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Lenovo considering ThinkPad netbook; IdeaPad S20 in May

Lenovo considering ThinkPad netbook; IdeaPad S20 in May

Lenovo's existing IdeaPad netbooks are sturdy, safe choices in the segment, but they could soon gain a ThinkPad-branded sibling.  Likely targeted more at business use, compared to the consumer-focused IdeaPad line, the ThinkPad netbook is not yet confirmed, but according to Lenovo's Worldwide Competitive Analyst Matthew Kohut, "it's an area [Lenovo are] exploring."

After the cut, why Atom may not be the CPU for the new ThinkPad netbook

Eight Lenovo ThinkPads hit military rugged standards

Eight Lenovo ThinkPads hit military rugged standards

Lenovo has announced that eight of its ThinkPad notebooks have passed military-standards for ruggedization, making them not only resistant to pressure, humidity, temperature, dust and vibration, but to a greater extent than some "mil-spec" rivals.  The ThinkPad X200, X301, X200s, X200 Tablet, T400, T500, R400 and SL300 all passed durability tests despite not being specifically marketed as ruggedized models.

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CES 2009: Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds hands-on

CES 2009: Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds hands-on

Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds may have been around for a few weeks, but CES has been the first opportunity we at SlashGear have had to play with the dual-display behemoth.  Based on Lenovo's original W700, complete with a Wacom graphics digitizer integrated into the palm rest, the W700ds adds a pull-out 10.6-inch LCD display that slides from the main 17-inch panel.  It's an interesting concept, but our hands-on impressions leave us wondering if the compromises are worth it.

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Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds get reviewed, bulky but powerful

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds get reviewed, bulky but powerful

The groundbreaking dual-screen Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds is no doubt a creative and one-of-the-kind laptop replacement we’ve seen to date. Sized at 10.6-inch, the slide-out secondary screen is essentially a 2nd notebook built-in, and so does the weight and price. With retail tips over $4000, interested buyer might want to check out a few reviews before shelling out the hard dollars. Folks over at laptormag have jumped at the opportunity to get their hands on the ThinkPad, the full review is up, not wowed but managed to came away with the Editor Choice.

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds prototype caught on video

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds prototype caught on video

While I know Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds dual-screen workstation would likely break my weak blogger's back should I actually try to lift it, that still doesn't end its appeal.  A video of one of Lenovo's prototypes has shown up, showing the mechanism by which the second, 10.6-inch LCD display slides out and then back into the W700ds' lid, behind the primary 17-inch display.

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Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation: New images and details

Lenovo ThinkPad W700ds mobile workstation: New images and details

When news of Lenovo's ThinkPad W700ds dual-display workstation broke last week we did wonder if the small photo was a fan mockup - the side display looked very much "tagged on".  Now new, larger official images have appeared, and it looks like that original picture was accurate.  Happily we also have a new price range, which is much less than what early tips suggested: Lenovo will be selling the W700ds from around $3,600.

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