Lenovo just announced the addition of two new ThinkPad notebooks geared towards small to medium size business users, all running Windows 7 and sporting business friendly options.
The new models, the ThinkPad SL410 and ThinkPad SL510 both offer a 16x9 matte screen with VibrantView and anti-glare technology; a decision which many road warriors will love.
You might want to avoid shipping notebooks via USPS after reading a story over at the Consumerist. A USPS customer shipped his friend five notebooks and insured them for $3,000. The package never showed up across the country, so he filed an insurance claim. The USPS gave the customer $74 for the lost ThinkPads.
Lenovo's providing ThinkPads, IdeaPads and desktops to the non-profit Center for Severe Weather Research. They're using mobile Doppler radars, trucks full of Lenovo computers and a lot of brain power to improve how scientists predict tornadoes and other severe weather phenomenon.
The Constant Connect ExpressCard and software that Reasearch in Motion (RIMM) and Lenovo announced back in february is available today at Lenovo.com and authorized resellers. Lenovo Constant Connect is an innovative feature that synchronizes email between a ThinkPad and a Blackberry, even when the ThinkPad is in sleep mode.
Lenovo's designated eight ThinkPads for use in semi-rugged computing environments such as construction sites and police vehicles. Eight ThinkPads meet military specification (MIL-SPEC) standards, which mean they can stand up to vibrations, extreme temperatures, dust and other hazards. Lenovo's now offering an optional 680-nit display for the ThinkPad T400 to improve viewability in outdoor applications.
Lenovo's officially announcing the ThinkPad W700ds workstation today and I look forward to spending some time with one at CES this week. The ThinkPad W700ds has a primary 17-inch display and a 10.6-inch display that pops out to the right to provide extra work space for power users like engineers and video editors.
All Lenovo ThinkPad SL, T and X series notebooks will now come standard with an embedded 3G card to connect to AT&T mobile broadband network. The internal 3G card was previously an option on these ThnkPads and cost up to $150.
Lenovo's introduced the ThinkPad X200s, a lightweight business notebook for business travelers and the X200t,the first widescreen ThinkPad tablet. Tom Ribble, the director of worldwide ThinkPad marketing, called me this morning to talk about the latest additions to the ThinkPad family.
Lenovo's introduced the ThinkPad X301, which is replacing the X300. The ThinkPad X301 is about 20% faster than the previous model and can be configured with a 128GB solid state drive, which is double the original storage capacity.