The ThinkPad X100e is one of many laptops that Lenovo will be introducing in 2010 that has taken a completely new design direction. This model doesn’t constrain to the typical design elements of past Lenovo ThinkPads from years gone by, instead the X100e sports a radical new keyboard with chicklet keys, along with the multitouch touchpad. But none of these changes will hinder the overall quality we have come to expect from the durable and reliable ThinkPad laptops we have come to know and love. Lenovo promises that these keyboards are just as comfortable as their previous ThinkPad keyboards, and if anything they’ve just been improved. However, the traditional ThinkPad design will still be available on other new models.
Meanwhile, The new X100e is especially appealing with its sub 3lb weight and 11.6 inch display all for a price point starting below $500. Inside the system will sport an AMD Athlon Neo MV-40 / AMD M780G with ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics with other AMD Athlon Neo and Turion options available later on in the first half of 2010. Other specs include upto 4 GB max, 160 GB/250GB/320 GB 5400 RPM, ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics, stereo speakers, built-in mic, optional bluetooth, Ethernet, 4-in-1 card reader slot, upto 2 hours with a 3-cell 2.2Ah battery, and up to 5 hours with a 6-cell battery. Pricing for the ThinkPad X100e starts at a very affordable $449.
The ThinkPad X100e excels in the areas important to business users with professional-grade features, exceptional usability and outstanding mobility.