Lenovo has announced a new no-contract mobile broadband service for users of its ThinkPad notebook computers. The new no-contract broadband services called Lenovo Mobile Access. The service provides pre-connected, always on Internet connectivity that mobile broadband users want and expect away from the home or office.
The ThinkPad family of laptops has had a reputation for reliability since long before Lenovo started making them, and the fervency of their fans is perhaps the only thing that reaches the same level as Apple hardware these days. The X series, Lenovo’s road warrior class of thin and light laptops, remains among the most popular, and it’s not hard to see why. But with Ultrabooks increasingly stealing the limelight, can the ThinkPad X230 keep the same amount of acclaim as its X200-series predecessors? Let’s find out.
Lenovo's ThinkPad line has always had a reputation for business-class durability, and the X series has added small size and light weight to it. The latest in the X2xx series is the X230, the upgrade to to last year's 12.5-inch X220 model. It brings with it some small but significant changes to the chassis as well as more options on the processor front, which we'll dive into in our upcoming review. For now, we'll focus on the outward changes to this most favored road warrior model.
The next level powerhouse in workhorse Ultrabook has been revealed by Lenovo as being the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, complete with the claim that it is indeed "the world's lightest 14-inch professional Ultrabook." This Ultrabook "exceeds Ultrabook specifications" as Lenovo says with its premium Carbon Fiber roll cage enclosure and full package weighing in at 3 pounds. This notebook has a 14-inch display which works with Vibrant Hi-Resolution technology, it being 1600 x 900 pixel resolution with a thin bezel and 300 nit brightness. The keyboard is Lenovo's latest setup with backlighting as well, so get prepped for a premium experience.
It's time for the 3rd Generation Intel Core update to Lenovo's line of ThinkPad laptops including their T, X, L, and W series, these including software updates as well. What we're dealing with here in this update is a series of upgrades for each of the unique series with one common strain between the lot of them: Intel's Ivy Bridge processors bumping them all up to ultra powerful. Have a peek at how Lenovo is bringing the heat across the board with their ThinkPad series all across the board.
The tablet known as Lenovo ThinkPad has been officially tipped by its manufacturer to be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich inside Spring 2012. This means there could be a few more weeks in your path - or four weeks if you're listening to the groundhog. When the update does come down, you're in for a few awesome treats, including the Face Unlock feature that we did not see some through with the ICS upgrade for the almighty Transformer Prime, believe it or not.
In case you've been wondering what happened to Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades to Android-powered tablets, Lenovo has confirmed it will release an update to the ThinkPad Tablet in the second quarter of 2012. Asus's Transformer Prime device has been the only upgraded tablet so far and it's being met with problems, but hopefully those kinks will be worked out before Lenovo steps into the ring.
There's a brand new ThinkPad in town, and this Lenovo model X130e is no joke when it comes to dishing out the middle-range for students across the earth. For that's who Lenovo is aiming at here with the X130e, students in grades K-12 - though we're not sure what a Kindergartener is going to do with a laptop, by any means. Inside you'll get the latest AMD or Intel processors with integrated graphics, there's an 11.6-inch HD LED 1366 x 768 pixel display up front, and the whole thing is protected by a set of hardcore features that'll keep the unit out of physical harm's way.
You knew it had to happen sometime: Lenovo's ThinkPad takes on the latest thin and light trend in laptops just came across the wire, and they're impressive. First up is a reinvigorated version of the ThinkPad X1, this time with a Hybrid designation, and the brand new ThinkPad T430u, which takes the Ultrabook badge. Both new laptops will be available starting in the second quarter of 2012, with prices starting at $1,599 and $849 respectively.
This week the folks at Lenovo have revealed the ThinkPad X130e, a notebook for students and schools with an 11.6-inch display, less than 4 pounds in weight over the whole chassis, and up to 8.5-hours of runtime on its biggest and best battery option. There will be several models offered up with interchangeable specifications like AMD or Intel processors, and all models will include a rubber bumper on the top, reinforced and recessed ports, and both strong rounded corners and hinges. In other words, you'll be find if you drop this notebook in your bag and the bag also happens to have a big brick of concrete at the bottom of it.