What happened to the X201s ?

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  1. infzy

    infzy Notebook Geek

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    For how long as the ThinkPad X201s been unavailable?
    Lenovo - Laptop computers - ThinkPad X Series - X201s

    I reeeeally wanted the higher resolution at 12" size. Does anyone know where the Lenovo product lifecycle is at? Should I be expecting that once their latest deals end, they might be revising the product line?

    thx!
     
  2. ZaZ

    ZaZ Super Model Super Moderator

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    Lenovo will offer new machines like most other manufactures when Intel introduces the newest platform some time next year. The X20xs was sort of a halo project for Lenovo. My guess would be due to a shortage of LCDs, Lenovo is not offering it on the site because they would get more orders than they could fulfill, which pretty much gets everyone's panties in a bunch around here. If you want a X201s, topseller models are still widely available via the internet or ebay. I wouldn't count on seeing it in the next round of ThinkPads. I would suggest if you want one, get it now.
     
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    vēer Notebook Deity

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    What if they cut x200 slim series in favour of T400 slim series?
    You know, just like taking X300 series from shelves...
    Perhaps some x200+x200s hybrid?
    Im just asking, never thought of this before until now, when you started to talk about lack of hi-res display panels, and previously they had problems with sourcing low voltage CPU's :) Just a wild guess, nothing more.
    Either way, i believe x210 will rule them all ultraportables!
    (I just wish they made it available with built in ultrabay optical disc drive, so i could replace it with 2nd HDD when i get one :D)
     
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    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    i agree that the X20x + X20xs should merge into a hybrid, rather than existing as two separate models. There is no point cannabalising each other's sales, and there is better synergy to be found by merging the product line.
     
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    jdbfdhsvbhdvhs Notebook Consultant

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    I wish they made an ulv version of the x200s. I believe many people won´t notice the performance difference between a normal voltage and an ulv processor while surfing and using productivity suites. ULV + SSD for the win.
     
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    lead_org Purveyor of Truth

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    there are ULV version of the X200s and X201s.
     
  7. erik

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    the X201s with i5-520UM was discontinued before it hit the market.

    announced in june, dead in july.
     
  8. JabbaJabba

    JabbaJabba ThinkPad Facilitator

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    You can get the X200s with i.e. SU7300 or SU9400.
     
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    jdbfdhsvbhdvhs Notebook Consultant

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    Did not know that. Never seen one, I'll start saving for one.
     
  10. midknight8008

    midknight8008 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I really like my X201s, it's a stellar machine. The ULV i7 runs great, it weighs about the same as the netbook it replaced. The battery life is really exceptional, I can get 6hrs from the 6 cell and at least 8 from the 9 cell. The high-res screen is very pleasant, if a bit dim (at least it's matte, I can't stand glare).

    I picked mine up off ebay about a month ago; if you look around, you can still find them. I believe J&R had some, so did Laptop Authority.
     
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