Lenovo ThinkPad X201T tablet with Core i7 CPU coming soon?

Summary:Intel's latest launch of mobile processors is yielding more laptop refreshes, such as a number of Lenovo ThinkPads. Last week, the Core i3 CPU suited up for the new ThinkPad T410i, T410si and T510i, and now Engadget is reporting that the ThinkPad X201T convertible tablet will be available with a Core i7 processor.

Intel's latest launch of mobile processors is yielding more laptop refreshes, such as a number of Lenovo ThinkPads. Last week, the Core i3 CPU suited up for the new ThinkPad T410i, T410si and T510i, and now Engadget is reporting that the ThinkPad X201T convertible tablet will be available with a Core i7 processor.

While the X201T appears already to be on sale in Australia, it's just hit the FCC here in the States. The new CPU in question is the dual-core Core i7-620LM, which is packed inside along with 4GB of RAM and a 320GB hard drive. A 12.1-inch LED-backlit touchscreen is a holdover from the X200T and is par for the course in terms of (most) tablet PC display sizes; a fingerprint scanner and 8-cell battery appear to be other standard features. Current pricing for the X200T configs ranges from roughly $1,500 to $1,750—the updated model with new CPU may command a premium on those prices, however. Needless to say, no release date has been announced yet.

Topics: Processors, Hardware, Laptops, Lenovo, Mobility, Tablets

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