Forget netbooks, this deal on the ThinkPad SL is too smokin’ hot to even think about getting a tiny underpowered laptop. The SL series has the basic foundation of the ThinkPad series, but aims to be a bit more mainstream with a six row keyboard, available glossy display, and glossy piano black finish. Don’t forget about the love-it-or-hate-it glowing red “i” in the ThinkPad logo (see video below).
Whether you think this is an abomination to ThinkPad or just a logical evolution, you can’t argue with a deal. The SL300 starts at $499 and SL500 at $449, making these a strong argument against underpowered, defeatured, cramped netbooks. Check out the specs below and hit the link for the deal details.
SL300 base specs:
- Core 2 Duo T5870 2GHz; 2GB DDR2; 160GB Hard Drive
- 4-cell battery; GeForce 9300M 128MB; 13.3″ LED WXGA
- DVD+/-RW; UltraNav; 802.11b/g WiFi; Vista Home Basic
SL500 base specs:
- Celeron 575 2GHz CPU; 1GB DDR2; 15.4″ Anti-glare WXGA
- 160GB Hard Drive; UltraNav; 6-cell battery; GMA 4500MHD
- 1yr warranty; 802.11b/g WiFi; Vista Home Basic SP1