Lenovo Unveils New ThinkPad Line Up at CES; Includes X1 Carbon, ThinkVision, and ThinkPad STACK For Increased Mobility

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Lenovo has unveiled its new ThinkPad line up just ahead of CES 2015. In addition to updating the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and announcing ThinkPad STACK, Lenovo is celebrating its one hundred millionth ThinkPad.

“Since the original ThinkPad 700, ThinkPad engineers have continued to drive innovation by making each new ThinkPad better than the last. Reaching 100 million units sold proves they are succeeding,” said Yuanqing Yang, chairman and CEO, Lenovo. “When we acquired IBM’s PC business, we made a promise to not just protect the ThinkPad franchise, but to make it even better, even stronger.  Today, ThinkPad continues to be one of the most respected brands in the industry fueling Lenovo’s rise to number 1 in WW PCs.  Now, even as Lenovo expands into mobile devices, servers and ecosystem and cloud computing, ThinkPad will remain at the core of our strategy and the heart of our business.  It is an honor to continue to bring this legendary brand to our customers, and I look forward to many more ThinkPad milestones to come.”

ThinkPad Line Up

The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a sleek carbon-fiber 14″ Ultrabook which weighs in at just under 2.9lbs. Features include 5th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, 14-inch WQHD (2560×1440) touch screen, Intel HD GT2 graphics, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, up to 512GB SSD, backlit keyboard, and more. Models of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon start at $1249 and will be available starting this month.

Lenovo has many other ThinkPad options available including the E450/E550 line for small business, enterprise and education users; the entry-level L450 offers enterprise value for business needs; the 14″ T450s business Ultrabook; the 15″ T550 business standard laptop; and the X250 high-performance Ultrabook for business user requireing maximum functionality. The entire line of these ThinkPad models should be available starting in February 2015 and range in price from $599 to $1149.

ThinkVision X24

The ThinkVision X24 is Lenovo’s ultra-slim 1080p IPS borderless monitor and boasts an ultra-narrow bezel. The 1920×1080 resolution monitor features 178 degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, a contrast ratio of 10:1 reaching a 3M:1 dynmaic contrast, 7ms response time, and 16.7M color depth. The ThinkVision also features HDMI and DisplayPort inputs.

The ThinkVision X24 starts at $249 and will be available starting in April 2015.

ThinkPad STACK

The ThinkPad STACK is perhaps Lenovo’s most interesting addition to the ThinkPad lineup as it combines four accessories into one stacked system to provide greater portability. The configurable ThinkPad STACK accessories allow for mix and match stacking and options include:

  • 2×2 watt Bluetooth® speaker with noise-cancelling microphone, easy-access controls and 8 hours of playback
  • A dual port USB power bank that can simultaneously charge two USB-equipped devices simultaneously
  • Lightning speed data transfer and mobile storage solution with a 1TB USB 3.0 HDD
  • Access Point that provides strong, stable and fast WiFi anywhere

The accessories can also be stacked together to provide extended features, including:

  • Two power banks together provide 20k mAh capacity power
  • Bluetooth® speaker and Power Bank together provides 48 hours of battery life
  • Access Point and HDD create a 1TB cloud that can be accessed locally or remotely
  • One App software to manage the whole stack and your personal cloud with Access point and HDD together

The ThinkPad STACK has a small footprint as well, all four accessories stacked occupy a space just 5.3″ x 2.9″ and weigh in at only 1.9lbs. ThinkPad STACK accessories will be available starting mid-April 2015, with ThinkPad Stack Bluetooth Speaker at $89.99, ThinkPad Stack 10000mAh Power Bank at $49.99, ThinkPad Wireless Access Point /1TB Hard Drive Kit at $199.99.

Full Press Release

Lenovo Unveils Latest ThinkPad X1 Carbon to Celebrate One Hundred Millionth ThinkPad

After twenty two years and one hundred million units, Lenovo unleashes newest ThinkPad Portfolio
Introducing gorgeous ThinkVision X24 monitor and ThinkPad Stack mix and match accessories

LAS VEGAS – January 4, 2015: PC computing leader Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show, the cutting edge ThinkPad 2015 product portfolio. Featuring the latest generation ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the world’s lightest 14 inch performance ultrabook, the iconic brand celebrates one hundred million units shipped and continues to build on its unique heritage enjoyed by loyal and passionate fans around the world. Lenovo wants to take this opportunity to thank all users of ThinkPad over the past two decades.

“Since the original ThinkPad 700, ThinkPad engineers have continued to drive innovation by making each new ThinkPad better than the last. Reaching 100 million units sold proves they are succeeding,” said Yuanqing Yang, chairman and CEO, Lenovo. “When we acquired IBM’s PC business, we made a promise to not just protect the ThinkPad franchise, but to make it even better, even stronger.  Today, ThinkPad continues to be one of the most respected brands in the industry fueling Lenovo’s rise to number 1 in WW PCs.  Now, even as Lenovo expands into mobile devices, servers and ecosystem and cloud computing, ThinkPad will remain at the core of our strategy and the heart of our business.  It is an honor to continue to bring this legendary brand to our customers, and I look forward to many more ThinkPad milestones to come.”

Lenovo also introduces the ThinkVision X24 bringing gorgeous ultra-thin IPS panel technology to the computing workspace and ThinkPad Stack offers mix and match interlocking accessories to maximize productivity and minimize clutter.

Lenovo’s Best Business Ultrabook gets even Better
The third generation state-of-the-art X1 Carbon continues the tradition of ThinkPad brand equity. The lightest 14” performance Ultrabook in the world features new options like a super bright FHD display for the best viewing experience and a PCIe solid state drive for up to 80% faster storage performance than standard SSDs.

The newest X1 Carbon is also the most mobile ever, with even longer battery life and still weighing under 2.9 pounds with a durable and rugged carbon-forged chassis. Coupled with 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and a whole suite of accessories to optimize the experience, the X1 Carbon permeates the ThinkPad heritage and continues to inspire relentless innovation.

Definitive Business Standards
The updated ThinkPad portfolio for 2015 highlights expanded business-class features and builds on the legacy of ThinkPad DNA. Thin and light, with awesome battery life to maximize mobility and bright and clear displays up to 3K resolution for optimum viewing pleasure and ergonomic comfort.

A complete set of ports and connections to make viewing, sharing and transferring data simple and effective. Featuring 5th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, the new ThinkPad X, T, L and E series continue the brand focus on trusted quality.

ThinkVision X24
Innovative, elegant and with a gorgeous borderless screen, the 7.5mm thin ThinkVision X24 would be the centerpiece of any desk space. Featuring a next generation Neo Blade 23.8 inch panel, the X24 also includes a unique pre-coated metal surface technology in place of a traditional rear cover enhancing the premium design.

The ThinkVision X24 is not just form over function. The IPS panel highlights include Full HD resolution with a wide 178 degree viewing angle and DisplayPort or HDMI digital connectivity. The stylish and sturdy chrome stand is tilt-adjustable for ergonomic viewing complete a superlative display experience, both in performance and design experience.

ThinkPad Stack
Through an interlocking design, common accessories become extraordinary. More portable, fewer cables, and extra features mean ThinkPad Stack accessories are made for mobility. Through a magnetized interlocking design multiple Stack accessories take up less space and store more cleanly than traditional options.  Pogo pin technology also allows each accessory to work better together.

The 10,000 mAh Power Bank keep phones and tablets powered up on long trips, the one terabyte USB 3.0 Hard Drive offers huge expansion on the road, the Wireless Access Point ensures a strong and stable WiFi environment while travelling and the Bluetooth Speaker pairs seamlessly with ThinkPad systems to extend audio playback.

Quotes
“It has been a genuine privilege to be an integral part of ThinkPad notebook success through one hundred million units,” said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO. “The dedication and imagination of ThinkPad engineers over the years has produced some remarkable technological breakthroughs. As computing takes new forms and enables amazing new experiences, Intel is eager to see what Lenovo can come up with next.”

Pricing and Availability1

Models of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon start at $1249 and will be available from January 2015.
Models of the ThinkPad X250 start at $1149 and will be available from February 2015.
The ThinkVision X24 starts at $249 and will be available from April 2015.
ThinkPad Stack accessories will be available from mid-April 2015, with ThinkPad Stack Bluetooth Speaker at $89.99, ThinkPad Stack 10000mAh Power Bank at $49.99, ThinkPad Wireless Access Point /1TB Hard Drive Kit at $199.99.

The 2015 ThinkPad portfolio also includes:
Models of the ThinkPad T450s and T450 start at $1099 and $849 respectively and will be available from February 2015.
Models of the ThinkPad T550 start at $999 and will be available from February 2015.
Models of the ThinkPad E450 and E550 start at $599 and will be available from February 2015.
Models of the ThinkPad L450 start at $699 and will be available from February 2015

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $39 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode YOGA brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps. Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.

1 Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Products may only be available in selected markets. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.

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