News & Information for Technology Purchasers NewsFactor Sites:       NewsFactor.com     Enterprise Security Today     CRM Daily     Business Report     Sci-Tech Today  
   
This ad will display for the next 20 seconds. Click for more information, or
Home Enterprise I.T. Cloud Computing Applications Hardware More Topics...
Mobile Tech
Gartner's #1 for endpoint backup
Average Rating:
Rate this article:  
New ThinkPad Ultrabooks Have Much-Improved Specs

New ThinkPad Ultrabooks Have Much-Improved Specs
By Barry Levine

Share
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Share on Google Plus

Analyst Charles King said the new Lenovo Ultrabook Thinkpad models were "more than a refresh" because of their thinness, lightness, all-day battery life and new processors. Lenovo, King said, is "showing that it's been listening" to its buyers. The new models will be available at the end of next month, at $899 for the T440, $1,099 for the X240, and $1,149 for the T440s.
 



In time for the fall season, Lenovo is out with new Ultrabooks for its ThinkPad portfolio. The models feature the new Intel Haswell processors and are thinner and lighter than previous incarnations. At the same time, the company is also unveiling a new, eye-catching panoramic display.

The new models -- the T440s, T440 and X240 -- offer form factors that are 20 percent thinner and trackpads that are up to 45 percent larger.

The redesigned trackpads provide enhanced click capability for supporting gestures in Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system. The laptops also offer what the company said was all-day battery life that uses Lenovo's Power Bridge technology and, thanks to an internal battery, users can "hot swap" a unit's external battery without powering down the machine.

'17 Hours of Battery Life'

Dilip Bhatia, vice president of Marketing in the Think Business Group, said in a statement that the company's ambition to "always build a better laptop has resulted in thinner, lighter and longer lasting ThinkPad laptops with a simpler and cleaner design, and up to an incredible 17 hours of battery life." He said the new lineup resets "the standard for business-class Ultrabooks."

The new models accommodate up to 1 terabyte of storage, and offer sensors to monitor the unit. A G-sensor detects physical shocks, thermal sensors detect heat, and voltage sensors are designed to protect key components from being overloaded. There are also new docking solutions, including a smaller and thinner Basic Dock, a Pro Dock and Ultra Dock.

The T440s offers a touch-enabled 14-inch high-definition screen and can handle up to an Intel Core i7 processor. The T440, which can take up to a Core i5, has an HD+ 14-inch screen with touch-ability as an option. The X240, supporting up to a Core i7, comes with a touch-optional 12.5 inch HD display. It is designed for what Lenovo calls "extreme mobility," weighing under 3 pounds and being only 0.8 inches thin.

Charles King, an analyst with industry research firm Pund-IT, said the new Lenovo models are only "one of the several vendor stories we'll be seeing that relate to the new Intel chips."

'More than a Refresh'

King told us the new models were "more than a refresh" because of their thinness, lightness, all-day battery life and new processors. Lenovo, King said, is "showing that it's been listening" to its buyers.

A new ThinkVision monitor offers Lenovo's first panoramic display, with a 21:9 aspect ratio, a 2560x1080 resolution, and a 29-inch LED backlit panel offering one-third more viewing area than a traditional 16:9 screen. As if that weren't enough, the LT2934z unit also provides a full HD webcam, a dual-array microphone, picture-in-picture capability and audio speakers.

The new models will be available at the end of next month, at $899 for the T440, $1,099 for the X240, and $1,149 for the T440s. The ThinkVision also becomes available in October, starting at $799.
 

Tell Us What You Think
Comment:

Name:



Get Powerful App Acceleration with Cisco. In a world where time is money, you need to accelerate the speed at which data moves through your data center. Cisco UCS Invicta delivers powerful, easy-to-manage application acceleration for data-intensive workloads. So you can make decisions faster and outpace the competition. Learn More.


 Mobile Tech
1.   Screen Troubles Briefly Slow iPhone 6
2.   Bounty Offered for Oculus Rift Bugs
3.   Glass Adds Voice Access to Contacts
4.   Samsung, B&N Partner on Nook Tablet
5.   Acer Desktop Box Rides Chrome Wave


advertisement
HTC One M8 Windows Phone Unveiled
Can be POS device for small business.
Average Rating:
Android 'Fake ID' Puts Millions at Risk
Users: stick to apps from Google Play.
Average Rating:
Researchers Tout Battery Breakthrough
Lithium anode could triple capacity.
Average Rating:
Product Information and Resources for Technology You Can Use To Boost Your Business

Network Security Spotlight
Researchers Find Malicious Android Apps Can Hack Gmail
A new study shows that a weakness in the Android mobile operating system can be used to steal sensitive, personal info from unwitting users. Gmail proved to be the easiest app to attack; Amazon, the hardest.
 
UPS Stores in 24 States Hit by Data Breach
Big Brown has been breached. UPS said that about 105,000 customer transactions at 51 of its UPS Store locations in 24 states could have been compromised between January and August.
 
Cost of Target Data Breach: $148 Million Plus Loss of Trust
The now infamous Target data breach is still costing the company -- and its shareholders -- plenty. In fact, the retailing giant forecast the December 2013 incident cost shareholders $148 million.
 

Enterprise Hardware Spotlight
Acer's New Desktop Box Rides the Chrome OS Wave
Filling out its Chrome OS line, Acer is following the introduction of a larger Chromebook line earlier this month with a new tiny $180 desktop Chromebox and also a smaller Chromebook.
 
Feds OK $2.3 Billion IBM-Lenovo x86 Server Deal
IBM and Lenovo are celebrating U.S. approval of their x86-based server deal, having cleared some major security hurdles. The deal makes Lenovo a major player for enterprise data centers.
 
Three New Lenovo PCs Aimed at Business Users
With businesses wanting computing solutions that do more for less money, Lenovo has unveiled three new desktop PCs that it says offer solid computing at a budget-minded price.
 

Mobile Technology Spotlight
Screen Shortage Briefly Puts Brakes on iPhone 6
RAM? Check. Antenna switch? Check. Screen? Oops. Parts suppliers for Apple have found themselves facing a shortage of screens for the new iPhone 6 as next month's release date for the new smartphone looms.
 
Bounty Offered to Coders for Oculus Rift Bugs
Coders who find bugs in software for the Oculus Rift VR immersive headset could receive a reward of at least $500 under Facebook's White Hat bounty program. Facebook acquired Oculus in March.
 
Google Glass Adds Voice Access to Phone Contacts
The latest update to Google Glass will let users access their top 20 phone contacts with voice commands alone. A user can then choose a phone call, Google hangouts, e-mail or text messaging.
 

Navigation
NewsFactor Network
Home/Top News | Enterprise I.T. | Cloud Computing | Applications | Hardware | Mobile Tech | Big Data | Communications
World Wide Web | Network Security | Data Storage | CRM Systems | Microsoft/Windows | Apple/Mac | Linux/Open Source | Personal Tech
Press Releases
NewsFactor Network Enterprise I.T. Sites
NewsFactor Technology News | Enterprise Security Today | CRM Daily

NewsFactor Business and Innovation Sites
Sci-Tech Today | NewsFactor Business Report

NewsFactor Services
FreeNewsFeed | Free Newsletters

About NewsFactor Network | How To Contact Us | Article Reprints | Careers @ NewsFactor | Services for PR Pros | Top Tech Wire | How To Advertise

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
© Copyright 2000-2014 NewsFactor Network. All rights reserved. Article rating technology by Blogowogo. Member of Accuserve Ad Network.