screenshots of the notebook. Hopefully, a matte finish option will be made available for those users uncomfortable with the gloss reflections.

The X1 is already listed on the Swiss retailer site for the equivalent of about $2900 USD, although it will almost assuredly retail for less when officially released in the U.S. If the May launch schedule holds true, stay tuned for official announcements from Lenovo regarding the X1 release in the coming weeks.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-04-23 (Update: 2019-04-30)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.