Of Lenovo Launches and Leaks

Mari Silbey —  January 4, 2010

Lenovo x100e ultra portable AMD Neo netbook

Lenovo queued up a slew of announcements for CES this year, but while the press releases were scheduled for January 4th and 5th, Lenovo news was leaked all over the Net this weekend. For the ThinkPad line, Engadget reported first on a new X100e ultraportable netbook with an 11.6″ display and an AMD processor. Then our friend Brad Linder over at Liliputing posted complete specs along with a note that the AMD processor can be, optionally, one of three CPUs from the Neo platform. The Neo platform is designed for high-performance video, but may negatively impact battery life.

Lenovo ThinkPad Edge WiMAXAlso in the ThinkPad line is the new ThinkPad Edge. The Edge, according to the now-live product page, includes a dual-core CPU, Windows 7, Bluetooth, and optional 3G and WiMAX connectivity, among other features.

There are further rumors circulating of a new Lenovo smartbook, the Skylight. Stay tuned for details as they emerge, and some hands-on reporting from CES. I am planning to upgrade my Asus Eee 1000HA later in the year. And primary research is necessary.