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[Geek] ThinkPad update: New T, L, and W series models announced

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Sandy Bridge has been official for some time, so it’s time for some new business notebooks. Today Lenovo is announcing six updated ThinkPads: three new T series models, two L series models, and a single W series mobile workstation. The change is looking like a standard refresh for all models involved, with shiny new graphics and processors, but Lenovo made sure to put some other changes in as well. The highlights include:

* 720p HD webcam, with HD full duplex microphones for improved VoIP and video conferencing. Microphone has a 360-degree conference call mode.
* Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for fast boot up/shutdown
* “Vastly” improved battery life that includes adaptive technologies designed to provide power when its needed and scale back when it’s not. Up to 15 hours on the T420 and 10 hours on the T420s (with 6-cell and optional bay battery).
* T and W series computers have Nvidia Optimus graphics switching
* Second-gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors (20% performance boost) and Intel HD Graphics (2x performance over previous generation)

They will be priced as follows: T420s: $1,329; T420: $779; T520: $909; L420: $719; L520: $719; and W520: $1329. Products will be available on March 29th.

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post #2 of 28
looks SO nice

T420s <3333
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Looking forward to this, My X201 isnt quite powerful enough to play SC2 and 1200x800 is too low res :/
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Looking forward to this, My X201 isnt quite powerful enough to play SC2 and 1200x800 is too low res :/
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...and Intel HD Graphics.

Not that much better...
    
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I love my T400 with discrete graphics. Probably will move to a macbook pro after this, though...

Having had three Thinkpads in the past, though, I can attest that these are some of the best-built laptops in the world.
    
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Not that much better...

If I get a T420 with 4200M gfx and maybe a quadcore with higher clock than my current 2ghz duel core then yes it will be a big difference smile.gif
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The T420s has my 2cents.gif. The only problem though is that it uses Sandy Bridge.
Edited by HybridCore - 2/22/11 at 8:14am
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Not that much better...

"nvidia optimus graphics switching"

there's two GPUs, from what I'm guessing.
 
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Yea, definitely interested in the new T-series. Hmm... T420 for awesome battery life or T420s for super light goodness? thinking.gif
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Nah I dont believe.
I reckon it will have to a massive battery.
    
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