I dont want to disable the pad. I want a palmrest that doesnt have it. Not that hard to make, is it?
Anyways, I have a feeling they will release this when the current X60 sale ends. I havent seen a end date on the sale (maybe i didnt look hard enough?) so ill assume thatll go until their current stock is down. I think I'll wait a bit on the X300, because I assume we'll have the same problem like how we did last summer when the X61* came out, and orders were shipped up to several months late. In adition to the probably over 3k price tag. Maybe they'll release an 128GB ssd in a few months, who knows?
Also, like i said above, I think some of the angles on it look dell-ish.
And I hope they dont make up pay more for XP, cause the spec sheet shows that Vista eats up power like a beast (no wonder the x60 is getting worse power than the x40) Well, when it comes out, i assume somebody on these forums will be posting their "I got the first X300" de-boxxing pics. I may consider buying another X61s, just in case the X300 is bloody ugly.
And yes, a 1024x768 4:3 12.1" would be nice.
BTW, im surprised there are guys out there that use both, sorry i misrepresented the population ^_^. As for the TrackPad people out there, does the Point get in your way? Even if its disabled? For me (I use the Point) the Pad just gets in the way and is annoying even if its disabled. Just wonderin...
In other news...hooray that they're bringing back the stripes on the mouse buttons, and hopefully we'll see a keyboard version without a win key..or at least the win key on the right (one that looks like a mouse on a page that does the same thing as right mouse click), cause shrunk Ctrl and Alt buttons are annoying. What Lenovo could do, if they INSIST on having it, is move it to somewhere like above F9 and left of PrtSc, if its like Microsoft is giving them compensation for having the key on there. As for the win key, they could make it an Fn-function, Fn+Ctrl, if the High Command insist that it stays.
As for the battery life, they said 10 hours under XP. In a real world environment, what do yall figure it to be? My X61s gets about 5-6 on an 8 cell, Vista, but I turn the screen brightness up and sometimes blare music. (Imagine that, someone blaring music on a thinkpad.)
Ill stop writing now, because I'm probably making a fool of myself and people never read long forum posts ^_^.