Lenovo ThinkPad X300 Gets a Price, Available for Pre-Order

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The details of a rumored ThinkPad X300 leaked onto the web a couple of weeks ago.  It appears these rumors are confirmed as a Google product search reveals several retailers now selling the X300 for about $2,600.

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Online retailers such as BestBuy for Business, Provantage, and Bottom Line Telecommunications show the X300 available for pre-order.  A Google product search brings up other retailers.  The price at Best Buy for Business indicates the ThinkPad X300 to be $2,743.99, so we’re back to the days of premium priced ThinkPads.  With the high-end specs and premium design of the X300, this price is no surprise though.

The configuration available at Best Buy for Business indicates this X300 has a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo SL7100 processor, 2GB of RAM, DVD-RW optical drive, 13.3" WXGA+ display and 64GB SSD.  The earlier leak indicates goodies such as an LED backlit display, 3 USB ports, Wireless USB, WiMax, GPS and built-in web camera are all part of the package too.

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ThinkPad X300 image courtesy of Gizmodo

Consider that even with the price being in the $2,600 range for the X300, the Apple MacBook Air with SSD costs $3,098, so in that frame of reference things aren’t so bad!  SSD is just expensive, until prices there fall you’ll have to pay out for notebooks with this feature.

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