Updated November 7, 2014 7:07 pm - Lenovo is introducing new thinner and lighter ThinkPads at IFA 2013 today. These new ThinkPads include form factors that are 20% thinner than other ThinkPads with up to a 20% reduction in bezel size. They also feature the new ThinkPad precision keyboard and a larger multitouch trackpad that supports gestures in Windows 8. You can also swap the optional external batteries out of these new ThinkPads courtesy of Lenovo’s “Power Bridge” technology without having to turn off the device. These external batteries to extend productivity beyond 10 hours!
ThinkPad T440s and ThinkPad T440:
Lenovo expands the ThinkPad T Series line – their most popular ThinkPads with the new ThinkPad T440s and ThinkPad T440 14-inch Ultrabooks.
The T440s is light (as little as 3.5lbs) and thin (.79 inches). It comes with an optional full HD touchscreen display, built in 4G broadband capability, up to 1 terabyte of storage (SSDs) and up to 17 hours of battery life. The ThinkPad T440s will be available starting at end of October starting at $1,149 (U.S.).
The T440 comes with a “HD+” screen with optional touch. It shares many of the same features as the T440s including being light and thin (.83 inches). It also comes with an optional integrated smart card reader for security. Both the T440s and T440 come with 4th generation Intel Core processors. The ThinkPad T440 will be available starting at the end of October starting at $899 (U.S.).
The new X240 is meant to be ultraportable. It comes with a 12.5-inch fill HD display with optional touch and weighs less than 3lbs., and is only .79 inches thick. It comes with up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors, up to a terabyte of storage, and a backlit ThinkPad Precision keyboard. Oh and comes fully stocked with the ports you need (so you can leave all those adapters at home). The ThinkPad X240 will be available starting end of October starting at $1,099 (U.S.).
ThinkPad S440 and ThinkPad S540:
The S440 and S540 are perfect ThinkPads for the small business. These ThinkPads come with an ultra-thin bezel with beveled edges giving the impression of a “floating” PC. This allows for a larger screen in a smaller form factor. They both come with 4th generation Intel Core processors, up to full HD touch and discrete graphics. The S440 comes with a 14-inch screen and the S540 comes with a 15.6-inch screen. The ThinkPad S440 will be available in select markets outside the U.S. in September starting at €699. And the ThinkPad S540 will be available in select markets outside the U.S. in October starting at €649.