Lenovo today announced that it is now offering a broad portfolio of Think and Idea-branded PCs running the new Windows 7 operating system. Lenovo is also introducing two new ThinkPad laptops geared for the way small to medium businesses (SMB) work.
The new ThinkPad SL410 and SL510 laptops feature crisp and clear 16:9 high definition screens. Powered by Intel Core2Duo processors, these versatile laptops can power the next business meeting or help entertain off the clock. Along with their 16:9 screens, they support bright colors and reduced glare with VibrantView and Anti-glare technology. They also support HDMI and VGA output for high definition and standard external monitor displays. Using the two-finger multitouch touchpad, objects on the screen can be enlarged and minimized easily.
To stay connected 24/7 with business colleagues, family and friends, select models come with 3G connectivity. WiFi, Ethernet and optional Bluetooth technologies are also offered. For a strong VoIP experience, Lenovo increased the resolution of the cameras, added a microphone mute button and improved the digital microphone for clearer, crisper sounding conversations.
A Faster, Richer and Easier Experience Lenovo Enhanced Experience certified PCs deliver a faster, richer and easier computing experience over identical configuration, non-optimized PCs. Business customers can choose from Think-branded PCs including the ThinkPad T400s, R400 and X200 laptops, X200 Tablet, ThinkCentre A58 and M58 desktops and ThinkStation S20 and D20 workstations. Consumers can choose a variety of Idea-branded PCs including the IdeaPad Y550, Y450, U450, 450p, U350 and IdeaCentre A600 all-in-one desktop.
Enhanced Experience certified PCs start-up significantly faster than identical configuration, non-optimized Lenovo PCs. For example, on select Think PCs, Windows 7 starts up to 56 percent faster compared to running Windows XP or Windows Vista, and shuts down in as little as five seconds.
The PCs also include multimedia enhancements and easy system maintenance tools on Idea PCs, and performance-optimized ThinkVantage Technologies for advanced productivity and security on Think PCs. For example, Enhanced Experience certified PCs are giving customers a new way to reach out and touch technology with optional multitouch screens on the ThinkPad X200 Tablet and T400s laptop. Equipped with SimpleTap, users can easily manipulate hardware functions through the touch screen.
Pricing and Availability The ThinkPad SL410 and 510 laptops are available immediately through business partners, retailers including Tiger Direct, Fry?s, Amazon.com, newegg.com and select Best Buy stores (for the SL410 laptop) and www.lenovo.com Models start at approximately $529.