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Capitalizing on long-term, multidimensional expertise in the development of
tablet PCs, Lenovo today announced the newest member of the ThinkPad portfolio
— the ThinkPad X41 Tablet, creating a new alternative in tablet computing
without compromises in weight or function. The ThinkPad X41 Tablet offers a new
trifecta in tablet innovation — writable slate, full-size keyboard, and light
weight. Starting at 3.5 pounds and 1.14-inches thin, the ThinkPad X41 Tablet is
nearly 20 percent lighter than its closest competitor and delivers the longest
standard battery life of any 12-inch convertible tablet. The new ThinkPad X41
Tablet is available with the Intel Pentium M Low Volt or Ultra Low Volt
processors for longer battery life, Intel 915GM chipset, up to 1.5 GB of
PC2-4200 DDR2 memory, and robust graphics capabilities through the Intel
Graphics Media Accelerator 900. The ThinkPad X41 Tablet will be available from
July 6 through select resellers and through
www.lenovo.com and
www.ibm.com. Prices for the ThinkPad X41 Tablet
start at SGD3,699.

TH01467hero ThinkPad X41 Tablet

Capitalizing on long-term, multidimensional expertise in the development of
tablet PCs, Lenovo today announced the newest member of the ThinkPad portfolio
— the ThinkPad X41 Tablet, creating a new alternative in tablet computing
without compromises in weight or function.

Previous tablets required people and businesses to make a choice. Either they
picked a heavy convertible — including both tablet slate and keyboard — or
they picked a lighter tablet slate without a keyboard. The ThinkPad X41 Tablet
offers a new trifecta in tablet innovation — writable slate, full-size keyboard
(1), and light weight. Starting at 3.5 pounds and 1.14-inches thin, the ThinkPad
X41 Tablet is nearly 20 percent lighter than its closest competitor and delivers
the longest standard battery life of any 12-inch convertible tablet. (2)

A convertible tablet PC offers mobile professionals the choice of working in two
ways — as a tablet with digital pen, or as a traditional notebook PC. Equipped
with the ThinkPad signature full-size keyboard, the ThinkPad X41 Tablet provides
170-degree viewing, an optional integrated fingerprint reader for unsurpassed
security, the latest ThinkVantage Technologies for reliability and convenient
wireless connectivity, and flexible one-step expandability through the optional
new ThinkPad X4 Dock. The tablet also offers standard anti-reflective and
anti-glare coatings to maximize indoor viewability.

Significant Milestone for Tablet PC Platform
“The launch of the ThinkPad X41 Tablet marks a significant milestone for the
Tablet PC platform and is a well-timed response to the growing demand we’re
seeing for Tablet PC functionality,” said Bill Mitchell, Corporate Vice
President responsible for mobile PC computing at Microsoft Corporation. “The
ThinkPad brand has a distinguished history of industry-leading design and
innovation and is a great notebook PC by itself — but augmented with Tablet PC
features it really shines, especially in the enterprise market.”

Select models of the ThinkPad X41 Tablet boast the longest standard battery life
of any 12-inch convertible tablet, at up to 6.3 hours on select models with the
optional 8-cell battery. For mobile workers who demand anytime and anywhere
access, users can combine the ThinkPad X41 Tablet’s unique battery options to
deliver all-day computing, offering up to 8.5 hours of battery life with the
optional 8-cell system battery and separate Extended Life Battery.

The ThinkPad X41 Tablet relies on ThinkVantage Technologies to make the
difference for today’s mobile worker. These include the Active Protection
System, an integrated motion sensor that can detect sudden changes in movement
and temporarily park the hard drive to help protect valuable data from some
falls or drops. Also, Rescue and Recovery is a one-button solution that includes
a set of self recovery tools to help users diagnose, get help and recover from a
software crash, even if the primary operating system will not boot. Wi-Fi
wireless connectivity is provided through optional 802.11 a/b/g/ and Access
Connections, an award-winning software utility that simplifies the management of
wireless and wired connections.

Combining Lenovo’s hardware- and software-based security solution and integrated
fingerprint reader, select models of the ThinkPad X41 Tablet are the most secure
tablet PCs available today (4). The Embedded Security Subsystem includes an
integrated security chip and Client Security Software, helping to protect and
encrypt vital proprietary information and security passwords, encryption keys
and electronic credentials.

A Reliable and Powerful Tool
The ThinkPad X41 Tablet comes equipped with Microsoft’s newest operating system,
Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005. This builds on Windows XP Professional,
extending the core operating system with capabilities that support digital pen
input, handwriting recognition, speech input and the tablet PC form factor.

The new operating system comes with Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced
Security Technology, which provides an enhanced security infrastructure that
helps defend against hackers, viruses, and other security risks, along with
increased manageability and control for IT professionals.

The new ThinkPad X41 Tablet is available with the Intel Pentium M Low Volt or
Ultra Low Volt processors for longer battery life, Intel 915GM chipset, up to
1.5 GB of PC2-4200 DDR2 memory, and robust graphics capabilities through the
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900.

Designed Into the ThinkPad Portfolio
The ThinkPad X41 Tablet is available with the new ThinkPad X4 Dock, which
provides the same functionality as the ThinkPad X4 Ultrabase Dock in a
stationary form factor. Offering additional expansion options for mobile
workers, the new dock provides increased functionality, flexible expansion and
cable management, and is compatible with the ThinkPad X40, ThinkPad X41 and
ThinkPad X41 Tablet. The ThinkPad X4 Dock includes 3 USB 2.0 ports, legacy
ports, Ultrabay Slim device bay, 56W AC adapter and integrated key lock and
cable lock slot for added security.

Also available, the ThinkPad X41 Tablet Sleeve allows individuals to use the
ThinkPad in tablet mode, anywhere, anytime. With 0.4-millimeter-thick plastic
cover that users can write through using the provided digital pen, LED/power
access, and excellent venting and access ports, the ThinkPad X41 Tablet Sleeve
is the perfect companion to the ThinkPad X41 Tablet.

Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad X41 Tablet will be available from July 6 through select
resellers and through www.lenovo.com and www.ibm.com. Lenovo personal computers
are also available through select business partners. Prices for the ThinkPad X41
Tablet start at SGD3,699 (3). For more information, see
www.lenovo.com/sg

 

1. As defined by ISO / IEC 15412.
2. ThinkPad X41 Tablet with an 8-cell battery lasts 3.5 to 4 hours longer than
competitors. The 8-cell battery weighs 0.5 pounds more than the standard 4-cell
battery.
3. Not all available features are available at the starting price.
4. A higher level of security is not available as a standard feature on a PC
from any other manufacturer.