Thinkpad fan in the Philippines, in case you haven't been visiting laptop shops lately, you'd be glad to know that the Thinkpad netbook killer - Lenovo Thinkpad X100e - is now out in the country!
In fact, it's been here for quite some time already -- so please consider this post as but a Philippine price update for the notebook:
"By listening to our customers and observing market trends, we identified an opportunity to create a new type of ultraportable laptop for business users. Customers asked us for low cost and extreme portability without sacrificing usability or the manageability needed to run a business. By expanding the ultraportable ThinkPad X Series to reach prices under $500, the X100e delivers on all counts."
- Sam Dusi, Vice President, ThinkPad Product Marketing
You can get your very own Thinkpad X100e notebook in the Philippines for only around Php 34,000 at authorized Lenovo retailers nationwide. With that amount, you get these specifications:
1.6 Ghz AMD Athlon Neo X2 MV-40 - Single Core - 512KB
ATI Radeon HD 3200 IPG 128MB
11.6 " HD AntiGlare Screen with integrated camera 1366x768
ThinkPad 11b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless
Bluetooth Version 2.1 + EDR
2 button touchpad with TrackPoint
6 Cell Lithium-Ion Battery
Windows 7 Starter Licensed
Microsoft Office Home and Student Full Licensed
[via TP's earlier Thinkpad X100e post]
Read more about AMD Neo X2 processor via the link
Quoting the official Lenovo press release:
The ThinkPad X100e excels in the areas important to business users with professional-grade features, exceptional usability and outstanding mobility.
· Professional-Grade Features – Equipped with choices of AMD Athlon Neo single and dual core processors and Turion dual core processors1, the X100e provides strong performance needed for multitasking and running typical office applications. It also has the performance needed to support corporate operating systems like Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. The X100e comes with Lenovo's ThinkVantage Technologies, hardware-software tools that help customers deploy, manage and maintain their PCs. The laptop features global availability and technical support along with a variety of warranty options.
· Exceptional Usability and Design - Lenovo designed the small and compact X100e to be incredibly comfortable to use. An 11.6 inch high definition display provides ample screen real estate, and an ISO full-size keyboard with a multitouch touchpad and Trackpoint make navigation easy. The new contemporary keyboard design features enlarged keys, removal of rarely used keys like System Request and the embedded number pad. The X100e also brings color to ThinkPad with a new choice of heatwave red in addition to midnight black models.
· Outstanding Mobility - The X100e maximizes mobility with models starting under three pounds. For wireless connectivity on the go, the laptop comes with 802.11n WiFi and optional Bluetooth and 3G.
Based on VISION Pro Technology from AMD, the X100e delivers outstanding value and performance on visual productivity applications vital to today's business.
Finally, watch Lenovo Competitive Analyst Matt Kohut discuss how Lenovo ThinkPad X100e sets the benchmark for entry level ultraportables: