Lenovo ThinkPad T410s, T410, T510 and W510 notebooks get Intel Dual-Core, Core i5/i7 injection

Jan 3, 2010
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Lenovo ThinkPad T410s, T410, T510 and W510 notebooks get Intel Dual-Core, Core i5/i7 injection

Lenovo's ThinkPad T410s, T410/T510 and W510 notebooks aren't new, but the company has brought them up to date at CES 2010 with Intel's latest dual-core, Core i5 and Core i7 processors.  The T410s 14-inch ultraportable has a choice of Core i5-520M and i5-540M CPUs, along with the regular choices of HDD or SSD storage, up to 8GB of RAM, WiFi b/g/n, optional Bluetooth, 3G and WiMAX, while the ThinkPad T410/T510 throw the Core i7-620M into the mixture too.

As for the Lenovo ThinkPad W510, the 15.6-inch machine has a choice of quad-core Core i7-720QM, Core i7-820Q or Core 2 Extreme i7-920XM processors on offer, paired with up to 16GB of RAM and either HDD or SSD storage.  The W510 also gets the option of NVIDIA Quadro FX 880M 1GB graphics.

All of the machines have larger, multitouch-capable touchpads and reworked keyboards, together with running Windows 7.  Full specifications of all four machines in the gallery below; all four ranges will go on sale come January 7th, priced from $1,399 for the T410s, $999 for the T410 and T510 and $1,599 for the W510.

Press Release:

Built for Business: Lenovo Sharpens ThinkPad Laptop Performance and Productivity

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – January 4, 2010: Lenovo today announced four new ThinkPad solutions – the T410s, T410 and T510 laptops and W510 mobile workstation – to bring higher levels of performance and productivity to business users. The new laptops are based on upcoming Intel® CoreTM dual-core processors, and equip users with faster multi-tasking performance, more energy efficient performance and greater manageability for IT departments. Beyond powerful processing performance improvements, the new laptops extend individual productivity with never before seen ThinkPad 22 hour battery life on select models, more multitouch screen options and a single wireless broadband solution with the Qualcomm Gobi 2000 module.

“ThinkPad laptops are built for business with the performance, portability and wireless capabilities users need and the manageability, reliability and durability IT departments require,” said, Peter Hortensius, vice president, Think Business Unit, Lenovo. “These latest enhancements in processing speed, battery life and wireless technologies help users work faster, longer and smarter.”

The T410s provides a thin and light design with full-performance for extremely mobile users, while the T410 and T510 are designed for full performance for mainstream business users. The high performance W510 mobile workstation fits the needs of professionals in data and graphics- demanding fields like oil and gas, computer aided design and photography.

Productivity through Performance

The new PCs offer maximum processing performance with a selection of new upcoming Intel® CoreTM processors. Combined with upcoming Intel® CoreTM vPro technology and Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies’ manageability features, IT departments can remotely manage their PC fleet and deploy power settings, Internet connection profiles and more. Additionally, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology1 on the W510 and T Series laptops automatically and intelligently accelerates performance, dynamically adjusting to the workload to give business users an immediate performance boost when needed.

The new W510 brings mobile workstation performance to a higher level. More powerful than before, the W510 can now support up to 16 GB of memory and quad core processors. The W510 has four memory slots for up to 16GB of high performance 1333 MHz DDR3 memory. It also offers Nvidia’s 1GB GPU and the latest Intel® CoreTM i7 processors. As the first ThinkPad to offer USB 3.0, users can transfer data quickly reaching speeds up to 10x the performance over USB 2.0.

The T410s now comes with Nvidia switchable graphics with 512 MB of VRAM so users can balance a visually-intense graphics experience with energy efficiency and battery life. The laptops are also certified under Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience program for Windows 7. This means they start up significantly faster than identical configuration, non-optimized PCs. For example, on select Think PCs, Windows 7 starts up to 56 percent faster compared to running Windows XP or Vista, and shuts down in as little as five seconds2.

For added convenience, a powered USB port comes on all the new PCs and can be used to charge MP3 players, phones and other devices when the PC is on, on standby or off (if plugged in).

Productivity by Design

The W510 gives users a new kind of power – the power of touch – for a new way to work with an optional multi-finger touch screen. Lenovo includes the SimpleTap application to help make navigating the touchscreen simple. The W510 also has added an optional color calibrator, first debuted in the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation, to help ensure the most accurate colors on its high gamut full high definition screen.

The new laptops also improve the typing experience with larger Escape and Delete keys. Since Lenovo found users hit the Delete and Escape keys up to 700 times a week on average, the sizes of these keys have been increased starting with the T400s laptop.

Productivity by Mobility

To extend the workday even longer without plugging in, Lenovo offers a new nine cell slice battery on the T410, T510 and W510 laptops for up to 22 hours of battery life3. The laptops also offer optional 3G connectivity leveraging EV-DO and HSPA wireless networks with Qualcomm Gobi 2000TM technology. This module allows businesses to standardize on a single hardware platform that can be deployed globally and accommodate multiple carriers to simplify international deployments.

Pricing and Availability4

The ThinkPad T410s, T410, T510 and W510 laptops are available beginning January 7 through business partners and www.lenovo.com. Pricing for models starts approximately at $1,399 for the T410s, $999 for the T410 and T510 and $1,599 for the W510.


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