March 2, 2008 The new Lenovo ThinkPad X300 is an ultra-thin, ultra-portable notebook that measures less than three-quarters of an inch at its thinnest point. It combines leading technologies such as solid-state drive storage, LED backlit display, long battery life, enhanced wireless connectivity, an integrated fingerprint reader and has been rated Gold by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) for its superior environmental attributes. The versatile ThinkPad X300 notebook PC offers models that can be configured for extreme portability starting at just 2.9 pounds, or maximum battery life of up to 10 hours or a balance between the two. It also offers an optional built-in 7-millimeter slim DVD burner and includes stereo speakers, a digital microphone and an integrated camera.
Constructed with advanced carbon and glass fiber, the same materials used in building airplanes and Formula One race cars to help reinforce their structure without adding additional weight, the ThinkPad X300 notebook’s "Roll Cage" helps protect the notebook from falls and drops that can occur in mobile environments. The notebook’s 13.3-inch LED backlight WXGA+ high resolution display provides brighter performance and helps the ThinkPad X300 achieve up to 35 percent lower power consumption than previous models. Equipped standard with an integrated fingerprint reader, I/O port disablement and 32-byte password protection, the notebook offers a layered security approach to help protect data and unauthorized access. Users also have a variety of connectivity options at their fingertips including models designed for WiMax, when the technology becomes available, as well as ultra-wideband/wireless USB, WWAN , WLAN and GB Ethernet. US models also offer built-in GPS functionality when teamed with a Verizon WWAN card.
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The notebook comes equipped with a 1.8-inch 64 GB SSD that provides more than twice the performance of a regular 2.5-inch hard drive. With no moving parts, the technology offers more than four times greater shock resistance as well as greater energy efficiency than traditional hard disk drives and contributes to the notebook’s thin and light design. The unit also comes with the latest Intel Centrino with vPro technology and up to 4 GB memory, the ThinkPad X300 notebook stands out as one of the most environmentally-responsible PCs in the industry. Lenovo designed the notebook to include environmentally-conscious technologies such as energy-efficient SSD and arsenic-free LCD glass and mercury-free LED displays – all factors that helped the X300 gain a Gold rating from the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT).
The ThinkPad X300 notebook PC will support team members on the official aircraft of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay as it launches a demanding 137,000-kilometer, five-continent "marathon" next month. The torch team will rely on both ThinkPad and Ideapad technology to support nearly 22,000 torchbearers, in more than 130 cities worldwide.
Non Olympic torch bearers can get the ThinkPad X300 notebook now through Lenovo business partners and Lenovo.com from approximately US$2,799.