Lenovo has announced the August release of two new ultrabooks in its ThinkPad series: the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and the ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon, named for the fact that it is made out of lightweight carbon fiber, weighs less than three pounds and features a high resolution 14-inch display on its 13-inch laptop design. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon also provides eight hours of battery life and uses Lenovo RapidCharge technology to give users the ability to quickly charge their device, as well as optional 3G mobile broadband and hotspot technology, a backlit keyboard, a multi-gesture glass surface touchpad, HD face-tracking camera, dual array microphones and Dolby-tuned audio.
The ThinkPad X1 Carbon features Intel vPro technology, which allows businesses security and manageability options, docking capabilities with Lenovo’s USB3 dock and service and support packages that include custom imaging, extended warranties and accidental damage protection.
Meanwhile, the ThinkPad T430u Ultrabook is intended for use by small-to-medium businesses and features a thin and light design and is configurable with NVIDIA GeForce graphics and 1 terabyte of storage. It offers more than seven hours of battery life and small business solutions like the Lenovo Solution Center for Small Business, which includes Intel Small Business Advantage that provides hardware-based productivity and security enhancement capabilities and helps users self-manage backup and recovery, passwords, Internet connections, anti-virus software, firewall settings and devices.
An Opportunity for App Developers
The Lenovo Developer Program will create a catalog of apps that take advantage of unique features of Lenovo’s devices designed for Windows 8, including the company’s two new ultrabooks and extending to other Lenovo PC+ devices like laptops, tablets, smartphones and smart TVs. Developers will also have access to Lenovo tools and technologies, development support and an easy way to deploy and merchandise their apps with revenue opportunities in the Windows Store and other platforms.