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Today, Lenovo announced its ThinkPad X1, which it says is its thinnest business notebook ever.

Hot on the heels of the launch in South Africa at the beginning of June of Lenovo’s For Those Who Do brand campaign, the company’s thinnest ever business laptop, the ThinkPad X1, comes to market.

‚The ThinkPad X1 is designed for business leaders, who are some of the most demanding ‚do-ers’ using technology today,‚ says Lenovo South Africa country manager, Henry Ferreira. ‚The ThinkPad X1 demonstrates just how much functionality and performance we can put into form factors that are ultra portable but also pass such stringent military tests that they can be used in any environment.

‚In other words, the ThinkPad X1 is the ultimate Do machine for users who lead the economy by getting things done quickly, efficiently, anywhere, anytime.‚

Drawing upon the ThinkPad heritage of innovation, the ThinkPad X1’s rich function and configurability drive down immediate and long-term costs while empowering users to be more effective and productive.

Ferreira says that the ThinkPad X1’s high performance is complemented by strong multimedia functionality and excellent power management ‚ and incorporates several features new to the ThinkPad X series family, including a 13.3-inch super bright infinity screen made of Corning Gorilla Glass, RapidCharge battery technology, and a Dolby Home Theatre multimedia feature.. ‚It’s a Do machine that’s in a class of its own for business users.‚

Ultra-Thin Design Meets Elite Performance

Although the ThinkPad X1 measures less than 17 mm, its ultra-thin form factor is packed with second generation Intel Core processors, typically offered only on Lenovo’s larger 14 and 15-inch laptops. This allows the ThinkPad X1 laptop to double the CPU performance and quadruple the graphics performance of the ThinkPad X300, Lenovo’s previous flagship 13-inch laptop.

Starting at only 3.7 pounds/1.72kg, the ThinkPad X1 laptop is nonetheless incredibly sturdy, thanks to its interior roll cage and magnesium chassis. The Corning Gorilla Glass screen provides extra durability, rigidity, and scratch resistance.

Recharge Fast with RapidCharge and Go Wireless Longer

The ThinkPad X1 laptop debuts Lenovo’s new RapidCharge battery technology that charges a battery to 80 percent in just 30 minutes – 2.5 times faster than a typical ThinkPad battery – giving users more freedom to work on-the-go faster. RapidCharge combines fast charge cells with a 1,000 cycle battery designed to last three years. Users can also opt to purchase a RapidCharge external slice battery, to double their battery life to 10 hours. It also affords battery savings of 30 percent when used in Low Power Multimedia Mode to play music, movies and more. And, with Instant Resume, users can keep their wireless connection, whether its WiFi or mobile broadband, for up to 90 minutes, even when the laptop goes into sleep mode,

ThinkPad Keyboard In A New Light

Lenovo has modernised the keyboard’s appearance while retaining the touch, feel and function of the classic ThinkPad keyboard experience. The simplified design eliminates some legacy keys like SysRq while retaining rich functionality such as dedicated multimedia and voice calling controls. When working in low light, users can turn on the keyboard’s backlight – available for the first time on an enterprise-class ThinkPad laptop. In keeping with ThinkPad tradition, the keyboard is spill resistant.

Rich Sound, Riveting Pictures for Music and Movies

Business PCs aren’t known for their audio/visual experience. The ThinkPad X1 laptop, however, has rich and resonant sound, thanks to Dolby Home Theatre v4, and superbright (350 NIT) high-definition display. Whether listening through headphones, built-in speakers or a connected home theater, users will experience a captivating entertainment experience. Also, with the laptop’s HDMI port and Intel Wireless Display technology, users can choose to connect or stream 1080p wirelessly to a TV or projector.

Business-Class Innovations

Lenovo’s ThinkPad laptops incorporate a raft of innovations that meet key business needs, including: video and voice calling, enterprise management, and an easy-to-use computing experience. The ThinkPad X1’s optional mobile broadband 720p camera, high definition microphones and advanced calling modes deliver clear video calls. The laptop also offers robust layers of security with optional Intel vPro technology, encrypted hard drives with remote management support, and a fingerprint reader with one touch swipe for power on and authentication.

For quick and easy startup and shutdown, the laptop uses Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 for Windows 7 ‚ an exclusive certification for Lenovo products that allows users to start their laptops, on average, 20 seconds faster than a typical Windows 7 computer.

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