Lenovo today at its Accelerate Channel Partner
Conference in Las Vegas previewed the upcoming ThinkPad
X1 Carbon laptop, possibly the lightest 14-inch
Ultrabook in the industry.
Also today, Lenovo announced a new portfolio of ThinkPad
laptops in the T, X, L and W Series built to power small
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon exceeds Ultrabook specifications
by using a carbon fiber rollcage to create a durable
Ultrabook weighing less than three pounds. Other
features include 3G connectivity, Lenovo RapidCharge for
a near-full battery charge in 30 minutes, and Intel vPro
technology for manageability.
The new ThinkPad X, T, W, and L Series models are
featuring 3rd Generation Intel Core processors and
Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3.0 (EE 3.0) with RapidBoot
technology. This means that the laptops boot 40 percent
faster than a typical Windows 7 computer.
Also the new ThinkPad Precision Keyboard extends across
the new lineup and features a backlit option. For a
clear audio-visual experience, the laptops include Dolby
audio and 300 NIT HD+ panels. Communication becomes
simple with the introduction of 4G long term evolution
(LTE)/mobile broadband on select ThinkPad laptop models
and the introduction of Lenovo's upcoming contract-free
The ThinkPad X230 laptop delivers a 24 hours of battery
life packed into a compact form. Despite its small size,
the laptop's ergonomic design with the optional
Precision Backlit Keyboard makes the laptop comfortable
and easy to use. Weighting less
than three pounds, the ThinkPad X230 laptop features a
12.5-inch, 300 nit IPS wide-viewing display. Its 4G
mobile broadband, a first for ThinkPad laptops, delivers
fast wireless connectivity.
The ThinkPad X230t convertible tablet with pen combines
the functionality and performance of a 12-inch laptop
with the flexibility of a tablet computer. In addition
to many of the same features as the X230, the X230t also
has anoptional touch screen and is complemented by
adding the optional ThinkPad laser mouse.
Lenovo's T Series laptops offer a combination of
mobility and performance. It offers a 32.5 hours of
battery life on specific configurations and comes with
features like optional NVIDIA discrete graphics. The
T430s is the ThinkPad line's lightest 14-inch laptop
featuring docking and vPro. For ythose who want a larger
screen size, the T530 offers a 15-inch full HD display
with a 95 percent color gamut. Other performance and
mobility features on the T Series laptops include USB
3.0, Lenovo RapidCharge and 4G mobile broadband.
The ThinkPad W530 is an independent software vendor
(ISV)-certified workstation. The full HD, 270 nit
wide-viewing angle display meets intensive GPU
requirements with its 95 percent color gamut and a
built-in color calibrator. Up to four additional
displays can be connected when paired with the ThinkPad
Dock. This mobile workstation also includes NVIDIA
Quadro mobile graphics processors with second generation
Optimus power management technology. The ThinkPad W530
comes ready to handle out-of-the-box with multiple
professional applications such as CAD/CAM, GIS and 3D
The ThinkPad L430 and L530 laptops provide business
users with an affordable PC. With a thinner and lighter
design over its predecessor, the new L Series offers a
high definition (HD) screen in either a 14-inch or
Lenovo also released its improved ThinkPad Series 3
docking stations, which come with five USB 3.0 ports,
dual beyond-HD video out, gigabit Ethernet and always-on
mobile device charging.
- Models of the ThinkPad X230 laptop will start at
- Models of the ThinkPad X230T convertible tablet will
start at approximately $1,479.
- Models of the ThinkPad T430 laptop will start at
- Models of the ThinkPad T430s laptop will start at
- Models of the ThinkPad L430 and L530 laptop will start
at approximately $879.
- The ThinkPad W530 mobile workstation models will start
at approximately $1,529.
- The above referenced laptops will be available
starting in early June.
- The ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook will be available
starting this summer.