Lenovo has announced its new ultra-thin and ultra-light ThinkPad X301 notebook, which the company claims can provide nearly 20% better performance over its predecessor – ThinkPad X300 notebook due to the latest DDR3 memory and the latest Intel Core 2 Duo ultra low volt processor, offering cutting-edge features, technologies and even greater SSD storage capacity with options of either 64GB or 128GB in a thin and light form starting at less than 3 pounds and 1-inch thin, aiming to deliver an enhanced multimedia experience.

“Lenovo continues to push the technology envelope by giving road warriors the latest enhancements in solid state drive storage and digital display technologies with the new ThinkPad X301 notebook PC,” said Sam Dusi, vice president, worldwide notebook product marketing, Lenovo. “This announcement extends our commitment to blending ultraportability and functionality, and equipping today’s business users with the most advanced, highest-performing computing tools.”

According to the release, “New support for DisplayPort makes viewing high definition content easy and ideal for models with the ultra-thin DVD burner. With support for both DisplayPort and VGA, users can even watch high definition content on multiple displays. Designed for maximum options for wireless connectivity, the ThinkPad X301 notebook offers models with high-speed mobile broadband and WiFi to connect wirelessly to the Internet, and also with Bluetooth and Ultra-Wideband technology to connect wirelessly to other devices. Lenovo offers improved uplink performance by up to 250 percent for models with AT&T mobile broadband over previous ThinkPad notebooks with AT&T mobile broadband. Models supporting WiMAX will be available later this year. Additionally, GPS on notebook models with high speed mobile broadband allow travelers to more easily navigate to the office or airport.”

The new Lenovo ThinkPad X301 notebook that features 13.3-inch LED backlit display and energy-efficient technologies is scheduled to hit the market from August 26 through Lenovo Business Partners and its official Website for a starting price of $2,599.