Enamored by the Lenovo X300, but craving Tablet PC features? How does the X200 sound? Engadget gathered some details on the upcoming X200 line from Lenovo and eagle-eyed jkOTR reader, Jalapeno, spotted an interesting tidbit. He told me to look in the "Managability" section of the Lenovo materials and what did I see? An UltraBase dock reference indicating that the accessory is common to the "X200, X200s and X200 Tablet". Unless this is a typo, it spells it out right there, no?
If correct, that means there’s a new, thin Tablet PC option coming to town. Not X300 thin, but not bad at .81" to 1.21" inches thin. Looks like a 12-inch WXGA device that weighs 2.94 pounds with the 4-cell battery included. That power pack is expected to last around 4 hours, while an optional 6- or 9-cell battery will get you an around 7- or 9 hours. I’m already thinking that Tablet users will have to judge between weight and battery life, not to mention the egronmics of a large battery sticking out.
The X200 won’t be a lightweight in the performance department: look for a up to a 2.4 GHz Centrino 2 from Intel on the inside along with SSD, just like the X300. WiMAX and GPS will be available options as well… sounds like it’s going to be a pretty penny. We’ll have to wait for official confirmation on the Tablet PC aspect, but the X200 series itself is clearly real. Thanks for the tip, Jalapeno!