Windows key returns on new ThinkPads

Lenovo is updating two of its most popular ThinkPad notebook lines: the portable performance T-series and ultraportable X-series. Like the recent ThinkPad Z60, the new models also include Windows shortcut keys...finally!

The new ThinkPad T60s will be available with Intel's Duo (dual core) and Solo (regular) processors. The same also applies to the more svelte ThinkPad X60 series. Alternatively, X60s models will offer Intel Ultra Low Voltage (ULV) processors to help increase battery life even further.

The ThinkPad X60 has two open DIMM (upgradeable memory) slots able to house a total of 4GB of memory, although Lenovo advised that Windows can only actually address 3.2GB. Still, this is an improvement over the ThinkPad X41 which had one memory stick solded in causing its memory capacity to max out at 1.5GB. The X41 also uses a 1.8-inch hard disk with maximum speed of 4200-rpm and capacity of 60GB. The ThinkPad X60 sees improvements in this area courtesy of a 2.5-inch serial ATA hard disk that can operate at 7200-rpm and is available in capacities up to 100GB.

I noticed subtle improvements in ergonomics on both units including a more rounded palm rest and less distracting colors around the keyboard. The Access IBM button on each new ThinkPad range has been renamed ThinkVantage, but continues to provide an easy path to backup, recovery and system setting tools.

The new T and X ThinkPad ranges also now feature a third USB 2.0 port, FireWire, a shock mounted hard disk and have options to include a biometric finger print reader capable of BIOS level protection.

More particulars for each series should be available around Feb. 3, before Lenovo's intended launch date of Feb. 14.

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