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Lenovo to Release ThinkPad L Series Notebooks in Mid-May
      #36792 - 04/20/10 10:33 AM

Lenovo today introduced a new series of ThinkPad laptops - the L Series. Designed for business, government and education customers, the ThinkPad L412 and L512 laptops feature the latest Intel processing technologies, military tough durability and strong web conferencing features in an affordable laptop starting under $700. Additionally, the laptops are the greenest on the market by integrating the highest amounts of post consumer recycled content. More about this new ThinkPad series:



Lenovo ThinkPad L series features:

    * Choices of the latest Intel Core i3 and i5 processors with Turbo Boost and Hyperthreading technology
    * 16:9 HD antiglare displays on the 14-inch L412 and 15-inch L512
    * Choices of Intel integrated or ATI Mobility Radeon graphics
    * 3G/4G wireless connectivity options with Gobi 2000 module support for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon
    * Multitouch touchpads
    * Up to 8 hours of battery life (4-cell and 6-cell batteries)
    * Expansion with 4 USB ports/1 powered, combo eSATA/USB port, support for DisplayPort and VGA
    * Windows 7 with Lenovo Enhanced Experience featuring up to 57% faster bootup and shutdown time




The laptops also have the enterprise features businesses and IT administrators require such as global availability, image stability, a three year battery warranty and docking. They also include ThinkVantage Technologies tools like Access Connections to make the computing experience more productive for users. The L Series laptops pass the tough test for withstanding the wear and tear of the office or the rigor of the field to give users long term value. They meet eight different military specification tests for high and low temperatures, vibration, altitude, dust and more.

Expanded Green Footprint
Lenovo continues to expand its emphasis on green design with the L Series. The laptops use up to 30 percent post consumer content from office water jugs and used IT equipment in parts like the LCD cover, palm rests and top/bottom case. The L512 laptop contains 18 percent post consumer content (PCC) total, making it the industry?s highest amount of PCC in a laptop.3 Each L Series laptop saves the equivalent of 10 plastic water bottles. Overall, Lenovo has used 42 million gross pounds of PCC since 2005 in Think-branded products.

Tailored for Web Conferencing
The L Series laptops are tailored for an excellent voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) experience. They offer the full range of connectivity options, from Ethernet and Bluetooth to WiFi, 3G and 4G. The laptops are also equipped with a high resolution camera that works well in low light conditions, like for conferences in hotel rooms. The camera even white balances automatically so conferences are more life-like.

A digital-array microphone with echo cancellation lets users conduct conferences even in noisy rooms. The speakers are placed directly underneath the screen and above the keyboard for rich sound quality. Hardware audio control keys ? speaker mute and audio mute ? are conveniently located to the left of the keyboard for easy access. And by pressing the shortcut Function + F6 hotkey combination, users can navigate a simple software interface to modify VoIP settings.

Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad L412 and L512 laptops are available starting in mid-May through www.lenovo.com and business partners. Pricing for models starts at approximately $649.





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