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Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Ultra-portable Notebook Available for Preorder

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    The Lenovo ThinkPad X300 ultra-portable notebook with a 13.3-inch LED backlight display (1440x900 pixels), Intel Core 2 Duo ULV 2GHz CPU, Intel GMA X3100 integrated graphics, a 64GB solid state drive, 2GB DDR2 PC2-5300 memory, and an ultra-thin DVD burner is now available for preorder at select retailers. The X300 was first mentioned not long ago after Apple announced its MacBook Air. This model is supposed to be Lenovo's direct MacBook Air competitor. Aside from the main hardware specs, ThinkPad X300 offers built-in 802.11n wireless module, a Gigabit Ethernet connection, broadband wireless and WiMax support, Ultra-WideBand (UWB) technology, integrated web camera, fingerprint reader and more. Major online retailers such as BestBuy ($2,743.99) and Buy.com ($2,939.99) are starting to take preorders now.

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    Thats a sweet notebook, Im waiting for the solid state drives to come down in price and up in capacity before I get one though!

    And a 14 x 9 on a 13" screen is awesome! my 17 on my laptop on runs 14 x 9! I wish I had gotten one with 1650x1080 but its to late now.

    And wow, ~2800 bucks for a laptop is very expensive. I paid 750 for mine, and I have a 2.0Ghz x2, 2 gigs ram, 160gig HD(upgraded to a 320) and a 17" monitor. I guess with the Draft N and the solid state and the overall weight and size its worth it, but I could never bring myself to pay that price
     
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    I think the cost is mostly the solid state drive.
     
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    And the 13.3 LED screen
     
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    oh its an LED backlight, thats cool i didnt see that. I hear its much nicer on the battery then

    and arent those solid state drives still like 1400 bucks for a 64 gig?
     
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    Exactly why Polaris573 said that most of the price is the SSD only. ;) Right now single 2.5" 64GB SSD costs from 1300$ to around 2k$.
     
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    cool(thanks for rubbing it in), has anyone seen a LED monitor yet? Can you see a difference?
     
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    Overall Thinking advice

    hey you all,

    SSD is not for the average joe, like MacBookAir as proven and 1,8" HDD can beat the performance per Watt of SSD. We have to wait until a SSD on 32nm or less to really compete with price per GB.....
     
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    to me its more about the no moving parts
     
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    Yeah, shock proof, no need to defrag, access times are cut down, and it's capable of maintaining higher throughput speeds, along with being efficient with power.
    It's still a relatively new tech out on the market, especially compared to the HDD, which is over 50 years old now, so it's not surprising it's not quite worth it at the moment.

    LED monitors are good though. Wish I had configured my m1330 with one, but like asb, with the screen res, it's a bit late now. Also didn't help it was a bit too expensive for something that would give me an extra 10 mins battery life, and only 50cd/ms more brightness (which I'm not bothered about, I don't use it on full brightness anyhow).
    The resolution of 1440x900 is nice, and hopefully gives less trouble than using 1280x800 in Linux, which has been annoying the crap out of me to configure properly.
     
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    1,8"

    I have to say...

    I think that is the first time that we have a laptop with a 1,8" HDD... Did you think on that..
     
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    not to concerned, Ive seen alot of those fail in ipods. Never been to pleased with them. I like my nano because its flash based, especially in mp3 players, I prefer a solid state over moving parts.

    I hear yah with them being faster though
     
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    when it comes to laptops I would really prefer drives with no moving parts, I have to service laptops for our field guys(superintendents for a general contractor), and these guys dont understand that the drives cant be shaken around. I have had to replace 9 HD's since last july
     
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    hmmm

    back on threat...

    Lenovo sucks......

    I would like a powerfull Mac Tablet than this Leonovo..
    Yes, Iam an Apple fanboy, Iam sorry...
     
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    its all good, and Im totally on the PC side, its an arguement that cant be won by either of us, so lets just call it a draw.
     
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    Saying something sucks without reason then using "yea, I'm a fanboy" as an excuse doesn't leave you exempt from being an incoherent douchebag.
     

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