RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – July 10, 2007 – Lenovo today unveiled its highest performing notebook PC, the new ThinkPad T61p 15.4-inch widescreen mobile workstation notebook. The notebook highlights Lenovo's leadership in providing powerful features essential for data-intensive workers and those requiring 3D graphics applications. The notebook runs cooler, quieter and more energy efficient than previous models, features a Top Cover Roll Cage for extreme durability, layers security solutions with full disk encryption, offers Linux certification and Ultra-Wideband technology and comes equipped with the latest Intel processors for optimum performance.
Lenovo also introduced the ThinkPad R61 15-inch standard and R61e 15-inch widescreen notebooks as well as discrete graphics capabilities in ThinkPad T61 notebooks.
Built to Perform The ThinkPad T61p raises the bar on performance with Lenovo's Ultra Connect II wireless design helping improve WWAN 1 and WLAN 802.11n 2 performance, new NVIDIA® Quadro FX 57OM graphics certified to the open GL graphics GPU standard, Intel® Centrino® Pro mobile technology and long battery life with more control via Battery Stretch. Users can even opt for next-generation wireless capabilities with Ultra-Wideband. With Lenovo's new cooling system, the notebook runs three decibels quieter over previous models and up to 10 percent cooler even under the most intensive tasks. Tops for security, the notebook offers optional port disablement, 32-byte password protection, an integrated fingerprint reader and full disk encryption.
Certified to run applications of more than 20 independent software vendors, the workstation is also certified to run the Novell® SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 operating system and is supported by Lenovo's Help Center for hardware issues. The notebook is also certified to run Red Hat and Turbo Linux operating systems.
"Technology is driving racing today in a new way. AT&T Williams relies on Lenovo ThinkPad mobile workstations everyday to power our team, whether it's in the garage or on the track, helping in everything from systems checks before starting the car to monitoring fuel inputs," said Alex Burns, chief operating officer, AT&T Williams. "For us, a powerful and portable machine with fast wireless, incredible processing speed and high-end graphics makes an important contribution to beating the competition. Lenovo's mobile workstations help us do just that."
Commitment to Green Computing Lenovo offers a complete, industry-leading line of energy efficient products that meet the new Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star 4.0 standard, including notebooks in the ThinkPad T, R and X Series such as the new ThinkPad T61p as well as the Lenovo 3000 N200 and V200 notebooks. The new ThinkPad notebooks achieve up to a 70 percent improvement in efficiency over previous generation notebooks with power management features providing customers maximum energy savings up to 47 percent greater than before. These new notebooks are also rated silver by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool that institutions use to evaluate, compare and select PC products based on their environmental attributes. With Lenovo’s design for the environment in mind, customers can now update their previous ThinkPad notebook (with Intel® Centrino Pro or Intel® Centrino Duo mobile technology) to enable their system to meet the Energy Star 4.0 standard through a few simple updates available for download via www.lenovo.com .
Lenovo is also rolling out updated Energy Star 4.0 desktops including the ThinkCentre M55 in tower, desktop and small form factor along with more new desktops in the next few weeks. The ThinkCentre M55 desktop improves energy efficiency up to 52 percent over previous versions. The desktop features an 80 percent efficient power supply for lower energy costs and usage and less heat emissions, which help improve the reliability of the power supply, decrease system maintenance and further help extend PC life.
As a board member of the recently established Climate Savers Computing Initiative, Lenovo is helping lead the effort to reduce the global carbon footprint by providing energy efficient products and helping power the industry toward higher efficiency standards.
Pricing and Availability 3 The ThinkPad T61p mobile workstation starts at approximately $1,814. The ThinkPad R61 and R61e notebooks start at approximately $1,119 and $1,069, respectively. All of the notebooks are available in July through Business Partners and www.lenovo.com .
About Lenovo Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world's best engineered personal computers. Lenovo's business model is built on innovation, operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information see www.lenovo.com .
1 WWAN Service Providers: Requires separate agreement with select third party service provider, and is subject to credit approval and applicable service agreement/terms, rate plan and coverage maps of the provider. Service is available in select metropolitan markets, not available in all areas. Service provider, not Lenovo, is solely responsible for service. Lenovo customers may be contacted after purchase to activate service. Special credit and tenure restrictions and additional charges may apply to international roaming. A network connection, third-party software, additional hardware, and/or subscription to a third-party service may be required for certain solutions/applications. Additional restrictions apply. Offer subject to change.
2 11n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapters: are based on the Draft Release Version 1.0 of the IEEE 802.11n specification, which has not been finalized.
3 Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.