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Lenovo is known for a few things. Namely, the ThinkPad, the IdeaPad and the ThinkCentre lines of computers. Lenovo notebooks in particular are used heavily in businesses, as their rugged frames and iconic tracking point. But here's something you probably don't think about: the power adapter that ships with Lenovo's ThinkPad line. It's just a standard, black power adapter. Nothing too special about it. But this new Power Hub is something special. And it's something that we wish all power adapters came with, particularly ultraportable machines that only have one or two USB ports. The Power Hub doesn't look too different than a standard ThinkPad power adapter, but there are two main differences... Read more...
These three words tend to find themselves together a lot: Lenovo, business, notebook. Today, they're finding themselves together again with the introduction of the L Series, a new business-oriented ThinkPad that will ship in two main versions: the L412 and L512. As you might expect, the former has a 14" anti-glare display, while the other has a 15" panel.Designed to withstand daily abuses and crank through even the longest spreadsheets, these two machines can be equipped with Core i3 or Core i5 processors and rely on integrated Intel graphics or an ATI Mobility Radeon GPU. There's also an optional 3G/4G wireless card courtesy of Gobi, which will allow travelling businesspeople to get online through... Read more...
Lenovo made more noise at the Consumer Electronics Show in January than any other notebook maker, and while we have since been able to test out a few of the company's newest machines, the curious X100e had thus far eluded us. We just reviewed our sample of the smallest ThinkPad ever (that actually looks like a ThinkPad), and with Lenovo claiming that this is the company's "first professional-grade ultraportable laptop starting below $500," we knew the stakes were high. ThinkPad loyalists may be some of the most picky in all of the notebook world, and many don't take kindly to tweaks and overhauls of their favorite portable PCs. Lenovo was really going out on a limb with the X100e, as the 11.6"... Read more...
Lenovo made more noise at the Consumer Electronics Show in January than any other notebook maker, and while we have since been able to test out a few of the company's newest machines, the curious X100e had thus far eluded us. We just reviewed our sample of the smallest ThinkPad ever (that actually looks like a ThinkPad), and with Lenovo claiming that this is the company's "first professional-grade ultraportable laptop starting below $500," we knew the stakes were high. ThinkPad loyalists may be some of the most picky in all of the notebook world, and many don't take kindly to tweaks and overhauls of their favorite portable PCs. Lenovo was really going out on a limb with the X100e, as the... Read more...
Is there anything better than bringing home a new ThinkPad? Is there anything better than mobile broadband? We guess the answer is yes in both circumstances, as now you can get a Lenovo ThinkPad with both 3G and 4G support. Announced this week during America's largest wireless trade show, the ThinkPad is gaining 3G and 4G support courtesy of Sprint, which is the only cell carrier in America that currently offers both 3G and WiMAX. We also learned this week that Sprint's 4G services are soon expanding to dozens more cities across the country, and given that ThinkPad notebooks are generally used in business, we're sure that road warriors who stay in touch with their office while traveling will... Read more...
Earlier in the year, we had the opportunity to review Lenovo's ThinkPad Edge 13, a 13" ultraportable that was an affordable version of the classic ThinkPad that has been around for so many years in the business world. We didn't find that machine perfect for everyone, but there's a good chance that the 14" and 15" versions of the same rig might just step things up to a point where we'd consider recommending an Edge over a standard ThinkPad. Both the ThinkPad Edge 14 and 15 boast the company's new layout and design, which is an edgier look that's more modern than ThinkPad notebooks of the past. Both have backlit keyboards, and they start at just $599. That's an unheard-of price for a ThinkPad of... Read more...
If we told you that the trend in technology was towards the mobile side, you probably wouldn't be surprised. Think about how much mobile news you've seen over the past few years, and try to think if you had ever seen or heard that much mobile news in the 10 years prior. The smartphone has emerged as a must-have tool in society, whereas it was a real luxury held only by certain businesspeople a decade ago. Think about the notebook PC; now, more people are buying notebooks in place of desktops than ever before, because those machines are nimble and able to be easily transported. Lenovo is a huge company in the notebook and desktop space. Having the ThinkPad line has been the hallmark of their arrival... Read more...
Lenovo proved at the Consumer Electronics Show in January that it wasn't messing around when it comes to latest generation of notebook technologies. The company has a vast array of options, from tiny to huge, and they span the gamut from casual road warriors to hardcore business users. There's also a machine or two in there for the gaming and multimedia crowd, though you probably wouldn't guess that the ThinkPad T410 was in that category at first glance. This machine, along with the T410s, T510 and W510, received notable upgrades just last month, with Intel's latest Core i5 and Core i7 processors hopping on board to give the classically tough and plain ThinkPad line a much-needed breath of life.... Read more...
Lenovo proved at the Consumer Electronics Show in January that it wasn't messing around when it comes to latest generation of notebook technologies. The company has a vast array of options, from tiny to huge, and they span the gamut from casual road warriors to hardcore business users. There's also a machine or two in there for the gaming and multimedia crowd, though you probably wouldn't guess that the ThinkPad T410 was in that category at first glance. This machine, along with the T410s, T510 and W510, received notable upgrades just last month, with Intel's latest Core i5 and Core i7 processors hopping on board to give the classically tough and plain ThinkPad line a much-needed breath of life.The... Read more...
Lenovo was one of the biggest notebook players at CES, as they introduced a plethora of new machines from low-end to high-end. Obviously just having a handful of new machines on the horizon isn't enough for the company, as they have today introduced their "fastest ultraportable laptop" along with a powerful business-oriented Tablet PC.In total, six new Think-branded products are making their debut, with the ThinkPad X201 standing as the flagship. Lenovo calls this the industry's quickest ultraportable, which offers a 12.1" capacitive touch screen (multi-touch capable) dual input devices (trackpad and the famed Lenovo "nub"), Windows 7, the latest Intel 'Core' processors, a superbright outdoor... Read more...
You have to hand it to 'em--Lenovo knows how to market their products. With the tablet/slate PC revolution upon us, many companies are taking the opportunity to dive headfirst in. We aren't sure if Lenovo has yet another tablet planned (though the smartbook that was unveiled at CES hasn't received enough credit, in our opinion), but a new video from the company showcases a Lenovo tablet that's already on the market. Well, was on the market. Did you know that the original ThinkPad was a tablet/slate PC? Amazingly, it was! The ThinkPad 700T was a flat device without a physical keyboard, and the goal was to use it to spring handwriting recognition software into the mainstream. The video goes on... Read more...
Lenovo had one of the largest showings from any single PC manufacturer at CES this year, and while sifting through the company's new lineup of machines can be a daunting task for the average consumer, it was pretty clear from the outset that the ThinkPad Edge would be one of Lenovo's standout products of 2010. In many ways, it's a departure from the ThinkPad norm. It's the first ThinkPad to be available in more than just black (it will also ship in red), and there are a copious amount of customization options. Processors from both AMD and Intel are available, and it ships in 13", 14" and 15" form factors. It's not usual that a single machine type is available in ultraportable, mid-size and full-size... Read more...
Lenovo had one of the largest showings from any single PC manufacturer at CES this year, and while sifting through the company's new lineup of machines can be a daunting task for the average consumer, it was pretty clear from the outset that the ThinkPad Edge would be one of Lenovo's standout products of 2010. In many ways, it's a departure from the ThinkPad norm. It's the first ThinkPad to be available in more than just black (it will also ship in red), and there are a copious amount of customization options. Processors from both AMD and Intel are available, and it ships in 13", 14" and 15" form factors. It's not usual that a single machine type is available in ultraportable,... Read more...
The CES show floor may not official open up for a few more days, but things are already heating up here in Vegas. Lenovo is one of the first consumer electronics companies out of the gate with new gear, today unveiling a slew of new THINK-branded products. The refreshed lineup includes a bevy of new notebooks, with varying shapes, specs and sizes to fit pretty much any need. Let's get right down to business, shall we?The ThinkPad Edge is likely to be one of the company's standout products of 2010. It will be available in 13", 14" and 15" versions, with an all-new industrial design that's a departure from the norm. It's still rather classic and simplistic, though, aiming at the small business... Read more...
AT&T and Lenovo are bundling AT&T Tech Support 360 with select Lenovo PCs and offering a discount to small and midsize businesses that take advantage of the offer. With the new bundles, businesses can purchase Lenovo ThinkPad SL510 laptops, T400 laptops, and ThinkCentre A58 small form factor desktops and save up to $200 through February 2010 compared to purchasing the PC and service separately. AT&T's Tech Support 360 provides users with 24/7 online IT support. The service includes assistance with wireless network setup, software installation and training, setup of security software, and configuration of peripherals. AT&T Tech Support 360 technicians can also provide training... Read more...
Lenovo announced its latest portfolio of Think and Idea-branded PCs running Windows 7. Included with the announcement are the new ThinkPad SL410 and SL510 laptops. These laptops feature 16:9 high definition screens with VibrantView and Anti-glare technology and Intel Core2 Duo processors. Select models come with 3G connectivity. Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and optional Bluetooth technologies are also available. To help users stay in touch using VoIP, Lenovo increased the resolution of the cameras, added a microphone mute button, and improved the digital microphone for clearer, crisper sounding conversations. The ThinkPad SL410 and 510 laptops are available immediately with prices starting at approximately... Read more...
Lenovo’s notebooks span the entire spectrum, offering low-cost models such as the G530, netbooks such as the IdeaPad Y530, and high-end models such as the ThinkPad W700. Today, we’re taking a closer look at Lenovo’s newest offering, the ThinkPad T400s, a thin and light model that’s designed to give users a blend of portability, performance, and energy-efficiency. This notebook is the company’s thinnest and lightest T Series model, weighing 3.91 pounds and measuring just 0.82 inches thick. The T400s incorporates many features from Lenovo’s best selling notebook, the T400, and combines it with the some of the traits of the ThinkPad X300, which is part of Lenovo’s lightest line.In addition to being... Read more...
Lenovo’s notebooks span the entire spectrum, offering low-cost models such as the G530, netbooks such as the IdeaPad Y530, and high-end models such as the ThinkPad W700. Today, we’re taking a closer look at Lenovo’s newest offering, the ThinkPad T400s, a thin and light model that’s designed to give users a blend of portability, performance, and energy-efficiency. This notebook is the company’s thinnest and lightest T Series model, weighing 3.91 pounds and measuring just 0.82 inches thick. The T400s incorporates many features from Lenovo’s best selling notebook, the T400, and combines it with the some of the traits of the ThinkPad X300, which is part of Lenovo’s lightest line. In addition to being... Read more...
Synopsis:  The Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds is a rather unique product, targeted squarely at mobile professionals who require the power, features, and performance of workstation-class machine on the go. We previously evaluated the standard ThinkPad W700 and praised the system for its performance and stand-out integrated features, like a Wacom Digitizer Tablet and X-Rite Color Calibrator. The ThinkPad W700ds takes all of the features offered by the W700 and ads a secondary, slide-out display, which increases monitor real-estate by 39%.The machine we received for evaluation was outfitted with 4GB of RAM, a 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, an NVIDIA Quadro FX 3700 1GB GPU, and dual Hitachi hard... Read more...
When you think ThinkPad, what do you think? Plain, classic, traditional, all-business, etc.? Probably, but the word "sturdy" is apt to be throw in that mix as well. Lenovo has made it a point of focus to always ensure that the business-minded ThinkPad line was well equipped to handle dozens of airport transfers, being dropped in airport security lines and enduring the daily stresses of the corporate world. Now, the company is coming out and shouting from the roof tops that its ThinkPads are amongst the toughest in the land -- for "non-rugged" notebooks, anyway. The ThinkPad X200, X301, X200s, X200 Tablet, T400, T500, R400 and SL300 laptops have all met a "barrage of military specifications tests... Read more...
Lenovo's IdeaPad series of notebooks is quite different than the company's popular line up of ThinkPads. Ideapads are currently available in three series of products. The "U" series designates an ultraportable style with 11.1" or 13.3" widescreen displays and Intel Core 2 Duo processors. The "Y" series is for family entertainment and is available with up to a 17" screen and Intel 2.8GHz Core 2 duo processors. And finally, there is the super mobile "S" series netbook with its Intel Atom 1.6GHz processor and 10.2" display. Within the "U" and "Y" series there are a lot of models to choose from. In this article, we'll be showcasing the Ideapad Y530 specifically, which offers a competitive array of... Read more...
We've all done it — had two tabs or screens open, wishing we could have two screens on our laptop so we didn't have to keep switching back and forth between windows.  Enter Lenovo Group Ltd. The company's next ThinkPad laptop is more of a "desktop replacement" than ever. ThinkPad W700ds (a follow-on to the standard W700 model we evaluated for you here) will have a 17-inch main screen and a 10.6-inch secondary. The former is a bit larger than the a mainstream 15.4" laptop and the latter about the same size as the average netbook today.  It's far heavier than the norm, too — 11 pounds — and will be a bit pricier than we've come to expect from laptops — starting $3,600 when it goes... Read more...
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