Lenovo Celebrates 60 Million ThinkPad Sales With NVIDIA Optimus
Lenovo, in conjunction with their 60 million ThinkPad sales milestone, is introducing Lenovo’s first business laptops with nVidia ‘Optimus Technology.’ Read on for the details and potential implications in the channel…
Lenovo notes that about 14 ThinkPads are sold ever 60 seconds, which positions Lenovo to surpass 60 million sold in October 2010.
Hardly surprising, Lenovo touts their innovative ThinkPad features, including the first spill resistant keyboard, the first laptop with built-in finger print reader, and apparently, the first “modern laptop to fly in space.”
To continue that line of innovation, Lenovo has added nVidia’s Optimus technology to the ThinkPad T410, 410s and T510 series of laptops. The Optimus technology is designed to provide a quality balance between graphics performance and battery life. I spoke to Lenovo, which detailed that in the past, it has been challenging to balance performance and battery life without making key compromises.
Now, instead of manually switching settings, Optimus technology allows for “up to 33% longer battery life” than traditionally offered, and Lenovo says it’s essentially one extra hour of battery life per-charge. Optimus technology isn’t a slouch, however, and is capable of driving four monitors through the Lenovo ThinkPlus dock.
In a quick chat with Lenovo, the company detailed that they felt “bullish about the future of our ThinkPad business” and, in relation to the channel, feel that the improvement and innovating in the ThinkPad line gives the channel confidence working with Lenovo, along with the ability to constantly provide something new with value.
You can buy them now, with price tags at $1,299 for the T410 and T510 and $1,849 for the T410s.