IBM X41 Tablet PC Officially Announced

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IBM X41 Tablet PC Officially Announced

The FCC slipped up and released pictures of the IBM/Lenovo X41 Tablet PC a few weeks ago. We had actually test drove the device months ago and had to bit our tongues as information leaked out. But now the X41 Tablet is here and has IBM done Tablet right. The X41 is the lightest, most secure convertible tablet on the market.

The X41 Tablet is the lightest convertible on the market, coming in at only 3.5 pounds with a 12″ display. The battery life is tops as well, the longest of any 12″ tablet on the market. The display offers anti-reflective and anti-glare coatings to make viewing indoors especially clear. For expansion the X41 is compatible with the new X4 dock. The X41 Tablet will start shipping on June 14th. While the price hasn’t been announced yet, Lenovo has indicated it will be at the high end of the scale, presumably around $2200.

In our brief experience with the X41, we were simply overwhelmed by the size and stability of the unit. The hinge is strong, the keyboard fantastic and the case designed to take a tumble. For potential buyers where size, durability and quality are more important than price, the X41 Tablet will not be beat.

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ThinkPad X41 Tablet specifications

Processor – (Processor speed, Technology, Level 2 cache)
Intel Centrino Mobile Technology Intel Pentium M Processor LV 758 (1.5GHz, 90nm technology, 2MB L2 cache) or Intel Pentium M Processor ULV 753 (1.2GHz, 130nm technology, 2MB L2 cache) Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connections 802.11b/g or Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection 802.11a/b/g

Preloaded operating system – Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

– 12.1″ Super-Wide Angle FFS XGA TFT (1024 x 768), 180 nit

Hard disk drive – 20GB, 30GB, 40GB or 60GB 4200rpm

Memory (std/max)
– 256MB or 512MB/1536MB max PC2-4200 /533MHz (Runs at 400MHz) DDR2

Optical drive – 8X Max14 DVD, DVD/CD-RW Combo or DVD-RW/CD-RW (ThinkPad X4 Dock required, sold separately)

Video graphics – Up to 128MB of Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900

Integrated communications – Modem, Gigabit Ethernet, Intel 802.11b/g ThinkPad 11b/g or Intel 802.11a/b/g Bluetooth

Li-Ion battery life –
2.6 hrs (4-cell) up to 6.3 hrs (8-cell)

With optional extended-life battery –
5.0 hrs (4-cell) up to 8.5 hrs (8-cell)

Ports –
3 USB 2.0 (1 Powered USB 2.0); Infrared; expansion bus (for optional ThinkPad X4 Dock or ThinkPad X41 Series Extended Life Battery); external display; AC adapter; RJ-11; RJ-45; audio: headphone/line-out, external microphoneSlots1 Type I or 1 Type II PC Card slot with USB ExpressCard support via adapter, 1 Secure Digital Card

Active Protection System –

Embedded Security Subsystem 2.0 –

Keyboard –
Ergonomic keyboard (87 keys, 18.5mm vertical stroke and 18.2mm horizontal key pitch) with palm rest, TrackPoint pointing device with “Press-to-Select,” Internet Scroll Bar, intuitive volume control and Blue button

Dimensions –
1274 mm x 242 mm x 29-32 mm (4-cell)274 mm x 266 mm x 29-32 mm (8-cell)

Weight –
1.61 kg/3.5 lb (4-cell) or 1.84 kg/4.0 lb (8-cell)

Expansion –
Optional ThinkPad X4 Dock

Limited warranty –
3-year or 1-year system/1-year battery

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