is one of the biggest computer makers around and its products range
from desktops and laptops to server systems for business use. Lenovo
has rolled out a new
range of notebooks and a new ThinkServer today.The
new ThinkServer is the TS200v and it looks more like a desktop
computer than a server you would find in an enterprise environment.
The machine can be had with Intel Core i5-670, 660, 650, or 540
processors. The machine can also be had with an Intel i3-530, Pentium
G6950, or Intel Celeron G1101 CPUs. The chipset used in the line is
the Intel 3450 and the system supports unregistered DDR3 RAM courtesy
of four expansion slots. Other features include a DVD drive, space
for two 3.5-inch HDDs supporting RAID 0/1. A single Gigabit Ethernet
port is built-in along with x16 and x1 PCIe slots, ten USB ports,
dual PCI slots, and VGA out. Pricing for the ThinkServer TS200v
starts at under $400.The ThinkPad W701 and W701ds notebooks –
upgrades from the previous W700
notebooks – debuted today and feature an Intel Core i7-920 Extreme
processor or the i7-820 QM Quad core CPU. The 17-inch machines run
Windows 7, Vista Ultimate, or XP Pro operating systems. The W701ds
adds a second 10.6-inch WXGA resolution screen that slides out for
supplementary viewing.The machines support up to 16GB of
1333MHz DDR3 RAM, Storage options include an 80GB or 120GB SSDs,
250GB or 320GB HDDs at 5400 rpm and 160/320/500GB HDDs at 7200 rpm.
Both machines have X-Rite color calibration tech built-in.
Connectivity options includes VGA, DisplayPort, DVI, Ethernet, a USB
3.0 port, and four USB 2.0 ports. The W701 weighs 8.973 pounds and
measures 16.14-inches x 12.2-inches z 1.59-inches. The W701 starts at
$2,199 and the W701ds starts at $3,799.Lenovo also debuted
the new X201 and X201s notebooks. The X201 can be had with Intel Core
i7-620M, Core i5-540M, or the Core i5-520M CPUs. The X201s can be had
with a Core i7-640LM or i7-620LM processor. Both machines can be had
with Windows XP Pro, 7 Home Basic, 7 Premium, and Pro Ultimate. Both
machines have the same 12.1-inch WXGA+ LED backlit display and
support up to 8GB of RAM. Storage is to an assortment of 5400 rpm or
7200 rpm HDDs up to 500GB or 80/128GB SSDs. Graphics for
both machines are via Intel HD GPUs and optional external optical
drives are available. WiMax is optional and Bluetooth is included
along with Wi-Fi for connectivity. 4-cell or 6-cell batteries are
available with the main difference between the two models is the
weight. The X201s with a 4-cell battery weighs 2.48 pounds with the
X201 using the same 4-cell battery coming in at 2.89 pounds.
Batteries up to 9-cells are available for both models promising up to
12 hours of run time. The X201 starts at $1,199 with the X201s
starting at $1,599.Lenovo is also offering a convertible
tablet version of the X201 simply called the X201 Tablet. The machine
can be had with an Intel Core i7-640LM or 620LM processor. The
machine has a 12.1-inch LED backlit screen, an optional 12.1-inch
super bright outdoor readable LCD, or a 12.1-inch multitouch capable
screen. A variety of HDDs and SSDs are available for storage.
Graphics are Intel HD, WiFi and Bluetooth are featured, and 4 or
8-cell batteries are available. Pricing starts at $1,549.
quote: The 17-inch machines run Windows 7, Vista Ultimate, or XP Pro operating systems.