Originally posted on April 25, 2011 @ 1:15 pm
It’s the battle of the thinnest, slimmest, and lightest. Wherever you go these days, you see countless people tapping away on their keyboards, and it is but to be expected that more and more consumers will want a laptop that they can carry with them wherever they go. Hence the battle of the thinnest, slimmest, and lightest.
Computer manufacturer Lenovo is not going to allow itself to be left behind in this race. If the rumor mill can be believed, the latest Lenovo laptop is coming out soon, and it just might give the other thin laptops in the market a run for their money. Dubbed the Lenovo X1, the laptop is already being labeled as serious competition for the MacBook Air.
Of course, it still runs on Windows, but the specs are not to be downplayed:
- Intel Core i5-2520M processor (dual-core, 2.50GHz, – 3.20GHz,)
- Max 8GB RAM
- 160GB SSD
- 13.3″ LED 1366 x 768 Corning Gorilla Glass 350 NITS Outdoor Panel Intel Integrated HD Graphics
- High Definition Dolby Home Theater v4 audio
- 3G Mobile Broadband
- TrackPoint, UltraNav Touch Pad + Fingerprint Reader + HD-Camera
- Integrated Rapid Charge battery, will charge 2.5x faster than previous ThinkPad batteries, charging 80-percent in 30 minutes.
- 16.5mm-21.5mm thick
Now compare that to the lower model of the 13-inch MacBook Air.
- 1.86GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
- 2GB 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM – upgradeable to 4GB
- 128GB Flash Storage
- 17mm thick
As you can see, the X1 has a few things that may one-up the MacBook Air. And if it is indeed 16.5mm thick, it is even thinner than Apple’s baby! Here are a couple more shots to show you just how thin the X1 is.
Now we come to the million dollar question. How much is this MacBook Air competitor going to cost? Again, we are only going by the rumor mill – supposedly the Lenovo X1 will be approximately $2900 and will come out on May 20.