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Up to Windows 8 ProReady for business. With Windows 8 Pro, you get everything in Windows 8, plus enhanced features that help you easily connect to company networks, access files on the go, encrypt your data, and more.
Up to Windows 7 ProfessionalIf you use your PC for work, you'll want Windows 7 Professional. It helps you be more productive and protects the critical information you work with. Many routine tasks just take a couple of clicks, so you can spend less time setting up projectors, printers, and networks. Advanced backup options help you protect your hard work with automatic backups to your home or business network. And with Windows XP Mode, you can use virtually all of your Windows XP programs in Windows 7.
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i Series ProcessorsSelect models are powered by up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors. For a difference you can see and feel in multitasking or multimedia, get the visibly smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with top-of-the line performance for your most demanding tasks. Effortlessly move between applications with smart multitasking, delivered by Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. Intel® Core™ i7 processor is the ideal choice for whatever you want to accomplish. Because the only thing more amazing than Intel® technology is what you'll do with it.
2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i Series ProcessorsSelect ThinkPad models are powered by up to 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, which features smart performance and built-in visuals for a visibly better PC experience.
AMD ProcessorsAMD offers a variety of processors designed specifically for laptops, including AMD Athlon™ Neo processors (optimized for cool operation and energy efficiency without compromising performance), AMD Turion™ X2 processors (enhanced memory and processing along with next-generation power management), and AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) with Vision Pro technology (enhanced productivity and multitasking).
Microsoft Office 2013Lenovo systems are optimized for the new Office 2013. Purchase a Product Key for the preloaded software. Available in full-featured Office Suites for single use PCs, as well as Office 365 subscription for use on multiple devices (not for commercial use).
Solid-State Storage DrivesSolid-state storage drives (SSDs) use Flash memory rather than traditional magnetic storage, so they are lighter than traditional drives, use less power and offer improved performance (faster boot times, faster access to stored data). And since they have no moving parts, solid state drives are considered less susceptible to damage or breakdown.
|Displays & Graphics|
OpenGL-Certified High-Performance GraphicsAvailable on select ThinkPad W series mobile workstations, OpenGL-certified graphics solutions are designed to be more compatible and stable with professional-level 3D rendering applications and other tools requiring outstanding 3D graphics performance.
NVIDIA® Optimus™ TechnologySelect ThinkPad models include NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology, which automatically switches to the built-in graphics card only when it's needed. Get extended battery life without sacrificing high performance graphics for applications, high-def videos, 3D games, and more.
NVIDIA® Quadro® Graphics MemorySelect ThinkPad models come with NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics memory, which enables a higher level of performance and ultrarealistic effects for OpenGL and next-generation DirectX 10 industry-leading professional applications.
Integrated Color CalibrationSelect ThinkPad W Series mobile workstations offer X-Rite® PANTONE® color calibration for greater image accuracy, more precise color matching and a consistently true display.
SuperBright Display With Corning® Gorilla® Glass protectionSelect ThinkPad models feature a SuperBright 350 nit HD display that's protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass for durability and scratch-resistance.
Multitouch Display PanelThe multitouch display panel offers the latest in touch technology, featuring an IPS (in-plane switching) display for nearly 180-degree viewing angles. Multifinger gestures let you pan, zoom, rotate, right-click and more. Plus enhanced sensitivity and accuracy delivers effortless usability.
|Security & Protection|
Roll-Cage TechnologySelect ThinkPad notebooks get their solid feel thanks to innovative ThinkPad roll-cage technology, a collection of durability features that adds extra strength and rigidity to the notebook shell and top cover. The X1 Carbon and X1 Carbon Touch both feature a carbon fiber roll cage, enhancing structural integrity while minimizing weight.
Hard/Storage Drive Impact ProtectionTraditional ThinkPad notebooks use a rubber isolator and metal cage to protect the hard/storage drive. The ThinkVantage Active Protection System (APS) (on models with traditional magnetic hard drives) uses an accelerometer to monitor movement of the system and stop the drive, and help protect against damage when a fall or similar event is detected.
Lenovo Solutions for Small Business Built on the Intel® Small Business Advantage application, Lenovo Solutions for Small Business provides unique security and productivity features for small businesses, including after-hours maintenance, software monitoring, USB blocker, energy savings, and the ability to backup and restore applications.
Lenovo Solution Center The Lenovo Solution Center provides access to a simplified dashboard that reflects total system health. This hardware diagnostic tool allows quick and convenient access to frequently-used system management tools, including backup and restore, antivirus and firewall settings, system/software updates, internet connections, and service and support. Note: The Lenovo Solution Center replaces the ThinkVantage Toolbox with the 2012 products.
Combined Hardware/Software SecuritySelect ThinkPad models feature the Trusted Platform Module chip for encrypting data, Client Security Solution software, and an integrated Fingerprint Reader for a seamlessly integrated security package. Additional available security features include 32-byte pre-boot passwords and the ability to disable input/output ports at the BIOS level. Note: Not all models include all features as standard.
Backup & Recovery ToolsThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery is a robust system-backup and recovery tool to help preserve your data and settings. There's even a convenient one-button recovery feature. Note: 2012 models include this functionality within the Lenovo Solution Center.
Integrated Fingerprint ReaderLet your unique fingerprint be your password. Gain fast and easy system access with a swipe of your finger.
Password Management SoftwarePassword Manager lets you store various passwords for safekeeping and easy access, and can be tied into the optional integrated fingerprint reader.
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (AT)Select notebooks offer Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (AT), up to 4.0. This feature offers adaptable asset and data protection, allowing remote lock-down and system location even when the OS is not running. With Intel® AT, users can disable their lost or stolen PC through 3G connectivity by activating a service subscription from functionality built into the processor. If a password isn't entered within 10 minutes of standby resume, the PC enters a stolen state including a remote lock, proactive location notification, and strengthened data encryption software for enhanced authentication.
MIL-SPEC Testing for DurabilityThinkPad laptops are designed for durability and reliability. Select product lines are tested against extreme environmental variables, including temperature, pressure, dust, humidity, and vibration testing. Each test has different parameters and different scenarios, often with separate tests conducted for both storage and operation. Passing these military specification testing reaffirms ThinkPad durability, ruggedness, and reliability.
Integrated WebcamThinkPad notebooks feature an integrated webcam at the top of the display bezel. Our newest models feature up to a 720p HD camera with 30 frames-per-second, facial tracking, and a low-light sensitivity that provides a superior video conference experience.
Multiformat Memory Card ReaderThinkPad models offer an integrated memory card reader, perfect for easily accessing photos and other files stored on a variety of memory card formats. Some models include an ExpressCard 54mm, while others include a Smart Card Reader. Types of card readers vary by model.
Mini DisplayPortA mini DisplayPort connector allows laptops to be connected to external display devices. With the mini DP, the connector and protocol easily adapt to any monitor, projector, television, or display input with simple and inexpensive adapter cables (DVI, HDMI, or VGA).
Dolby® Home Theater® v4Increased audio clarity and maximized volume output without distortion — enjoy a crisp, clear immersive surround sound experience over built-in stereo speakers. All the power and nuance of the cinema, all the immediacy of live performance, now from your ThinkPad.
Dolby® Advanced Audio™Dolby® Advanced Audio™ is a suite of audio technologies that enable your ThinkPad to deliver a crisp, clear surround sound experience over its built-in stereo speakers. The technology increases audio clarity for VoIP applications, maximizes volume output without distortion, and improves dialogue clarity when watching videos.
Optical DriveOptical drives let you both view and create DVDs and CDs, with a recordable, read-write drive. A must for multimedia work and for enjoying movies.
VOIP-OptimizedThinkPad laptops feature an exceptional voice over IP (VOIP) certified experience that incorporate HD audio output with up to a 720p HD webcam and HD display. Noise Reduction Technology suppresses background sounds while on internet calls, as well as keypad clicks when typing. Plus, convenient multimedia keys provide quick and easy access to microphone, speaker, and camera controls.
|Built-in Solutions & Convenience|
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PortsSuperSpeed USB 3.0 enables up to 10 times faster file transfers, allowing for lightning-fast copying of large media files, as well as seamless connections between audio- and video-related peripherals. Transfer speed also increases when copying from external USB keys, external hard drives, external optical drives, digital cameras, and other peripherals. All USB 3.0 ports are backwards-compatible with USB 2.0 devices.
UltraNav® Multi-Pointing SystemThe UltraNav® multi-pointing system, part of the legendary ThinkPad keyboard, combines the red TrackPoint® button with either the UltraNav touchpad or the buttonless "clickpad" and mouse/scroll buttons for greater flexibility and navigation.
Backlit ThinkPad Precision KeyboardThinkPad models include the legendary spill-resistant, ergonomic keyboard — now, better than ever with newly designed island-style keys, six rows, and multimedia buttons with LED indicators. Many models have an optional backlight available, which makes working in dark environments effortless.
Multitouch Touchpad NavigationUse simple one- or two-finger gestures to zoom in and out, rotate images, and scroll right from the touchpad.
Lenovo Cloud StorageLenovo Cloud Storage helps to protect your critical data, while also making access to information and file-sharing quick and convenient. With Lenovo Cloud Storage, you can easily and automatically back-up and synchronize data across the organization. Employees can access files from any device, anytime, anywhere, plus data is encrypted on transfer for an extra level of security.
Industry-Leading Connectivity OptionsThinkPad laptops feature the latest wireless connectivity options, such as blazing-fast 802.11n MIMO WiFi for connecting to wireless at home or wireless hotspots elsewhere. You can also choose from a variety of mobile broadband connectivity options, which let you connect over select cellular networks when a hotspot isn't available.
Wireless WANWireless WAN (WWAN), also known as mobile broadband or 3G, lets you stay online through a cellular network connection provided by a third-party cellular phone service company. Note that while certain models may be mobile broadband enabled, this feature is not available in all regions.
Network Connection SoftwareThinkVantage Access Connections software can manage your wired and wireless connection settings so you can easily connect to a network wherever you are. Includes a variety of security and customization options.
GPS CapabilitySelect ThinkPad models feature a wireless WAN option that uses native GPS functionality built into the system.
Lenovo Mobile AccessThis pay-as-you-go wireless WAN (WWAN) mobile broadband service enables online access anywhere, anytime, with flexible pricing and no contract needed. Perfect for travelers.
|Environment & Energy Savings|
EPEAT® Gold Environmental RatingUnder the federally funded EPEAT® program in the US, manufacturers declare their products' conformance to a comprehensive set of environmental criteria. EPEAT Gold products must meet all 23 required criteria and at least 75% of the optional criteria.
EPEAT® Silver Environmental RatingUnder the federally funded EPEAT® program in the US, manufacturers declare their products' conformance to a comprehensive set of environmental criteria. EPEAT Silver products must meet all 23 required criteria and at least 50% of the optional criteria.
ULE Gold Sustainable Product CertificationULE Gold Sustainable Product Certification from Underwriters Labs is awarded for energy efficiency, reduction in toxic chemicals, and use of recycled materials. The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 was awarded the first ULE Gold certification for a PC, and now all of our 2012 models share this certification.
ENERGY STAR-CompliantAll of our latest notebooks carry the ENERGY STAR label, attesting to their superior energy efficiency. This translates into lower operating costs, less overall energy use and reduced heat emissions, making a Lenovo notebook a wise choice for the environment.
Post-Consumer ContentSelect ThinkPad laptops are made of up to 10% post-consumer content.
Recyclable PackagingThinkPad laptops are packaged in a high level of recyclable material as part of Lenovo's commitment to environmental responsibility. Note that our L Series uses 100% recyclable packaging.
Advanced Thermal DesignOwl-wing inspired blades are designed to push more air at a very low audible level. Advanced thermal design with tuned airflow provides cooler systems and balances temperatures. Dual vents and new 2012 fan blade design deliver 28% increase in airflow, plus dust collection is minimized. As a result, ThinkPad models provide better processing performance and system reliability by minimizing system temperatures, as well as promoting a longer lifecycle.
ThinkVantage Power ManagerPower Manager lets you control electricity consumption remotely. Managed power offers excellent battery life and improved productivity on ThinkPad notebooks.
|Exterior Design & Form Factor|
Stylish Colors & TexturesAssorted textures and patterns, vibrant colors, and unique design touches provide a modern appeal for those who want to make a visual statement.
UltrabookThe Ultrabook™ form factor, inspired by Intel®, delivers powerful performance along with long-lasting battery life, in an ultralight, ultrathin laptop that's perfect for on-the-go. Ultrabooks feature nearly instant resume from standby mode, as well as rapid connectivity.
Carbon Fiber DurabilityCarbon fiber is used in the latest aircraft and many high-performance racing cars to minimize weight and maximize durability and fuel efficiency. Select 2012 ThinkPad models use carbon fiber reinforcement to provide strength and stiffness, while reducing weight and allowing for thinner designs. Carbon fiber reinforcement ensures the best blend of durability and mobility.
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