Lenovo X200t Tablet PC breaks cover

Ewdison Then - Aug 24, 2008

The first live photo of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X200t Tablet PC has appeared, not long after the existence of the ultraportable itself was confirmed by the FCC.  Looking unsurprisingly similar to the ThinkPad X61t it replaces, the convertible notebook has a pen-enabled touchscreen and seems to continue the traditional “built like a tank” design ethos.

Notable inclusions are the WWAN ‘hump’ on the top right edge of the screen, which is where the 3G radio antenna sits, and a webcam.  Lost in the process are the navdial, though it’s argued that the fingerprint scanner might act as a scrolling device as well as a security one, and there’s no trackpad for those less enamoured with Lenovo’s trackpoint navigation stick.

Still no official word on specs or release date from Lenovo themselves.  Previous leaks have suggested that the X200t will have a 1.86GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, 1GB of RAM (with a maximum 4GB supported), a 160GB SATA hard-drive and 12.1-inch 1280 x 800 display.  It will weigh just 4.17lbs with an 8-cell battery good for up to 7hrs use, run Windows Vista Home Premium and have a/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth and gigabit ethernet.

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