Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Ultra-Slim Notebook Available for Purchase in US

Lenovo’s new ultra-slim 13.3-inch notebook – the ThinkPad X1 series – is now available.

The business-use ruggedized ultraportable has 0.84-inch thin profile and starts at 3.7 pounds. It’s the thinnest laptop in the ThinkPad lineup and meets 8 military ruggedness standards. The configurations sold via Lenovo.com are powered by Intel’s 2.5GHz Core i5-2520M or 2.1GHz i3-2310M processor with integrated graphics. There’s a single RAM slot populated with a 4GB or 8GB memory module, as well as a 128GB or 160GB solid state drive, or a 320GB traditional HDD.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1

The X1 is the first ThinkPad to feature a display covered with damage-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass. The LED display is outdoor-viewable providing 350-nit brightness and has a resolution of 1366-by-768 pixels.

Regarding battery, the successor of the X300 series provides up to 5.2 hours of operation on a single charge. The battery life can be extended to 10 hours with an additional slice unit. In ths notebook, Lenovo uses RapidCharge technology, enabling users to charge the battery “to 80 percent in 30 minutes.”

Other notable features include a spill-resistant isle keyboard with backlight, Lenovo UltraNav trackpad and TrackPoint stick, Dolby Home Theater audio, a low-light sensitive webcam, optional Bluetooth 3.0, and optional Gobi 3000 mobile broadband.

The laptop has Wi-Fi and Gigabit Ethernet connections, a USB 3.0, a USB 2.0, and an eSATA/USB 2.0 port, HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort connectors, a fingerprint reader, and a 4-in-1 media card slot.

It runs Windows 7 Home Premium or Professional OS and starts at $1,199 at the Lenovo store.

Note: This article was published on April 23, 2011 and updated on May 25, 2011.

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