More Lenovo thinness with the improved ThinkPad X301 notebook PC

It’s been six months since Lenovo’s ThinkPad X300 (pictured) hit our shores, so it’s high time for an update, and it’s come in the form of… the X301.

A number of improvements over its predecessor add up to a pretty nifty notebook.

The X301 adds a 128GB solid state drive option, plus Intel Core 2 Duo ultra low volt (ULV) processor which, when coupled with the latest DDR3 memory, boasts a 20% improvement in performance over the X300. It can be fitted with either a 1.2GHz U9300 or a 1.4GHz U9400, and the front-side bus has been boosted to 1,066MHz: the X300 had just 800MHz. More oomph, basically…