Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, T420, T520, L420, L520 and W520 Notebook PCs Announced

Lenovo today announced six new T, L and W series ThinkPad laptops models which includes the Lenovo T420s, T420, T520, L420, L520 and W520 each powered by choice of Intel Core 2011 i5/i7 processors and includes NVIDIA Otimus graphics or ATI Radeon discrete graphics.

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These new T, L and W series ThinkPad laptops are built to address key business computing needs including: video and voice calling, smart PC features for power and performance management, all-day battery life, enterprise management and an intuitive, easy-to-use computing experience.

The ultra-thin, ThinkPad T420 notebook PCs features Lenovo Enhanced Experience 2.0 that speeds up boot time by up to 30%  while Lenovo ThinkPad T420 reaches new battery life benchmarks with an extended battery that allows up to 30 hours of backup and the ThinkPad W520 mobile workstation offers twice the performance of previous models.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T420s and T420 models includes 14-inch display while T520 model has 15.6-inch display and all these notebooks offer a slew of new Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. ThinkPad T series notebooks will be available with NVIDIA Optimus graphics that automatically switches between built-in HD graphics and NVIDIA discrete graphics mode to save maximum power.

The ThinkPad L Series notebooks includes the 14-inch L420 model and 15.6-inch L520 model both can configurable with Intel’s Core 2011 i5/i7 processors, and packs ATI’s Radeon HD 565 discrete graphics with up to 8GB of dedicated video memory.

The ThinkPad W520 workstation also features choices of the 2011 Intel Core i5/i7 processors, and has 15-inch display offering 1600 x 900 pixel resolution, The workstation also offers NVIDIA Quadro 100M and 2000M graphics with up to 2GB dedicated graphics memory.

All the new notebooks incorporate self-aware and adaptive technologies to sense where power is needed most to ensure priority components receive power for improved overall performance and battery life.

With reduced power to non-essential hardware, the notebooks can deliver up to 30 percent longer battery life while playing multimedia so users can watch DVDs, listen to MP3s or stream web content longer.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 comes with 9-cell battery that delivers up to 15 hours of battery life, while the ThinkPad T420s, delivers up to 10 hours with its 6-cell and optional optical bay battery combined.

The Lenovo ThinkPad T420, offers extreme battery life with its standard 9-cell battery and optional 9-cell slice battery, that can provides up to 30 hours of computing power.

The laptops include a variety of technologies for enhanced video and voice conferencing including Private Chat and Conference Call microphone modes which allows users to switch easily between modes with a single mouse click.  Private Chat mode can also use noise cancelling technology to focus on a single voice, while Conference Call mode opens the audio capture field to 360 degrees around the notebook, allowing for multiple user interaction in the room.

For improved enterprise-class security, the new ThinkPad laptops also offer multiple layers of security throughout the hardware, software, BIOS and options including encrypted hard drives with remote management support, a fingerprint reader with one touch swipe for power on and authentication and Intel Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) – a laptop theft deterrence mechanism that disables the laptop preventing unauthorized data access.

The ThinkPad T420s is the first business class notebook that offer Dolby Home Theater v4, Dolby’s latest audio technology with virtualized surround sound and dialog enhancement technology for clearer sound in movies, music and during video calls.

Price and Availability

The ThinkPad T, L and W Series will be available starting in March 2011 and pricing for the T420s, T420, T520, L420, L520 and W520 models starts at approximately $1,329, $779, $909, $719, $719 and $1329, respectively.