According to various reports, Chinese computer maker Lenovo is planning to develop a latest version of ThinkPad X1, the 13-inch notebook. The latest version will be capable of dual-booting Windows 7 or any other operating system that is special instant-on, it can be Splashtop, Android or an entirely new operating system.
The plans of Lenovo regarding the new notebook, which will be called ThinkPad X1 Hybrid, got leaked through a PDF slideshow (opens in new tab) prepared only for Lenovo's channel partners.
It is expected that ThinkPad X1 Hybrid will be launched in the current month and it will have 10 hours of battery life while web surfing and up to 8 hours battery life while watching videos. If true then it is a significant improvement from the current ThinkPad X1 which runs for around 4 hours on battery, Slash Gear (opens in new tab) reported.
The PDF revealed Lenovo's other plans as well. Around mid-2012, almost at the same time when Intel will introduce the next-gen Ivy Bridge chips, Lenovo plans to release the super-thin ThinkPad Ultrabooks. The 11.6 inch notebook ThinkPad X130e which is going to be the next in the line of ThinkPad X120e is also scheduled to be launched next month.