Lenovo Highlights 20 Years of Innovation with Premier ThinkPad X1 Carbon , World’s Lightest 14-inch Ultrabook™

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Dubai, UAE – SEPTEMBER 2, 2012: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, its premier Ultrabook™, highlighting 20 years of ThinkPad innovation and kicking off celebration of the ThinkPad brand’s 20th anniversary. Lenovo showcased the X1 Carbon along with the new ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook™ at an event at The Modern with tours of The Museum of Modern Art where the famous ThinkPad 701c “butterfly keyboard” laptop is on display and part of the Museum’s collection. Forged from Carbon Fiber, the X1 Carbon is the world’s lightest 14-inch Ultrabook, created for those who demand the highest levels of mobility, performance, entertainment and design.

“Very few brands are fortunate enough to become an industry icon with loyal fans who are passionate about each generation of ThinkPad products,” said Peter Hortensius, president, Think Product Group, Lenovo. “With that in mind, we’re excited to debut the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the pinnacle of our ongoing quest to push the boundaries on great design and engineering. It meets the demand for an extremely thin and light laptop with the performance users need to accomplish their professional and business goals.”

Ultrabook Plus More
When it comes to mobility, the X1 Carbon weighs less than three pounds, packing a high resolution 14-inch display into a 13-inch laptop design. While incredibly light thanks to its carbon fiber construction, it retains ThinkPad’s renowned durability for use in practically any environment. To keep users up and running, the X1 Carbon provides eight hours of battery life and industry-best charge times with Lenovo RapidCharge technology. Equipped with optional 3G mobile broadband and hotspot technology, users can stay connected virtually anywhere, anytime.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Despite its thin design, the X1 Carbon delivers a rich user experience with a backlit keyboard that maintains the legendary ThinkPad reputation as the industry’s best for comfort and accuracy. The X1 Carbon also includes a multi-gesture glass surface touchpad, HD face-tracking camera, dual array microphones and Dolby-tuned audio for crisp and clear sound.

Business ready with Intel® vPro technology, the X1 Carbon is among the first Ultrabooks to offer true corporate-level security and manageability, and for expansion capabilities and to manage unsightly cables, users can dock it via Lenovo’s new USB3 Dock. Additionally, Lenovo offers a variety of Service and Support packages such as custom imaging, extended warranties and accidental damage protection.

“The new Lenovo ThinkPad Ultrabooks deliver an outstanding mobile experience inside a sleek and stylish design,” said Kirk Skaugen, Intel vice president and general manager of the PC Client Group. “Powered by 3rd generation Intel Core processors, the new Ultrabooks wake up in a flash and offer impressive battery life, all in a secure and managed environment that business users and consumers require in today’s busy world.”

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

ThinkPad T430u Performance for Small Business
The ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook powers the business and personal computing needs of today’s small-to-medium businesses. The T430u equips professionals with the same thin and light designs found in consumer ultrabooks without sacrificing business-class performance, and it comes at a mainstream price starting at under $800. Configurable with a unique combination of NVIDIA GeForce graphics and 1 Terabyte of storage, the T430u provides powerful graphics capability and massive storage capacity – features rarely found in Ultrabooks. At more than seven hours of battery life, the ThinkPad T430u provides full-day freedom from power cords. Since small businesses often do not have dedicated IT departments, the T430u comes with Lenovo Solution Center for Small Business including Intel Small Business Advantage, offering hardware-based capabilities to improve productivity and enhance security. The diagnostic center helps users self manage backup and recovery, passwords, Internet connections, anti-virus software, firewall settings and devices.

Pricing and Availability 2
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon and T430u Ultrabook will be available this month. Pricing for models starts $1,299 and $779, respectively, through business partners and www.lenovo.com.

Lenovo 20 Years

About Lenovo
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company – and the second largest PC company in the world, serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.

1Compared with other 14-in laptops that comply with the Intel Ultrabook® specification, including Dell XPS 14Z, HP Envy 14 Spectre, Samsung Series 5 14-in, Toshiba Satellite U840 and Fujitsu U772.
2Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice. Pricing varies by configuration and business partner.
Ultrabook is a trademark of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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  • ted selker

    Several Significant Thinkpads that represent thinkpad innovation aren’t on the path above,… they should be fact checked to be sure
    A marketting exectuive Michael ??? had no hands and loved the TrackPoint:
    -there was a Japan only ThinkPad with a printer in it. There were touchscreen thinkpads in the 1990s too with the Transnote as one people are nostalgic for
    -Thinkpad 755 had locking pointer buttons to make it more accessible, (also a keyboard overlay for poking at keys with a mouthstick or prosthetic arms, etc.) a new 1/2 size powersupply was acheived through design, This machine also saved itself from a fan with the first heatpipe in Laptops
    -ThinkPad 755CV introduced a removable backlight to Project with only an OHP and use the display outdoors
    -ThinkPad 776 had a raising keyboard (it may have been the first with Lithium batteries) a
    -ThinkPad 600 brought a press to select, middle button for scrolling or magnifing “second TrackPoint” It also reduced size and weight that echoed the 1 inch technology in the lab. It replaced the old “stovepipe” keys with a significantly better “scissor lift” keyboard feel
    -ThinkPad T20 introduced a Camera connector and accessory for the top of the Laptop that echoed lab accessories for the top of the Laptop display. it also introduced
    -ThinkPad T 61 introduced illuminated keys