Lenovo has announced its first ThinkPad Hybrid laptop and first business ultrabook, combining portability with enterprise-class features and power-saving options.
Lenovo has announced its first ThinkPad Hybrid laptop and first business ultrabook.
The 13.3-inch ThinkPad X1 Hybrid features many improvements over its predecessor, the X1, such as double the CPU speed and quadruple the GPU performance.
One of the more interesting elements of the X1 Hybrid is its instant media mode, which doubles the battery life to 10 hours and effectively gives the laptop some PC functionality, explaining the 'Hybrid' name. This mode, which can be accessed instantly by clicking an icon on the homescreen, utilises a Qualcomm dual-core processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and a custom Linux-based operating system. The battery can also be charged up to 80 percent in half an hour.
The X1 Hybrid comes with some business features like encrypted hard drives, remote management support, and a fingerprint reader, in addition to having everything required for voice and video conferencing.
The 14-inch ThinkPad T430u offers the portability of an ultrabook with a number of useful business features, such as Intel's Small Business Advantage productivity and security tools. Users can choose from a variety of Intel Core processors, Intel integrated or Nvidia graphics, and an SSD or HDD. It also has a fast boot and resume feature and a battery life of up to six hours.
The X1 Hybrid will be available in the second quarter for around $1,599, while the T430u will come out in the third quarter for roughly $849.
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