Look for Lenovo to release new ThinkPad ultraportable laptops refreshed with Intel's Sandy Bridge architecture. That includes the ThinkPad X220 laptop and X220 convertible tablet PC. In addition to Sandy Bridge, the ThinkPad X220 boasts an optional 12.5-inch IPS display (1366x768), up to 8GB of DDR3-1333 memory, and SSD options.
Externally, the redesigned ThinkPads sport a revamped design with a hinge-based latching system and a giant buttonless touchpad in a thinner body. The button-free touchpad is fast becoming a trend a next-generation laptops.
The X220 can be configured with up to a Core i7 2620M processor; aforementioned RAM; up to a 320GB 5400RPM hard drive, 250GB 7200RPM hard drive, or 160GB SSD; three USB 2.0 ports and a single (optional) USB 3.0 port; Wireless-N; and a 9-cell battery. Combined with the new ThinkPad external battery, Lenovo says you can expect up to 24 hours of run time on a single charge.
In short, it's a good looking, semi-rugged, well-spec'd, and and potentially lust-worthy IPS display. This is one we're looking forward to putting through its paces.
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