10-26-2010 05:18 AM
When can we expect an update to the X201 tablet series?
I'm hoping we'll see Wireless Display (and possibly DisplayPort) as well as a better multi-touch layer (i.e. one that doesn't ruin the exquisite display quality).
10-26-2010 03:43 PM
updates typically happen around processor refreshes. that's about as detailed as anyone can get right now.
10-26-2010 04:39 PM
That's a good point. Any idea when the next iteration of Intel mobile processors might come? (i.e. hit the store shelves, not be announced.) I'm not following these things very closely...
10-27-2010 01:38 AM - edited 10-27-2010 01:45 AM
Their last processors are i7-620LM and i7-640LM.
Maybe they will put i7-***M soon, it's more powerfull but you lost autonomy
or i7-***UM wich is lighter. or QM
I notice that others, like Toshiba for exemple, now have i7-***M
I think they will stay for a while with these CPU and that we won"t see big upgrade in the next months in these series.
The big step will be for the entry level netbook, at the begining of 2011, with new Atom etc..
10-27-2010 08:50 AM
QM processors are quad-core workstation-class CPUs. there's no way those will make it in the tablet. M processors are for standard notebooks and are currently only available in the X201 notebook. the X201T isn't set up to accept the larger heatsink required for M procs.
in the core-i series, the X201T is currently offered with the i5-520UM, i5-560UM, i7-620LM, and i7-640LM. these are ULV and LV processors with 18W and 25W TDP respectively. new offerings are on the way but i don't know when those will be available.
if you need a tablet now, now is the time to buy. if you want a system that feels quick and responsive, buy an SSD and don't worry as much about the processor. most people don't use tablets for heavy processing tasks anyway. an SSD is typically of greater benefit to most users.
10-27-2010 01:53 PM
Erik, thanks a lot for the input!
However, the topic isn't about efficiency. The processor roadmap topic surfaced only because I'd like to know when can we expect the next iteration of the X201 tablet. (Hopefully with Wi-Di and better multitouch.)
10-27-2010 06:34 PM
oh, i'm fully aware of the info you're looking for here. problem is, unreleased products can't be discussed. the answer is the same as in my first post.
how about this...
"look for something later this year or early/mid-year next year."