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The T420s,T420, T5230, L420, L520 and W520 will combine stuff like extended all-day battery life, video and voice calling and smart PC features for power management.
“We used customer feedback to help us create our latest ThinkPad laptops that provide strong improvements in key areas such as battery life, video and conferencing communications and performance,” Lenovo said in a statement.
“We’ve even made the ThinkPad laptops smarter by engineering self-aware technologies for unprecedented performance and power management capabilities.”
The ultra-thin T420s will offer a boot time reduced by 30 percent with Lenovo Enhanced Expericience 2.0, while the T420 reaches a mightily impressive 30 hours of extended battery life by combining a standard nine-cell battery and optional nine-cell slice battery.
The laptops incorporate technology that is able to sense where power is needed most to ensure that priority components receive power at relevant times, says Lenovo, for improved overall performance and battery life.
The range also utilises Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which increases processor speed during performance intensive tasks such as video editing, data analysis and 3D applications, and enables the laptops to stay in Turbo Boost even longer by keeping processor temperatures below required thermal limits.
Lenovo boldly claims that these are the first "business" class laptops to feature Nvidia Optimus automatic graphic switching technology, with the T Series and W Series laptops providing 33 percent better battery performance over previous discrete graphics models.
The range focuses on video and voice conferencing, with features such as noise cancellation included to focus on a single user during a call, as well as 360 degree audio capture allowing for multiple user interaction. They ship with keyboard noise suppression that will silence the ham-fisted among us.
Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 will mean that the laptops will allow users to boot up on average 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 user... allegedly.