Lenovo debuts ThinkPad X201 and W701 series laptops with Core i5, i7

Lenovo has announced a slew of new ThinkPad ultraportable workstations, equipped with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, most of which come with a lot of configurable options to the buyer's liking.

Lenovo has announced a slew of new ThinkPad portable workstations, equipped with Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, most of which come with a lot of configurable options to the buyer's liking.

Lenovo's new ThinkPad models are broken down into the X201 and W701 laptop lines. The X201 and X201s both come with 12.1-inch displays and options for either Core i5 or i7 processors. They're priced at $1,199 and $1,599, respectively.

The X201t (that's "t" for tablet) spices things up a bit with a rotating screen. It's powered by a Intel Core i7 processor and comes with a hard drive up to 320GB. It will retail for $1,549.

Full specs for the X201 and X201s:

  • CPU: X201: Intel Core i7-620M, i-5 540M, i5-520M
  • CPU: X201s: Intel Core i7-640LM, i7-620LM
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, support for DOS
  • Display: X201: 12.1” WXGA + LED display (16:10)
  • Display: X201s: 12.1” WXGA+ LED display (16:10)
  • Memory: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 GB
  • Storage: 5400 RPM SATA HD: 160, 250, 320/7200 RPM 320, 500/7200 RPM with Full Disk Encryption 250/SSD 80, 128 GB
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Available through external USB Optical Drive or Ultrabase. Ultrabase offers combo R/W DVD drive
  • ThinkPad Wireless BGN, Intel Centrino Wireless- N 1000 BGN, Advanced-N 6200 AGN, Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 AGN, Advanced –N+ WiMAX 6250 AGN, Bluetooth
  • Gigabit Ethernet, modem (optional), 3 USB, VGA, microphone/line-in, headphone/line-out, Expresscard slot (54mm), 5-1 media card reader with modem/3-1 media card with modem and no modem for weight optimization
  • 2.0 megapixel camera
  • Weight: X201: 2.89 lbs. (4-cell), 3.18 lbs. (6-cell), 3.52 (9-cell) lbs.
  • Weight: X201s: 2.48 lbs. (4-cell), 2.77 lbs. (6-cell), 3.11 (9-cell) lbs.
  • Battery Life: X201: 3.3 hours (4-cell), 6.6 hours (6-cell), 11 hours (9-cell)
  • Battery Life: X201s 3.6 hours (4-cell), 7.3 hours (6-cell), 12.2 hours (9-cell)

Specs for the X201t:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-640LM and 620 LM
  • Windows XP Professional, Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, support for DOS
  • Display: 12.1’ LED WXGA with wide angle viewing, 12.1” super bright outdoor LED WXGA with wide angle viewing, 12.1” multitouch LED WXGA with wide angle viewing Memory: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 8 GB
  • Storage: 5400 RPM SATA HD: 160, 250, 320 7200 RPM: 320, 500 7200 RPM with Full HD Encryption: 250 SSD: 80, 128 GB
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • Optical drive available through external USB Optical Drive or Ultrabase. Ultrabase offers combo R/W DVD drive
  • ThinkPad Wireless BGN, Intel Centrino Wireless N-1000 BGN, Advanced-N 6200 AGN, Ultimate-N 6300 AGn, Advanced N-WiMAX 6250 AGN, Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3 USB, VGA, microphone/line-in, headphone/line-out, Expresscard (54mm) slot, 5-1 MediaCard Reader with modem/3-1 with modem and no modem for weight optimization
  • 2.0 low-light megapixel camera, stereo speakers, noise cancelling dual array microphone, improved touch capability
  • Weight with 4-cell: 3.57 lbs
  • Weight with 8-cell: 3.95 lbs
  • Dimensions with 4-cell: 295mm x 228 x 26.5-33.3
  • Dimensions with 8-cell: 295 mm x 257 x 33.3
  • Battery Life with 4-cell: 3.5 hours
  • Battery Life with 8-cell: 7.9 hours
  • Active Protection System, military spec testing, shock mounted hard drives, spill resistant keyboard

Meanwhile, the W701 and W701ds (pictured) are both 17-inch notebooks, with either Intel Core i7-920 Extreme and Core i7-820 QM Quad Core processors and the option for either NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M or 3800M graphics. Both are equipped with a Wacom digitizer and a 2.1-megapixel built-in webcam.

Weighing in at a whopping nine pounds, the W701ds also boasts a dual-display set-up, although the second screen only measures 10.6-inches. They're priced at $2,199 and $3,799, respectively.

Full specs:

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-920 Extreme processor, i7-820 QM Quad Core
  • Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows Vista Ultimate 32, Windows XP Professional
  • Display: 17” WUXGA, WXGA+, 2nd display on W701ds is 10.6” WXGA
  • Memory: Up to 16 GB 1333 MHz DDR3
  • Storage: SSD: 80 GB/128 GB & HD: 250/320 at 5400 RPM; 160/320/500 at 7200 RPM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro FX 3800M, FX 2800M
  • W701 & W701ds: embedded X-Rite color calibrator & Wacom digitizer W701ds: dual display WLAN, WiMAX
  • VGA, DisplayPort, Duallink DVI, Ethernet RJ45, modem RJ11, IEEE 1394, headphone, microphone, 1 USB 3.0, 4 USB 2.0, 5-1 card reader, Express smartcard + 34mm/or compact flash, eSATA
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Weight: 8.973 lbs (W701)
  • Dimensions: 16.14” x 12.2” x 1.59”
  • Software: Windows 7 Professional & Vista Professional (64 bit), Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Office Ready 2007, Microsoft Windows Live toolbar and search, Intervideo WinDVD (DVD models only), Intervideo WinDVD Creator, McAffee Virus Scan Plus with 30 days virus definition updates, Creator Business Edition (combo models), Creator Business Edition with MYDVD (DVD burner), PC-Doctor diagnostics, Sun JRE, ThinkPad Utilities (Power Manager and Presentation Director), Huey Pro Color Calibration software

Release dates haven't been announced yet.

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