Lenovo Shows off New Ultrabook, ThinkPad Laptops
May 15, 2012 6:10 AM
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Lenovo has officially unveiled several new products in its ultrabook and ThinkPad laptop line. The first of the new products is the new ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop. Lenovo promises this is the lightest 14-inch ultrabook in the industry. The X1 Carbon has a carbon fiber roll cage to make the machine more durable, and it weighs less than 3 pounds. It features 3G mobile broadband connectivity, Lenovo RapidCharge allowing the battery to be charged almost full capacity in 30 minutes, and uses Intel vPro technology.
“We crafted the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with premium carbon fiber material in order to make it incredibly thin and light, yet durable,” said Lu Yan, senior vice president, Think Product Group, Lenovo. “Our new ThinkPad laptop portfolio embodies much of the innovative thinking exemplified in the X1 Carbon, such as a backlit keyboard, super-bright high definition display, Dolby® Home Theatre® and rich communications features that balance business performance with personal use.”
Lenovo also unveiled new ThinkPad X, T, W, and L-series notebook models. All of these machines use Intel's third-generation Core processors and feature Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3.0 with RapidBoot technology. The machines also use Lenovo's new ThinkPad Precision Keyboard that has a backlit option. Other features for the machines also include Dolby audio and 300 nit HD resolution displays in some models. Some models also have 4G LTE broadband modems available.
One of the more portable machines the Lenovo has unveiled is the ThinkPad X230. This machine is designed for the on the go business user and promises 24 hours of battery life. The machine has an optional Precision Backlit Keyboard and 12.5-inch 300 nit IPS display. 4G mobile broadband is optional as well. The machine is also is offered in a convertible tablet model that uses a 12-inch screen called the X230t.
Lenovo's T series laptops offer up to 32.5 hours of battery life in some configurations and optional NVIDIA discrete graphics cards. The T430 is a 14-inch laptop supporting docking and vPro technology. The T530 is a 15-inch laptop with full HD display supporting 95% of the color gamut. The series can be had with 4G mobile broadband USB 3.0 ports and more.
Lenovo's ThinkPad W530 is a mobile workstation that is independent software vendor certified and has a large 270 nit display. The machine is aimed at mobile workers who need serious performance offering NVIDIA Quattro mobile GPUs and second generation NVIDIA Optimus technology. Rounding out the new additions to the Lenovo line are the L430 and L530 laptops with 14-inch or 15-inch screens offering HD resolution and affordable computing.
Lenovo's X230 will start at $1179 with the X230T convertible starting at $1479. The ThinkPad T430 will start at about $879 with the T430s starting at $1399. The ThinkPad L430 and L530 will both start at about $879. The powerful W530 workstation will start at about $1529.
All of these laptops will be available starting in early June.
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Apple suit coming?
5/17/2012 12:25:55 AM
I don't know....this looks awfully similar to Apple hardware and if I remember right Apple does have patents on slim style and screens that fold down onto the keyboard bezel making the laptop more portable. I just hope this has been brought to the attention of Apples legal department.
My God I just had a thought! What if Apple finds out the other computer makers are using Apples 2009 (patent# 0101000111) defining how data and instructions function via electrical on/off states?
“Then they pop up and say ‘Hello, surprise! Give us your money or we will shut you down!' Screw them. Seriously, screw them. You can quote me on that.” -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng referencing patent trolls
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