Intel Opens Door for Army of MacBook Air Clones

Muffled by the cacophony of like a million » 8/22/08 1:30pm 8/22/08 1:30pm netbooks and that'll power at the Intel Developer Forum was for ultra-thin notebooks-i.e., the dwarven chips that made the MacBook Air possible. Now that everybody can snag them, expect a surge of that can suck in their gut to fit into . and already use the new chips.…

Rumor: New Dell Inspirons Take Shot At Macbook Air, Lenovo X300

While Apple and Lenovo may have started the latest thin laptop trend, Engadget reports that Dell is entering the ring with their Inspiron 1435, 1535 and 1735. The three laptops are said to share a similar design, with a graduated thickness from 1 to about 1.5 inches. With processors up to Core 2 Duo 2.16GHz, each… » 5/08/08 12:50pm 5/08/08 12:50pm

Lenovo's Entire New ThinkPad Line Leaked, X300 Gets Siblings

A few months back, we broke news on Lenovo's ultra-thin, ultra-functional X300 laptop. Now we've gotten an update on what the company's been up to during the interim. All of their lines are seeing a major refresh, but the biggest news is that starting this September, the famous X300 will have a family. » 4/10/08 5:49pm 4/10/08 5:49pm

Lenovo's Official X300 Comparison vs. MacBook Air Shows Why It's Better…

You saw the 5 takes on the Lenovo X300, the X300 benchmarked vs. the MacBook Air, and even Mossberg's review, but what does Lenovo think about the comparisons between the two laptops? Well, obviously, they think their machine is better, but the reasons given for why it's better appeals to Lenovo's core audience—the… » 2/28/08 1:55pm 2/28/08 1:55pm

Lenovo X300 Benchmarked Versus MacBook Air

Although Mossberg's Lenovo X300 vs. MacBook Air fight compared things like weight, portability, inputs and functionality, it didn't compare the thing that power users care about—performance—in absolute numbers. Notebook Review did. In their CPU benchmark, the Air finished the test in 68 seconds while the X300 took an… » 2/22/08 3:20pm 2/22/08 3:20pm

Backstory and Teardown of the Lenovo X300 (Components By Weight!)

Here's an interesting bit: The Lenovo x300 almost had the old IBM butterfly keyboard of old. This detail and others were revealed in a Businessweek cover story on the ultrathin, quickly being recognized as the antithesis to the Apple Air. The piece has a lot of other interesting background, like the above info graphic… » 2/18/08 7:10pm 2/18/08 7:10pm

Ultralight Lenovo X300 Series Thinkpad Leaked

It appears that Lenovo have themselves a new ultralight X300 series Thinkpad—and outside of the price and release date, we have all of the specs that you need to know. At a glance, some of the major features include: a 13.3-inch LED backlit 1440X900 screen, an ultralight 2.5 pound form factor, and Intel Merom Santa… » 1/18/08 7:00pm 1/18/08 7:00pm