Lenovo introduces five new ThinkPads
Lenovo introduced a total of five new ThinkPads today. The ThinkPad T440s, T440 and X240 are categorized as Ultrabooks while the S series models, the S440 and the S540, are aimed at business users.
The three new Ultrabooks are the ThinkPad T440s, T440 and the X240.
The new T series and X series lines now come with 20 percent thinner form factors, and include touchpads that support Windows 8 gestures. The new models also feature Intel’s latest 4th-generation Haswell processors, and the T440s is claimed to give a total of 17 hours of battery life, with the X240 giving a 10 hour battery life.
Lenovo mentions this is achieved using a new Power Bridge technology that allows users to switch external batteries without having to power the system down. The T440s and the X240 come with sealed internal batteries. These models also feature an external battery that can be switched out without having to switch the system off, as the machines would use the internal power source whenever the external battery is disconnected.
The T440s is a minor refresh to last year’s T431, and comes with the features introduced in the T431 like buttonless trackpad, latchless lid and a 180-degree hinge. The T440s and the T440 are very sleek at a thickness of just 21 mm. The T440s also features Intel’s Haswell processors, and users have a choice of adding in a discrete video card in the form of an NVIDIA GeForce GT 730M GPU. The T440s comes with a full-HD touch enabled display and features 1 TB of hard disk storage as well as the ability to add an SSD.
The T440 comes with similar configuration choices as the T440s, and offers users the ability to add a total of 12 GB RAM as well as a 1 TB hard drive or a 512 GB SSD. The screen on the T440 is limited to a maximum resolution of 1600 x 900, and users can choose a standard or touch enabled screen.
The T240 is a major refresh to last year’s X230 and includes Lenovo’s new design language, which means that it is lighter, slimmer and features the same buttonless trackpad, latchless lid and a 180-degree hinge as the T440s and the T440. Also, the X240 is ideal for mobility users as it weighs in at less than three pounds, and also comes with a backlit keyboard. Users can have the ability of selecting a 12.5-inch full-HD screen, a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor and a 1 TB hard drive.
ThinkPad S440 and S540
The S440 and S540 feature smooth magnesium-aluminium lids and thin bezels that make them the ideal devices for business users. Both models offer Haswell processors and feature Lenovo’s OneLink dock, which allows users to access USB, HDMI and Ethernet ports as well as charge the machine from a single cable. Users also have the choice of selecting a 256 GB SSD and an AMD Radeon HD 8670M video card.
The S440 is the lower-end version of the two models, and comes with a screen with a maximum resolution of 1600 x900, 8GB of RAM, 500GB of HDD storage and is claimed to give a battery life of six hours.
The S540 features a 15-inch full-HD screen, can accommodate 16 GB of RAM, a 1 TB hard drive and gives a nine hour battery life.
The T440s, T440 and X240 will be available from end of October. The T440s will cost $1,149, the T440 starts from $8,99 and the X240 will be $1,099. The S440 costs $921, while the S540 starts from $856.