Lenovo on Tuesday unveiled its new thinner and lighter laptop inspired by its ThinkPad X30, loaded with performance and designed for fashion users starting at $1,599.

Its new ThinkPad T400 features a 14.1-inch LED display, and is packed with an Intel Core 2Duo processor, and comes with options for up to 250 GB storage on its solid-state drive, a 9.5 mm slim DVD or Blu-Ray player.

Features include a built-in USB/eSATA port, Display Port, VGA connector, and options for a 34mm Express Card slot, 5-in-1 card reader, and connectivity options of Ethernet, WiFi and optional WiMAX, WWAN, ultra wideband and Bluetooth.

“We’ve created products like our ThinkPad T400s laptop to bring thin and light computing to mainstream corporate users,” said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, ThinkPad, Lenovo. “We’ve applied thoughtful design in balancing the need for greater portability with strong performance and usability.”

It also bundles a choice of ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3, ThinkPad Mini-Dock Series 3 and ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus 3 feature new slim and sleek footprints, provide one-step “rip and go” docking.

Recently, the company launched its lightest ever ThinkPad X300, an ultra-portable PC powered by a Merom-based 2.0GHz Dual Core Hybrid LV processor with a 12W thermal design power to compete Macbook Air. It was well received by enthusiasts, but shunned by normal consumers because of its price.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s is available immediately, starting at $1,599