Fastest ultraportable laptop- X201 ThinkPad sets
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC, USA -- PC manufacturer
Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) unveiled the Thinkpad X201
which use an Intel Core i7 processor running at 2.66 GHz
to deliver speedy performance, making it "25 percent
faster than the 2.13 GHz ceiling on other 12-inch enterprise
ultraportables" and setting the new world record for the Fastest
ultraportable laptop. Photo: Weighing in at under 1.35 kilograms
(2.97 pounds), the new X201
laptop is ultra portable and unlike netbooks that
may be only slightly lighter, it is a full-performance computer
and has more than 11 hours of battery life.
The tablet X201 supports security
tools including a fingerprint reader, anti-theft technologies
and a self-encrypting hard drive.
Finally, the X201, along with a range of
Lenovo's latest release models have been tested to military
specifications, designed to withstand a range of environments,
including heat, high altitude, shock and dust. Drop the X201
and life still (we hope) goes on.
"We're continuing to push the envelope
on innovation to give our mobile customers faster, more powerful
and smarter ThinkPad laptops," said Dhilip Bhatia,
vice president of ThinkPad product marketing at Lenovo. "These
PCs incorporate the latest computing technologies and extra
Lenovo features to make the PC experience more simple and
productive." The X201s will downgrade the processor
to a Core i5 - which isn't a serious slowdown - but improve
the form factor and battery life, weighing less than 2.5 pounds
and pushing the time between recharges to 12 hours of use.
Based on Intel's Core i5 and Core i7
processors, the laptops include 12.1-inch screens and a runtime
of up to 12.2 hours on 9-cell batteries. The X201 also includes
a TV Tuner and noise cancelling headphones; the type of extras
we usually expect on entertainment focussed machines. And
given it's also expandable to 8GB of RAM, the X201 has some
room to grow. There's also Windows 7 on board.
The ThinkPad X201, X201s, X201 tablet, W701,
W701ds and ThinkServer TS200v are available beginning in March
through business partners and www.lenovo.com. Pricing for
models of the X201, X201s, X201 tablet, W701 and W701ds start
at approximately $1,199, $1,599, $1,549, $2,199 and $3,799.
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