Great news for Tree-hugging Thinkpad Fans -- TechPinas included!
Today, perhaps in line with the celebration of the upcoming Earth Day, Lenovo introduced a new series of ThinkPad laptops - the L Series; currently made up of Lenovo Thinkpad L412 and Thinkpad L512, which Lenovo dubs as the greenest laptops ever made.
"Today more than ever before, customers are looking to get more out of their PC technology. We designed the new L Series to give users the most important features for being productive like cutting-edge processing performance, long battery life and a VoIP-optimized design without sacrificing the reliability and durability ThinkPad is known for."
- Dilip Bhatia, Executive Director, ThinkPad Product Marketing, Lenovo
Designed for business, government and education customers, the ThinkPad L412 and L512 laptops feature high performance with the latest Intel processing technologies, legendary Thinkpad military tough durability and strong web conferencing features at an affordable price point; starting under $700* or Php 31,200 with current conversion, before taxes.
Lenovo continues to expand its emphasis on green design with the L Series. The laptops use up to 30 percent post consumer content from office water jugs and used IT equipment in parts like the LCD cover, palm rests and top/bottom case. The L512 laptop contains 18 percent post consumer content (PCC) total, making it the industry’s highest amount of PCC in a laptop.3 Each L Series laptop saves the equivalent of 10 plastic water bottles. Overall, Lenovo has used 42 million gross pounds of PCC since 2005 in Think-branded products.
Choices of the latest Intel Core i3 and i5 processors with Turbo Boost and Hyperthreading technology
16:9 HD antiglare displays on the 14-inch L412 and 15-inch L512
Choices of Intel integrated or ATI Mobility Radeon graphics
3G/4G wireless connectivity options with Gobi 2000 module support for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon
Up to 8 hours of battery life
Expansion with 4 USB ports/1 powered, combo eSATA/USB port, support for DisplayPort and VGA
Windows 7 with Lenovo Enhanced Experience featuring up to 57% faster bootup and shutdown time
* For those on a tighter budget, an entry-level $649 model is equipped with a Celeron P4500 CPU, 1GB of RAM and 160GB hard drive. Pricing for models with above-mentioned specs hasn't been disclosed by Lenovo.
The ThinkPad L412 and ThinkPad L512 laptops are available starting mid-May through Lenovo's official website and business partners.
I think L-line looks almost exactly like the SL-series; I'm not sure if Lenovo is trying to phase out the latter and replace it with the former or if it's merely a rebranding. Either way, it's ok; A Thinkpad is a Thinkpad. I personally like the eco-friendly twist; we all should be doing something good for the environment.
Please stay tuned for updates on Thinkpad L-series' availability in the Philippines.
Source: Lenovo Thinkpad L-Series Official Press Release via this link.