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Lenovo ThinkPad 20th Anniversary celebrated with tribute and legacy collection

Lenovo ThinkPad 20th Anniversary celebrated with tribute and legacy collection

It's been 20 years since Lenovo introduced us to the iconic design that now exists in the ThinkPad, complete with black body and red dot. To celebrate the event, Lenovo has let loose a collection of media for you, the ThinkPad lover, to consume, starting with a fun set of facts - one being on the original inspiration for the ThinkPad: a Japanese Bento-Bako box! The name ThinkPad, they note, comes from a classic notepad (the kind with paper inside) passed out to all IBM employees, black with the word "THINK" embossed on the front.

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Lenovo to build PC plant in the US

Lenovo to build PC plant in the US

You don't come across a lot of electronics that are made in the US anymore. In fact, it's actually extremely rare. Google boasted that its Nexus Q was manufactured in the US, but that's only one device out of thousands. Fortunately, Lenovo is looking to spice things up and is planning on building some of its computers here in the US.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

The Lenovo ThinkPad series is currently celebrating its 20th birthday, and today we have their new ThinkPad X1 Carbon on the chopping blocks. After all these years still producing some of the best business and casual laptops available the X1 Carbon looks to improve on its older sibling, while staying at the top of the Ultrabook lineup. Being touted as "the world's lightest 14" business-class ultra book" with a sleek body and powerful dual-core power all under 3 lbs lets take a peek.

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Lenovo ThinkPad T430u brings X1-Carbon-on-a-budget this month

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u brings X1-Carbon-on-a-budget this month

It's a week for ThinkPad hardware: on the heels of Lenovo's new Tablet 2 and the X1 Carbon comes the ThinkPad T430u ultrabook, announced back in January and finally hitting shelves. Priced from $779, the 14-inch ultraportable packs chips from Intel's Ivy Bridge range paired with up to 8GB of RAM and optional discrete graphics.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon pricing and configurations revealed

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon pricing and configurations revealed

This week the thinnest ultrabook on the block has been re-revealed with its full specifications, pricing, and release date ready to roll. This next-generation computer will be available from Lenovo's online store starting on August 21st, and users will be able to configure their own model online starting at $1399 going all the way up to $1849 depending on what's chosen for the notebook's innards. This device comes with a 3rd generation Intel Core processor in three configurations: i5 at 1.7GHz, i5 at 1.8Ghz, or i7 at 2.0Ghz.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 6, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: August 6, 2012

We're back to Monday folks, but thankfully this particular Monday provided us with a lot of interesting news. Of course, Apple and Samsung's court battle is still raging on, with Samsung today claiming that Apple pressured 3G experts to change evidence. Apple detailed the icons it accuses Samsung of ripping off, while Samsung made a case for the uniqueness of its handsets up on the stand. Samsung was looking pretty decent there for a while, until an expert Apple witness took the stand to say that the iPhone and the original Galaxy S were "substantially the same." Ouch.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon arriving by end of August

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon arriving by end of August

We've been waiting for a release date for Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Carbon since it was revealed back in May, and now we finally have one. Well, we kind of have one, as Lenovo says the super-thin ultrabook will become available by the end of August. So, we may not have an actual release date just yet, but we're getting mighty close.

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Lenovo to move ThinkPad production back to Japan

Lenovo to move ThinkPad production back to Japan

NEC Corp. and Lenovo Group Ltd. will move some production of ThinkPad PCs from China manufacturing lines back to Japan. Originally developed and manufactured in Japan’s Yamato research laboratory, a trial run for production of ThinkPads at NEC’s plant in Yamagata Prefecture will begin this fall. Moving toward full-scale production in Japan is desired for the future.

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Lenovo Mobile Access no-contract mobile broadband breaks cover

Lenovo Mobile Access no-contract mobile broadband breaks cover

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.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 Review

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.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X230 hands-on

Lenovo ThinkPad X230 hands-on

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.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook revealed

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook revealed

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.

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