Lenovo has expanded its ThinkPad Edge laptop family for small businesses with the 11.6-inch ThinkPad Edge 11.
The 1.1-inch thin Edge 11 starts at less than three pounds. It’s now the smallest and lightest ThinkPad Edge model and offers the choice of Intel Core/Pentium or AMD Vision Pro Athlon ultra low voltage processors, and a battery life of up to seven hours.
Lenovo’s new laptop provides Wi-Fi and optional 3G or 4G/WiMAX connectivity, and has a contemporary style spill-proof keyboard, webcam, three USB ports, an HDMI port, and a 4-in-1 media card reader.
The ThinkPad Edge 11 runs Windows 7 OS and comes in three color choices: Midnight Black Glossy, Midnight Black Smooth and Heatwave Red Glossy.
The notebook is available immediately through business partners and starts at $449, according to Lenovo.
Lenovo announced today that the ThinkPad T410, T410s and T510 business laptops are now optionally available with Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics technology.
The ThinkPad notebooks with Optimus combine the Nvidia NVS 3100M dedicated video card and Intel HD integrated graphics that switch on-the-fly in order to achieve longer battery life.
The new solution additionally enables the ThinkPads with Optimus to display content on up to four screens via select ThinkPad docking stations.
The 14-inch ThinkPad T410, T410s and 15.6-inch T510 with Nvidia Optimus are available now through business partners and lenovo.com. Pricing begins at approximately $1,299 for the T410 and T510 and $1,849 for the T410s.
Lenovo also announced that sales of ThinkPad laptops will surpass 60 million this month. In celebration of the company’s milestone, Lenovo is rewarding customers with a Customer Appreciation Event featuring up to 15% savings on select ThinkPads purchased in the U.S. The promotion runs through October 8th.
Lenovo is going to release the ThinkPad TopSeller T410i, T410si, and T510i business notebooks, according to a document published on the PC maker’s website.
Unlike the standard ThinkPad T410, T410s, and T510 featuring the Intel Core i5 or i7 processors and optional dedicated NVIDIA graphics, the 14-inch T410i and T410si, and 15.6-inch T510i include the lower-end Core i3-330M CPU and the integrated Intel GMA HD GPU only.
The TopSeller models listed in the document come with Windows XP or Windows 7 pre-installed.
The new notebooks are expected to hit the market by the end of this month. We have no info on pricing.
Lenovo is going to release soon the new ThinkPad W Series 17-inch mobile workstations – the standard W701 and dual-screen W701ds, according to leaked product details.
The W701/W701ds laptops feature the latest Intel processors, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800M and 3800M professional video cards, four memory slots for up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, up to 500GB of hard drive space and up to 256GB of solid state drive storage, and a DVD burner.
Display options include a WUXGA screen with 100% gamut and a 280nit brightness, and a WXGA+ 200nit choice. The W701ds additionally has a second 10.6-inch display.
The ThinkPads also sport an optional Wacom digitizer on the palm rest, optional color calibrator, a 2MP webcam, DVI, VGA and Display Port outputs, a fingerprint reader, Firewire, WiFi, Bluetooth, five USB ports (1x USB 3.0, 1x USB/eSATA combo), an ExpressCard slot, and a 5-in-1 media card reader.
The ThinkPad W Series W701/W701ds are scheduled for release on February 23rd. The price is expected to be around $2,000 for the W701 and more higher for W701ds.
Lenovo has announced immediate availability of the 14-inch ThinkPad SL410 and 15.6-inch ThinkPad SL510 laptops, featuring Intel’s processors, Windows 7 operating system, and a slightly changed chassis when compared to the older SL400 and SL500.
Designed for both business use and entertainment, the ThinkPad SL410 and SL510 come with Celeron or Core 2 Duo CPUs, the GMA 4500 Series integrated graphics, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 320GB of hard drive capacity, DVD burners or Blu-ray drives, 2MP web cameras, HDMI and VGA outputs, and optional mobile broadband connectivity.
The SL410 and 510 start at $499 and can be purchased at the Lenovo official store and select retailers.
According to a product overview at IBM.com, the company is also going to release the L410 and L510 series, but we have no info on these notebooks. Additionally, some driver download pages at the website indicate that select ThinkPad L410/SL410 and L510/SL510 models feature the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 Series video cards.
The Lenovo ThinkPad SL410 is a new affordable 14-inch notebook for small and medium business customers.
The laptop comes with the Intel Celeron or Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the Intel GMA 4500MHD or 4500M integrated graphics, up to 4GB of DDR3 system memory, up to 320GB of hard drive space, a DVD burner, and a 6-cell 4-hour battery. The 14.0″ glossy or anti-glare LED backlight display has a resolution of 1366×768 pixels.
Lenovo’s ThinkPad SL410 has an integrated 2MP web camera and dual microphones, 802.11n WiFi, optional WiMAX and Bluetooth, optionally built-in AT&T mobile broadband connection, an Ethernet LAN port, optional fingerprint reader, three USB ports and one eSATA/USB combo port, an ExpressCard/34 slot, a 7-in-1media card reader, and HDMI and VGA outputs.
With the 6-cell battery, the SL410 starts at 5.1 lbs and runs Windows 7 OS.
The laptop is available now for a starting price of $499 at Lenovo’s website.
Lenovo is going to release the ThinkPad X100e, a 11.6-inch AMD-based ultraportable business laptop, according to leaked specifications.
Along with the AMD Athlon Neo MV40 1.6GHz single-core processor, RS780 chipset, and the 1366×768 display, the ThinkPad X100e includes up to 4GB of RAM, up to 320GB of hard drive space, a 3- or 6-cell battery for up to 5.1 hours of run time, optional 3G and GPS receivers, a full-size keyboard with trackpoint, a multi-touch trackpad, and Windows 7 or XP operating system
The 3-pound mini-notebook also sports a 0.3MP web camera and microphone, stereo speakers, 802.11 WiFi, Gigabit LAN port, optional Bluetooth, three USB ports, a 4-in 1 media card reader, and a VGA port.
The laptop will will be available in black, white, or red, and will start at $449 reportedly. There’s no info on availability date.
Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad T400s 14.1″ thin-and-light business laptop, measuring in at 0.83 inches at its thinnest point and starting at 3.91 pounds.
The T400s, “nearly 20 percent” lighter than its ThinkPad T400 predecessor, features the Intel Core 2 Duo SP9400 2.4GHz or SP9600 2.53GHz processor, GMA 4500MHD integrated graphics, up to 250GB HDD or up to 128GB solid state drive, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, and a DVD burner or Blu-ray optical drive.
The display resolution is 1440-by-900 pixels, according to a promotional video.
The notebook sports a new TinkPad keyboard and a 27% larger trackpad that supports multi-gesture input, a 2MP web camera, dual microphones, stereo speakers, optional Intel Turbo Memory for better system responsiveness, WiFi and Ethernet LAN, as well as optional WiMAX, mobile broadband, Bluetooth and ultrawideband connectivity. It’s interesting that the T400s supports up to two monitors via its Display Port and VGA connector. There are also an ExpressCard slot, a 5-in-1 media card reader, and three USB ports (one USB/eSATA combo).
The Lenovo ThinkPad T400s provides “nearly 6 hours” of operation on a single charge with its standard 6-cell battery.
It runs Windows XP or Vista Business OS and has a starting price of $1,599 at the Lenovo official online store.
Lenovo has announced that its eight ThinkPad laptops passed the “Tough Test”, meeting Military Specifications for semi-rugged computing.
“The ThinkPad X200, X301, X200s, X200 Tablet, T400, T500, R400 and SL300 laptops meet a barrage of military specifications tests and are enhanced with uniquely-designed durability features such as an airbag-like protection system and a roll cage in select models,” the company says.
These laptops met tests for low pressure, humidity, vibration, high and low temperatures, temperature shock, and dust.
Lenovo has also added a new optional 680-nit high brightness display to its the ThinkPad T400 14.1-inch laptop. The panel for outdoors use features LED backlight and is “nearly four times brighter than previous ThinkPad laptop screens”.