All I really want is an amazing 23″ Tablet. Surprise, surprise! Lenovo is promising to answer my device desire. I don’t want or need lightness or thinness but that would be a plus, I want screen real estate space, pure OS power, and dazzling fast performance. I want expansive connectivity, multiple high-end ports and an optical or Thunderbolt hard disk, toss in a cool full keyboard.
Wait a second!!! That actually sounds like what I really want and need is a new Macbook Air or maybe a similar styled state-of-the-art notebook.
Lenovo’s successor to their 13.3-inch flagship X301 laptop has twice the processor performance and four times the graphics capabilities.
- Second generation Intel Core processors,
- Choice of solid state or hard drive storage
- Dolby Home Theater v4 sound through stereo speakers
- Fast battery top-up technology
- Brand new keyboard design.
- Military-spec rugged ThinkPad credentials
- SuperBright, high definition display
- Protective chassis and frame.
- Lenovo RapidCharge technology
- 13.3″, 1366 x 768 resolution, glossy Infinity display with Corning Gorilla Glass. Interior carbon fiber Roll Cage t
- Magnesium chassis
- Fingerprint reader and encrypted drive protection security features
- 3 processor options:
- Intel Core i3-2310M (at 2.1GHz)
- Core i5-2520M (at 2.5GHz)
- Core i7-2620M (at 2.7GHz).
- DDR3 memory up to 8GB,
- Up to 320GB HDD or 160GB SSD storage.
- Connectivity includes Wireless-N WLAN and integrated 3G broadband options, Optional WWAN, Bluetooth 3.0
- USB 3.0
- USB 2.0
- eSATA/USB combo port
- 4-in-1 media card reader
- HDMI 1.4a and Intel Wireless Display technology
- 720p HD webcam w/low light sensitivity
- Built-in dual digital microphone with advanced noise and echo cancellation for business-quality VOIP or videoconferencing
- Totally new LED backlit, spill-resistant keyboard
ThinkPad X1 laptop is available now for a starting price of US$1,399.
It has been quite a while since we talked about a straight up laptop or workstation amidst all the cry and clamor around iPads, tablets and smartphones. It takes Lenovo coming up with a strong Thinkpad W520 product to grab our attention and cut them some page space. Here’s how and why this happened:
Thinkpad W520 Specs:
- Intel Core i7-2720QM Processor (2.20GHz, 6MB L3) • Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64
- 15.6″ HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Anti-Glare Display, Broadband Ready
- NVIDIA Quadro 1000M Graphics with 2GB DDR3 Memory
- 4 GB PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz SODIMM Memory (2 DIMM)
- UltraNav with TrackPoint & touchpad plus Fingerprint reader
- 320 GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm
- DVD recordable multi-burner Optical device
- 9 cell Li-Ion Battery – 55++
- Bluetooth 3.0
- Integrated WiFi wireless LAN adapters10: ThinkPad b/g/n
- Integrated Mobile Broadband – Upgradable
- 4270 : 1 Year Warranty (Check seller)
The sum of those parts add up to a substantial device with most of what one needs, though not all. We are doing our research on the W520 and will get back to you with our revelations and discoveries
As of 5/24/11 the sale price on the Lenovo site is $1,299.00
Download the W520 Datasheet PDF
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It was only a matter of time and opportunity before a strong player like Lenovo would mustle up and join the phalanx of Apple tablet competitors in the massive “me-too” tablet stampede.
Lenovo is joining the horde of Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook, Samsung Galaxy Tab and various other tablets from Dell and HP because it must have been all too tempting for Lenovo to overlook or pass up on a chance to become a player in this new tablet game.
Lenovo the fortunate inheritor of IBM’s laptop line is using their significant manufacturing and development and enterprise awareness advantages to leverage their way into the rapidly emerging and expanding tablet arena and marketplace with a planned June launch of a new Android 3.0 ThinkPad tablet.
What we’ve heard so far:
- Lenovo has spent a lot of time enhancing the Android user interface.
- A slide-out deck would appeal to enterprise and corporate users
- Many ports will be offered for expanded connectivity and integration.
- Native enterprise support for Citrix and remote desktop software.
- The Lenovo tablet will serve as a hotspot.
- Lenovo tablets will feature Word, PowerPoint, Excel and other business-favored applications.
- Pricing of a Lenovo tablet will start around $499.
- A ThindPad tablet exploits Lenovo’s corporate strengths and support infrastructure.
- Lenovo will be a strong tablet player in enterprise and corporate markets.
Lenovo Thinkpad W520
W520No other company has been handed a head start any more than Lenovo when they acquired IBM’s ThinkPad line of computers. The trick for Lenovo was to stay competitive and aggressive in a rapidly changing marketplace.
That has been a bit of a challenge of late but now Lenovo is steping forward to make a strong statement with the previously announced release of their new Thinkpad W520, a 15.6 inch quadcore notebook, with a 2.7GHz i7-2620 chip, 4GB RAM and NVIDIA 1000M Optimus graphics. Thinkpad W520 prices in at an affordable $1,649, well below Apple’s comparative MacBook Pro.