We're not sure what's up with Lenovo's cone of silence, but despite the lack of a press release, formal announcement, or any other ballyhooing, the company's new ThinkPad X220 laptop and X220 convertible tablet are both ready to order on Lenovo's website. Pricing starts at $849 for the X220i, which sports an Intel Core i3 2310M processor, $949 for the X220 built around Intel's Core i5 2410M chip, and $1,249 for the X220 Tablet (Core i3 2310M processor).
Maybe the most intriguing of these is the convertible X220 Tablet. This thing sports a 12.5-inch multitouch HD screen (1366x768 resolution) with LED backlighting, Intel HD 3000 graphics, 4GB DDR3-1333 memory, 250GB hard drive, and Windows 7 Professional 64-bit. Twist the IPS screen around and the notebook turns into a tablet with up to 18 hours of battery life on a single charge.
The more traditional ThinkPad X220 laptop is essentially the same beast, minus the swivel screen. Both setups can be customized with more powerful components, including faster processors, more memory, larger hard drive (or SSD option), and other odds and ends.
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