Lenovo's invitation-only laptop

Carriers of Vertu mobiles and Pentax's gold SLR are hardly going to be content with a Dell Inspiron for their mobile computing companion.So Lenovo has

Carriers of Vertu mobiles and Pentax's gold SLR are hardly going to be content with a Dell Inspiron for their mobile computing companion.So Lenovo has come up with the ThinkPad Reserve Edition – a leather bound laptop with modestly respectable innards but a whopping price tag.Based on the ultraportable X61 it gets a Santa Rosa 1.6GHZ Core 2 Duo processor with a sizeable 2GB of memory and a generous 160GB hard drive. Your cash also secures you a matching 80GB external hard drive for back-ups and an external DVD rewriter.'Rip off!' you cry. Well wait 'til you hear the 3-year rapid response warranty terms. Have a technical glitch in any major international city (we're not counting Preston here) and a team of ThinkPad commandos will be there within four hours to get the Reserve up and running again.Breakdown anywhere else and they'll bust through enemy lines to get there by the end of the next business day. Beats the usual 'have you tried turning it off and on again?' telephone assistance.Sadly this is not a deal available to mere oiks. It's for Lenovo's preferred customers only. Just as well we sent them a Christmas card this year.Essentials Lenovo ThinkPad Reserve Edition Price: £5000 On sale: Now Contact: Lenovo Related links: ThinkPad Reserve micrositeRelated stories: Sony's CR Vaios add a splash of colour MacBook Pro makes it to Santa Rosa Lenovo laptop gets Olympic makeover