Lenovo teases two aluminum ThinkPad notebooks

Lenovo has been quite busy over the last several weeks, as it started selling a number of long awaited Windows 8 products such as the ThinkPad Helix hybrid and the large 27 inch IdeaCentre Horizon all-in-one PC. Today, the company has decided to tease two upcoming but more conventional looking notebooks that still have a pretty smooth design frame.

Engadget reports that the two laptops are the 13-inch ThinkPad S3 and the 15-inch ThinkPad S5. Both of these notebooks are made of aluminum and can come with either a black or silver lid. The only other detail revealed so far about these products is that the shape of the front outer edge along the bottom has been shaved in order to give the notebooks a "floating design."

There's no other word on what the hardware specs will be like for the ThinkPad S3 and ThinkPad S5, including if the notebooks will have some kind of touchscreen display. The story does state that that the notebooks could go on sale in China at the end of the month but that's just speculation at this point. However, the teaser images show a pretty sleek laptop case and hopefully the insides of these new ThinkPads will be just as impressive.

Source: Engadget | Image via Engadget

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Fiber carbon+kevlar or GTFO... It would be awesome if they add SSD RAID 0 support, dedicated GPUs, and interchangeable CPUs and RAM. (not soldered stuff)

WinRT said,
Fiber carbon+kevlar or GTFO... It would be awesome if they add SSD RAID 0 support, dedicated GPUs, and interchangeable CPUs and RAM. (not soldered stuff)

That would be horrible for heat dissipation and it would cost an incredible amount. As for interchangeable components - it would add more weight and complexity which would undermine the whole idea of the goal of delivering light weight ultra thin notebooks.

goretsky said,
Sounds very Mac-like. I wonder if they will still have a TrackPoint pointing device.

I'd say so given that it'll be launched under the Thinkpad brand which has kept the Trackpoint pointing device - they've kept it with the new Thinkpad Carbon X1 range so it wouldn't surprise me if they did the same this time around.

Definitely like to see more smaller Thinkpads.

One of my favorite lenovo notebooks from the past couple of years was think Thinkpad Edge 13. Small, light, and fairly inexpensive.

This looks like it will probably be a bit more of a premium device but hopefully cheaper than the X1.