|Standard on All Models||Available on Select Models||Not Available|
|X1 Carbon||X1 Carbon Touch||X131e (AMD)||X131e (Intel)||X230|
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 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 Vision Pro TechnologyAMD Dual Core accelerated processing unit (APU) with Vision Pro technology integrates the processor and chipset into one unit, resulting in graphic performance that's improved up to 65%.
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 Drives (SSDs)Solid-state storage drives use Flash memory rather than traditional magnetic storage. So they're 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.
|Security & Protection|
ThinkVantage Rescue and RecoveryAll ThinkPad® systems include ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, a robust system-backup and recovery tool to help preserve your data and settings. There's even a convenient one-button recovery feature.
ThinkPad Roll CageThinkPad roll-cage technology protects critical system components in case of accidents or jolts. A magnesium alloy frame that surrounds the ThinkPad notebook's internal components absorbs shock when the system is dropped or bumped, helping reduce system failures and improve durability and reliability. Note that for the ThinkPad X1 Carbon, the roll cage is made from carbon fiber, which not only enhances the structural integrity with added strength, but also maintains the lightweight, ultra-thin design.
Integrated Fingerprint ReaderThe integrated Fingerprint Reader lets you access your password-protected system with a simple swipe of the finger. And it works with the standard Trusted Platform Module hardware and Client Security Solution software to provide a seamless, top-to-bottom security package.
Pre-Boot Password & BIOS Port LockThis feature lets you create a longer, more complex boot password to better protect your system from unwanted intrusion. It even includes an option to disable your notebook's input/output ports for maximum data control.
MIL-SPEC Testing for DurabilityThinkPads are designed for durability and reliability. Baked, battered, blistered, and blown with sand, X Series laptops are tested against extreme elements and must pass a significant number of specifications for military-grade computing.
Hard/Storage Drive ProtectionThinkPad notebooks use a rubber isolator and metal cage to physically protect the hard/storage drive. And the ThinkVantage® Active Protection System™ (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.
|Built-In Solutions & Convenience|
Intel® vPro TechnologyIntel® vPro Technology enables both remote manageability and enhanced security through features like Active Management Technology (AMT). With Intel AMT, businesses can easily monitor, maintain, secure, and service their PC fleet, even when systems are powered down. Note that the X1 Carbon is one of the first Ultrabooks with Intel® vPro Technology.
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.
Shared Docking Station With Other ThinkPad SeriesThe X230 shares common docking stations with select models of the ThinkPad T, L, and W Series, which can save on equipment costs and make managing parts numbers easy. Plus, all Series 3 docks use the same docking connector. See ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3, ThinkPad Mini Dock, and ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3.
Long Battery Life for All-Day (& Night) ComputingGet all-day computing on select ThinkPad X Series models up to 24 hours with external slice battery on the X230 with Lenovo 90W Ultraslim AC/DC Combo Adapter; minimally, X Series models include 6.3 hours of battery life, with most exceeding that number.
Lenovo RapidCharge BatteryRapidCharge battery is designed to last three times longer than a standard notebook battery, and in just 30 to 35 minutes, it charges the battery up to 80% capacity.
Note: 35-minute charging time requires the 90W Adapter that's included with system.
Battery StretchPower Manager lets you make temporary selections in extreme situations to extend battery life beyond what your regular Power Manager settings might produce.
10-Finger Touch DisplayOptimized for Windows 8, 10-finger touch allows for a fluid tablet-like interaction. Intuitive navigation enables browsing, scrolling, using apps, even gaming, with a simple swipe of the touchscreen. A capacitive touch panel trigger actions immediately, and the cursors follow your fingers around the screen without any perceptible lag or delays.
Multitouch TouchpadUse simple one- and two-finger gestures to zoom in and out, rotate images, and scroll right from the touchpad. The X1 Carbon and X1 Carbon Touch feature a smooth glass touchpad, which improves ease of use and adds visual style.
Full-Sized, Spill-Resistant KeyboardThe legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device. It also features a full-sized, spill-resistant design that protects the circuitry from liquids. X Series models use an advanced drainage system that collects and diverts liquid away from the circuitry through a drainage hole in the bottom.
Industry-Leading Connectivity Options Select ThinkPad models feature the latest in wireless connectivity, including blazing fast 802.11n MIMO WiFi, and (optional) Bluetooth®.
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. Additionally, your 3-G enabled laptop can function as a mobile hotspot, allowing shared connectivity with other nearby devices. Note that while certain models may be mobile broadband enabled, this feature is not available in all regions. (Note: Select models of the X230 include up to 4G.)
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.
Dolby® Home Theater®Immerse yourself in vivid digital surround sound. Experience music, DVDs, or your latest gaming obsession like never before, with greater clarity and fidelity.
Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2 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 maximizes volume output without distortion, optimizes frequency for more accurate sounds truer to what's intended, and regulates quality by reducing/eliminating noise resulting from overdriven speakers and amplifiers.
Integrated WebcamThinkPad tablets feature an integrated webcam at the top of the display bezel ideal for Web conferencing or video messaging. The X1 Carbon, X230, and X131e feature an optional 720p HD camera with face tracking and wide angle viewing.
SuperBright HD / HD+ Display Select ThinkPad X Series models include a SuperBright HD or HD+ display, ranging from 300 to 350 nit (with 400 nit optionally available on some models).
Optional Backlit KeyboardThis optional functionality makes working in dark environments effortless.
Voice-Over IP (VOIP)-Optimized ThinkPad X Series laptops feature an exceptional voice over IP (VOIP) certified experience that incorporates HD audio output. Plus Noise Reduction Technology suppresses background sounds while on internet calls, as well as keypad clicks when typing. Additionally, the X1 Carbon, X1 Carbon Touch and X230 models are designed to work with Polycom® Real Presence Mobile and Real Presence Desktop video collaboration software.
|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.
ENERGY STAR-RatingENERGY STAR-rated products offer greater energy conservation, lower operating costs, and reduced heat emissions. It's a cost-saving, environmentally responsible benefit.
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 in its design. The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 was awarded the first ULE Gold certification for a PC, and now all of our 2012 models share this certification.
Recyclable PackagingThinkPad laptops are packaged in a high level of recyclable material as part of Lenovo's commitment to environmental responsibility.
Cool & Quiet 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, select ThinkPad models provide better processing performance and system reliability by minimizing system temperatures, as well as promoting a longer lifecycle.
ThinkVantage Power ManagerControl electricity consumption remotely. Managed power offers excellent battery life and improved productivity on ThinkPad notebooks and convertible laptops.
|External Design & Form Factor|
Ultrabook™The Ultrabook™ form factor, inspired by Intel®, delivers powerful performance along with long-lasting battery life, in an ultra-light, ultra-thin laptop that's perfect for on-the-go. Ultrabooks feature nearly instant resume from standby mode, as well as rapid connectivity. Note that the X1 Carbon is the best business-class Ultrabook on the market in terms of durability, reliability, display quality, lightness, manageability, and keyboard design and now with the X1 Carbon Touch, it just got even better!
Carbon Fiber Durability Carbon fiber is used in the latest aircraft and many high-performance racing cars to minimize weight and maximize durability and fuel efficiency. Select ThinkPad X Series 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.
|X1 Carbon||X1 Carbon Touch||X131e (AMD)||X131e (Intel)||X230|