Lenovo’s ThinkPad X300 & Apple’s MacBook Air

Lenovo has recently announced ThinkPad X300, which is said to an ultra-portable, ultra-thin, ultra-light and ultra-functional notebook, less than 0.73 inches at its thinnest and just 2.93 lbs. It comes as a competitor to Apple’s MacBook Air.

The ThinkPad X300 has performance and convenience features like Integrated DVD burner, extended-life batteries up to 10 hours, easy connectivity with advanced wireless options plus Gigabit Ethernet, with 3 USB ports and microphone/headphone ports, solid state storage drives (SSD). The solid state storage drives have no moving parts, and consume less power and are considered less likely to break down than traditional hard drives. The X300 offers Wireless USB (UWB) and a Wireless WAN option that utilizes native GPS functionality built into the system. X300 offers select illuminated buttons, an integrated camera option and stereo speakers.

Comparing Notebook X300 and MacBook Air

Both the MacBook Air and the ThinkPad X300 has a 13.3-inches wide-screen and a full keyboard. Unlike the MacBook Air, the ThinkPad X300 comes with a built-in DVD drive, three USB ports, and removable battery. X300 Users can choose between either Windows XP or Windows Vista.

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While the X300 comes with a 64GB SSD, the Air has a 80GB HDD. X300 has a 1.2GHz Core 2 Duo processor and the Air has 1.6GHz and 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo processors. X300 price is higher than MacBook Air mostly because of the SSD.

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