MSNBC reports that IBM has released the next generation notebook computer to replace the X40. The X41 features an updated processor (1.5 GHz Dothan), biometric fingerprint security, 512 MB RAM and a 40 GB hard drive. The whole package weighs just 2.7 pounds making it great for road warriors. Since the optical drive lives in the optional UltraBase Dock you will need one of those if that is important to you. Note that even with the dock attached to the X41 the whole enchilada weighs only 4 pounds.