Lenovo Takes Wraps Off Ultrabook, Latest ThinkPads
On the second day of its Accelerate 2012 partner event, Lenovo gave attendees a sneak peek at its upcoming ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14-inch Ultrabook, as well as additions to its T, X, L and W Series.
The X1 Carbon Ultrabook, slated to be available in summer 2012, features a carbon rollcage for durability, yet weighs less than 3 pounds. It includes 3G connectivity, Lenovo RapidCharge technology for a near-full battery charge in 30 minutes, and the Intel vPro technology for remote management.
“When we set out to design this we wanted to make sure our business customers would be proud to carry this device,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president and general manager, ThinkPad. “It will be the best in class in Ultrabooks.”
Lenovo also took the wraps off a slew of new ThinkPads aimed at the small-business, education, government and large corporation market. Each feature Intel third-generation Core processors and Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3.0 with the RapidBoot technology.
Among the X Series offerings announced:
- The ThinkPad X230 laptop, featuring 24 hours of battery life and 4G broadband connectivity, weighing 3 pounds;
- The ThinkPad X230t convertible tablet with pen, optional touch screen;
- The ThinkPad T430/430s/530 line, featuring up to 32.5 hours of battery life, USB 3.0, Lenovo RapidCharge and 4G mobile broadband;
- The ThinkPad W530 mobile workstation, featuring high processing power and high graphics performance through NVIDIA Quadro mobile graphics processors with second generation Optimus power management technology; and
- The ThinkPad L430 and L530 laptops with high-definition screen.
The ThinkPads are slated to be available in June 2012 at prices ranging from about $839 to $1,529 depending on the model.