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IBM, Sony To Update Lightweight Laptops

Big Blue is preparing another lightweight ThinkPad, the X40, for release in the United States this month, according to sources familiar with the company’s plans. The X40, which is already available in Japan, weighs 2.7 pounds, about 25 percent lighter than the already svelte ThinkPad X31, according to IBM.

The machine, which will cost between $1,800 and $2,000, will come with a 12.1-inch display, a full-size keyboard and an Intel Pentium M processor, the sources said.

Meanwhile, Sony on Tuesday said it will update its Vaio PCG-V505 and PCG-TR3A notebook lines.

Read the full article at ZDNet.