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February 23, 2010

Lenovo Announces New ThinkPads

Lenovo has announced several new ThinkPad-branded Windows 7 PCs today.


The ThinkPad X201 features an extremely thin and light design, but doesn’t sacrifice in performance. The X201 comes with a normal volt Intel Core Processor (some models to ship with Intel Core™ i7-620M at 2.66GHz with Turbo Boost) instead of a low volt processor but is able to offer long battery life at around 11 hours with a 9-cell battery. The ThinkPad X201s is what Lenovo is calling a “featherweight fighter” weighing in less than 2.5 pounds. The ThinkPad X201 will cost $1,199, and the ThinkPad X201s will cost $1,599.


The ThinkPad X201Tablet is designed for business computing, features a 12.1 inch capacitive multitouch screen and comes with Lenovo’s SimpleTap application. You can see a demo of SimpleTap here. The X201 Tablet can be used with a pen or just your finger. This tablet comes with the latest Intel Core Processors, security tools such as a fingerprint reader (Windows Biometric Framework awesomeness!) and WiMAX, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Fun fact: did you know the first ThinkPad was a tablet? I did not know that. Lenovo has a long history with tablets. The ThinkPad X201 Tablet will cost $1,549.



They are also introducing 2 new ThinkPad W Series models: the ThinkPad W701 and ThinkPad W701ds. These 2 new W Series ThinkPads come with Intel Core i7 Processors and NVIDIA Quadro FX 2800 and 3800 Series GPUs. These 17 inch PCs are perfect for design professionals and digital content creators as they feature optional built-in color calibrator to make sure the most accurate colors are displayed. These PCs can also be configured with an optional built-in WACOM digitizer and pen as well. The ThinkPad W701 costs $2,199 and the W701ds costs $3,799.

For more information on these new PCs, click here to read Lenovo’s press release.

These PCs will be available beginning in March.