Lenovo's ThinkPad X201 convertible tablet PC is now available for order on their website. The X201 features a serious CPU bump from the X200 and offers three display options: the standard wide-view LED backlit LCD (270 nit brightness), the multi-touch plus active digitizer and the outdoor viewable (400 nit brightness) option.
The standard machine configuration includes a 2.13GHz Intel Core i7 640LM low power dual core, 4 thread CPU that can ramp up to 2.9GHz. supports virtualization and consumes on 25 watts (that's pretty low).
It uses DDR3 1066MHz RAM up to 8 gigs, has Intel GMA HD integrated graphics and comes with Intel WiFi 802.11n, Bluetooth and gigabit Ethernet. Mobile Broadband is optional.
Here's our 9 minute video review of the Lenovo ThinkPad X201 tablet. It's no doubt a lust-worthy tablet in terms of build quality and display. Ours has the outdoor viewable option, and we take it outside under sunny skies to test it out. We also take a walk around the machine and compare it with the HP Touchsmart TM2 which costs half the price but can't compete when it comes to display quality.
Our full written review will come next week. Feel free to post questions
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview