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Lenovo Takes on MacBook Air (Again) With ThinkPad X301

The Tech Herald, DailyTech

Six months after Lenovo unveiled the ThinkPad X300 laptop, its first challenge to Apple's MacBook Air, expect an ultraportable follow-up from the vendor: the ThinkPad X301.The new laptop, due out Aug. 26, will come equipped with either an ULV Intel Core 2 Duo U9300 (1.2 GHz) or U9400 (1.4 GHz) processor, support for DDR3 memory, and a standard 64-GB or optional 128-GB solid-state drive. Weighing 3 pounds and measuring 1-inch thick, the ThinkPad X301 also includes a 13.3-inch LED backlit display, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ultra-Wideband technologies (Lenovo says WiMax will be added to the list later this year), GPS on models with high-speed mobile broadband, and an improved Access Connections tool to ease setup of Internet and network connections.

The ThinkPad X301 will start at $2,599.The Tech Herald, DailyTech

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