When it comes to the IT market, producers and retailers are thriving, nonetheless. Of course, not all are scoring impressive revenues and setting trends like Apple and Amazon have, but despite everything they’re always offering innovation to consumers. It is the case for Lenovo, which prepares to release two new ThinkPad models.
Lenovo has released its first ThinkPad in May 2011, and it was promoted to be the thinnest and highest performance notebook in its class. Basically the company aimed to sell this notebook to professional users that need a device that can perform just as well working and playing on. The focus was oriented towards the notebook’s portability design.
At that time, Dilip Bhatia, vice president of ThinkPad Business Unit, Lenovo, said: “Our customers are looking for a business laptop that combines the best consumer multimedia and entertainment features with the latest performance and mobility innovations in a super-thin, stylish design”.
So, these two new models are expected to be even better, as they bring an innovative touch. ThinkPad X1 Hybrid is built with an Intel Core i3 and i7 processor, with Windows 7 and includes Gorilla Glass, Dolby Home Theater v4 audio, HDMI-out, Intel Wireless Display technology. At 13.3 inches, ThinkPad X1 Hybrid comes with Rapid Charge Technology which allows the device to reach an 80 percent charge in just 30 minutes.
Also, Lenovo has decided it is time to challenge Apple too. The company has prepared a model that will give Apple’s MacBook Air some troubles. Lenovo’s second ThinkPad model is designed to be ultrabook, ultraperformant and ultralight. Basically, the new ThinkPad T430u weights less than four pounds and is less than 0.8 inches thick.
The new ThinkPad T430u has an aluminum lid, Intel’s latest Core processor, 1TB of storage and optional Nvidia graphics, all at $849.
Dilip Bhatia said: “The ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and T430u Ultrabook represent the next generation in thin and light computing” and “these new crossover laptops fundamentally change the way people think about mobile computing technology”.
The new models will be unveiled January 9, at CES Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, the place where all the trends in the IT market will be presented. However, Microsoft and Apple will not be there to give the annual speech and present their latest updates and models for Xbox, iPad and iPhone.