“Triumph of the nerds” – A documentary by Robert Cringley tells the story of the personal computer and how the industry evolved. Unsurprisingly it mentions Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve jobs and Steve Wozniak (Apple) and IBM, but there are some not-so-well-known figures that contributed significantly to the fledgling industry of the 1970s and 80s.
According to Gizmodo, details of ThinkPad X300 have been leaked:
“It appears that Lenovo have themselves a new ultralight X300 series Thinkpad—and outside of the price and release date, we have all of the specs that you need to know. At a glance, some of the major features include: a 13.3-inch LED backlit 1440X900 screen, an ultralight 2.5 pound form factor, and Intel Merom Santa Rosa Dual Core CPU (2.0 Ghz / 880 Mhz ), a 64 GB SSD, up to 4GB of DDR2 PC2-5300 memory, and 4 hours of battery life. Hit the gallery for the full details.” – Gizmodo
This is some competition from Lenovo for Apple’s latest offering MacBook Air (world’s thinnest laptop), and a new ray of hope for ThinkPad/Windows fans. It may not be as thin as Air (unconfirmed) but has a better screen resolution (1440×900 vs 1280×800) and is half a pound lighter.
Update: Also see a specwise comparison of MacBook Air with other laptops in the ultra portable category (Dell XPS M1330, Toshiba Protege R500, Fujitsu Lifebook S2210 and Sony Vaio TZ150N).