When Lenovo took over IBM’s Thinkpad line of notebooks, there was some concern that the line might be changed and the quality might suffer. All the reviews are good so far, and the new ultraportable Thinkpad X60 is getting rave reviews. Here’s PC Magazine with a review that praises the light weight, extraordinary battery life (seven hours under some conditions!), and a twelve inch screen that is as generous as you can get in an ultraportable.

The X60 is relatively pricey, and it’s a bit disappointing not to have an integrated CD/DVD drive. The advantages in battery life, size and weight are compelling for frequent travellers, and the X60 includes the EVDO hardware for Verizon broadband access. People rave about the EVDO service if they need the coverage and convenience of immediate broadband wherever they are.