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Lenovo Shows New Thinkpad and Thinkpad Ultrabook

The X1 combines the feature set of a traditional notebook with that of netbook or tablet. In addition to its Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, the device also integrates a "battery-stretching" Instant Media Mode (IMM), which is based on a Qualcomm processor, 16 GB of memory and a Linux OS. According to Lenovo, the 13.3-inch, four-pound X1 hybrid will deliver a battery life of up to 10 hours and recharge to a level of 80 percent within 30 minutes.

The Thinkpad T430u, Lenovo's first business ultrabook, is just 0.8 inches thin and weighs less than four pounds. It comes with a choice of Core processors and Intel- or Nvidia-based graphics, SSD or HDD storage, and six hours of battery life. The T430u follows the design heritage of the Thinkpad and features a matte finish and an aluminum top cover.

The Thinkpad X1 Hybrid and ThinkPad T430u ultrabook will be available starting in the second and third quarter 2012, respectively. The X1 Hybrid will sell for prices of $1599 and up, while the ultrabook will start at $849.

  • phexac
    Why Lenovos always so ugly...?
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  • alyoshka
    Because it is used by beautiful people?
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  • joytech22
    phexacWhy Lenovos always so ugly...?
    Well they look semi-professional, my ASUS N53SN looks more professional though and it's a fairly beefy entertainment laptop.
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  • intel4004
    joytech22Well they look semi-professional, my ASUS N53SN looks more professional though and it's a fairly beefy entertainment laptop.
    I agree. I like how they are not following the MBA style.
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  • nevertell
    What's with the chicklet-style keyboard ?

    Don't they understand that one of the key selling points of their thinkpad line is the great keyboard ? Of course, I am talking about the only 3 series that are still faithful to their thinkpad origins, the X, W and T series. The others have become plastic crap, although for the price they are being offered for they are great alternatives to their competition because of their thinkpad software treatment and ironically the keyboard.

    The big question is, will they have the thinkpad rollcage ? And brushed alluminum can go grind himself, magnesium alloy all the way.
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  • ultraman
    Is the X1 considered an Ultrabook? It looks very similar to the T430u..
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  • malicemizer
    God that thing is ugly. Compared to the samsung, acer, asus ultra books this one looks 10 years old. Count me out.
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  • randomizer
    nevertellOf course, I am talking about the only 3 series that are still faithful to their thinkpad origins, the X, W and T series.These are X and T series.
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  • freggo
    "feature set of a traditional notebook with that of netbook"

    Isn't a 'netbook' simply a very stripped down laptop?
    If so, how do you 'combine' what features ?

    Or am I missing something here ?
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  • xophaser
    Lenovo Thinkpad are some of the best looking laptop out there. That is why business people get them (plus support, built quality, and features) because they look professional, not some cheap shiny plastic like toshiba, dell, gateway, hp (Dell business laptop looks like Thinkpad). I other good looking laptop are Sony Vaio, which designs are modern like apple. I do have a thinkpad and vaio, so my eyes are drawn to them.
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