Lenovo Unveiled ThinkPad X300 Notebook

Lenovo today unveiled its highly-anticipated ThinkPad X300 notebook PC, designed for today’s most demanding road warriors, and the thinnest and lightest full-function notebook in its class1. The ultra-thin, ultraportable ThinkPad X300 notebook measures less than 19 millimetres at its thinnest point, and has a starting weight as low as 1.33kg2. The ThinkPad X300 notebook starts at SGD 4,412. It is available immediately through Lenovo business partners.

SINGAPORE, February 27, 2008 – Lenovo today unveiled its highly-anticipated
ThinkPad X300 notebook PC, designed for today’s most demanding road warriors,
and the thinnest and lightest full-function notebook in its class1. The
ultra-thin, ultraportable ThinkPad X300 notebook measures less than 19
millimetres at its thinnest point, and has a starting weight as low as 1.33kg2.

The ThinkPad X300 combines a number of leading technologies such as solid-state
drive (SSD) storage, a LED backlit display, ultralong battery life and enhanced
wireless connectivity. Rated ‘Gold’ by the Electronic Product Environmental
Assessment Tool (EPEAT) for its superior environmental attributes, it also
features a number of environmentally-conscious technologies, such as low-voltage
processors.

“The ThinkPad X300 notebook marks a major milestone for the ThinkPad family,"
said Ronnie Lee, Country Manager, Relationship Business, Lenovo Singapore.
“ThinkPad has been pioneering notebook PC design for more than 15 years, raising
the bar on innovation, and focusing on the core needs of ThinkPad users, namely
quality, reliability and functionality. Our customers told us that they wanted a
notebook that was amazingly thin and light, but that they still wanted their
battery options, their USB ports and of course, their DVD burner. Well, the
waiting is over, and it’s all there in the ThinkPad X300, our thinnest and
lightest ThinkPad ever."

Designed for Maximum Mobility & Performance
The versatile ThinkPad X300 notebook PC offers models that can be configured for
extreme portability starting at just 1.33kgs or maximum battery life of up to 10
hours3 or a balance between the two with a convenient built-in DVD burner. With
its compact, thin and light design, the notebook packs a powerful punch,
providing a full suite of innovative features to meet users’ mobile computing
needs.

Expanded Multimedia: The ThinkPad X300 notebook offers an optional built-in 7
millimetres slim DVD burner for easy, flexible, on-the-go multimedia
capabilities. It also includes stereo speakers, a digital microphone and an
integrated camera.

Extreme Durability: Constructed with advanced carbon and glass fiber, the
ThinkPad X300 notebook’s Next Generation ThinkPad Roll Cage helps protect the
notebook from falls and drops that can occur in mobile environments. These same
materials are used in building airplanes and Formula One race cars to help
reinforce their structure without adding additional weight.

Ultimate Wireless Connectivity: Users have a variety of connectivity options
at their fingertips including models designed for WLAN4 and GB Ethernet.

Clearer, Crisper Viewing Experience: The notebook’s 33.8 cm LED backlight WXGA+
high resolution display provides brighter and more energy-efficient performance
than LCD displays.

Enterprise-Level Security: Equipped standard with an integrated fingerprint
reader, I/O port disablement and 32-byte password protection, the notebook
offers a layered security approach to help protect data and unauthorized access.

Enhanced Performance and Data Protection: The notebook comes equipped with a 4.6
cm 64 GB SSD that provides more than twice the performance of a regular 6.4 cm
hard drive.. With no moving parts, the technology offers more than four times
greater shock resistance as well as greater energy efficiency than traditional
hard disk drives and contributes to the notebook’s thin and light design.5 The
notebook also comes with the latest Intel® Centrino® with vPro™ technology, up
to 4 GB memory and Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies.

“The challenge we shared with Lenovo in its development of the ThinkPad X300 was
in making things small without losing key capabilities, such as performance and
battery life," said Mooly Eden, corporate vice president and general manager,
Intel Mobile Platforms Group. "Intel’s contribution included developing
packaging technology that enabled us to shrink the Intel Centrino platform by
more than 50 percent, yet retain its high performance and low energy
consumption."

In its first big test out the gate, the ThinkPad X300 notebook PC will support
team members on the official aircraft of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Torch Relay as
it launches a demanding 137,000-kilometer, five-continent "marathon" next month.
Often departing from torch relay cities late at night and arriving at the next
city in the early hours of the morning, and with no margin for error, the torch
team will rely on ThinkPad technology to support nearly 22,000 torchbearers, in
more than 130 cities worldwide.

Designed for the Environment
Rated Gold by EPEAT, the ThinkPad X300 notebook stands out as one of the most
environmentally-responsible PCs in the industry. Lenovo designed the notebook to
include environmentally-conscious technologies such as energy-efficient SSD and
arsenic-free LCD glass and mercury-free LED displays. The energy-efficient LED
display helps the ThinkPad X300 notebook achieve up to 35 percent lower power
consumption than previous models. Lenovo also uses recyclable packaging.

Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad X300 notebook starts at SGD 4,412. It is available immediately
through Lenovo business partners.

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