Lenovo announces nine new ThinkPads starting at $799

It appears the lower cost mini-notebooks are getting the attention of the big boys with new ThinkPads announced today by Lenovo starting at just $799.  The three new ThinkPad models, SL300, SL400 and SL500 feature 13-inch, 14-inch and 15.4-inch screens respectively and all contain the new Montevina processors from Intel. 


Lenovo wasn’t content to announce those three new ThinkPads, they’ve also announced six new notebooks aimed at the rest of the world.  The ThinkPad R400, R500, T400, T500, X200 and W500 cover the gamut in screen sizes and features and have just about everybody covered who jones for the ThinkPad line.  Full press release after the jump.  Many of these models have discrete graphics that are user configurable.


The x200 is the new Tablet PC, the replacement for the x61, that is now in a widescreen format 12-inch screen.  It also has (for the first time) a web cam making it a real travel mate.