Lenovo unveiled its new ThinkPad Z61 series and R60 series, both combine Intel’s Core Duo processors with newly enhanced multimedia and wireless connectivity options.
The new Z61 series is available in 14.1-inch (Z61t) and 15.4-inch (Z61m); the new models feature a choice of integrated or discrete graphics and up to 4 GB DDR-SDRAM for optimal viewing. The Z61t offers a WXGA/185-nit or WXGA+/200-nit display, while the Z61m also adds a WXGA MaxBright option.
Both Z61 models feature an integrated camera and stereo microphone for videoconferencing, and are equipped with 802.11 a/b/g WiFi capability, as well as integrated wireless WAN (WWAN) for connecting to Verizon Wireless’ high-speed nationwide network in the U.S. Lenovo was the first PC manufacturer to integrate a WWAN antenna for wireless internet access via evolution data only (EvDO) technology in standard notebooks.
Lenovo also announced its new ThinkPad R60 series, a lower-cost, mainstream system packed with performance-enhancing features. It continues to be an excellent choice for business and education users who. The new R60 offers better battery life, more connectivity options, and a new 14″ SXGA+ graphics choice. In addition, the R60 series enhances its value proposition with ThinkPad innovations such as the ThinkPad Roll Cage – a magnesium-alloy shell that helps protect the hard drive and other internal components – the ThinkPad Shock Mounted Hard Drive, a hardware switch for wireless shutoff, and integrated WWAN.