WiMAX coming to Lenovo ThinkPad X100e, ThinkPad Mini 10 and ThinkPad Mini 11


FCC filings by Intel today reveal that Lenovo has a WiMAX version of its ThinkPad X100e in the works.  Pictured above, the device relies on Intel’s 622ANXHMW card for WLAN, WiMAX and Bluetooth connectivity.

A closeup of markings on the X100e, below, reveal that the device is manufactured by Lenovo’s OEM partner Quanta Computer Inc. – no surprise there.  Interestingly, Lenovo’s ThinkPad Mini Series is also identified next to ThinkPad X100 series notebooks, suggesting that these devices are essentially based on the same platform.

The ThinkPad Mini series has already made an appearance on the FCC back in December of 2009, and the Mini 10 later showed up in Australia.  Given that these devices are listed under “Lenovo (Japan) Limited,” Mini 10 and Mini 11 devices may just be regional variations of the X100 platform.

We don’t have any word on pricing or a release date yet, but we’ll keep you posted.


Lenovo U610 notebook appears on Intel FCC filing


A new notebook called the Lenovo U610 appeared on the FCC today, thanks to a filing by Intel.  The U610 is listed as a host for Intel’s Centrino Wireless-N module that provides 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity.

Lenovo’s U-series notebooks currently offer Intel Core 2 Duo processors running at 1.3 GHz.  The naming convention for the U-series suggests that the U610 will have a screen in the 16” range.

We don’t know much else at this point, but today’s FCC filing suggests that Lenovo will soon announce a new addition to its U-series lineup.

Another dual-display ThinkPad coming from Lenovo?


This Lenovo notebook showed up on the FCC today thanks to Wistron Corporation.  The test report indicates that this notebook will sport a Wacom Digitizer.  This is reminiscent of the massive Lenovo ThinkPad W700, which featured a large digitizer next to the trackpad. 

Other tidbits from the test report include mentions of a dual display configuration which includes both a 17” and 10.6” LCD displays.  Also note the Intel 2.0 GHz processor, which, according to Engadget, suggests the presence of a Quad Core i7-920XM under the hood.

Although this notebook sounds massive, these specs are quite compelling and almost certainly worth the extra bulk for those of you who truly need a desktop replacement notebook.


New 10.1” laptop coming from Lenovo?


FCC filings made today by Wistron Corporation seem to reveal a new laptop coming from Lenovo.  According to the filings, the device is currently known as the 0251.


Antenna placement filings reveal that the device has a 10.1 inch screen.  Profiles of the laptop show a slick tapered design that appears to be quite thin.

In addition to a couple of USB ports and a 3-1 media slot, the 0251 will also feature a mini HDMI port – hopefully this indicates that the device will have decent graphics.  Also, the 0251 will have a ton of connectivity options, including WiFi, Bluetooth and 850/1900 HSDPA data.

The FCC filings don’t reveal any information about the 0251’s processor, memory, graphics or hard drive.  However, Lenovo’s only 10.1” notebook at the moment is a netbook with a 1.6 GHz Atom.

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Lenovo ConstantConnect makes your laptop and BlackBerry play nice


Here’s an interesting, but somewhat confusing product from Lenovo called ConstantConnect.  It interfaces with your BlackBerry and laptop to ensure that your notebook and mobile email inboxes are in sync.

ConstantConnect can send or receive email on behalf of your notebook through a Bluetooth connection with your BlackBerry.  This is valuable when your notebook is suspended or powered down.

It’s an innovative solution for a problem that I’m sure a few people have.


Meet the Montevina-powered Lenovo U150


Lenovo slipped their U150 through the FCC tonight.  It measures 11.5 by 7.6 by .94 inches and weighs in at a respectable 3 pounds.  Specs include an Intel Montevina SFF ULF BGA processor (SFF stands for small form factor), an 11.6 inch HD LCD display, 1.3 MP camera and a ton of ports like USB, eSATA and HDMI.  According to the users manual, WWAN and WiMAX versions of the U150 can be expected.

It’s not a bad looking device at all, although I’m not sure if the cover is faux leather or just textured plastic.  The latter would be preferable IMO.


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