Lenovo will release a successor to the Thinkpad X220 at some point, one that bears the name of X230 and a chiclet AccuType keyboard.
Opinions might be divided on whether or not the keyboard is a good thing, but we like it.
Some of us also like the clickpad with the buttons “at the top” instead of the bottom, although we understand if some would find it awkward after getting used to the regular type.
Anyway, the ultraportable laptop will probably measure 12.5 inches in screen diagonal, like the X220.
There may also be a touchscreen involved, although the highest likelihood is for Lenovo to have such a panel as an optional feature.
A ThinkPad X230T will appear at some point too, sporting a convertible form factor (will switch from tablet to laptop mode). Touch support won't be optional in its case.
Alas, we don't have any specifications to impart. The Lenovo forum has offered the photo and nothing else.
Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Pictured, AccuType Keyboard
Ultraportable laptop will probably have a screen size of 12.5 inches
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