Lenovo Unveils More ThinkPad Notebooks, Now with Haswell Processors

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\"LenovoLenovo unveiled a bevy of new laptops at IFA last week, but it still has more to share. Today it’s announcing new entries in it’s T, W, L, and E lines of ThinkPad notebooks, which comprise Lenovo’s performance and budget-level notebooks and are aimed squarely at business users.

The most technically impressive of the bunch may be the ThinkPad W540, a mobile workstation that notably comes with a 15.5-inch 2880×1620 resolution display. It measures in at 27mm thin and 5.45 pounds heavy, and, like the rest of these laptops, runs on Windows 8. Internally, it sports Intel’s quad-core Core i7 Haswell processors, Nvidia’s Quadro graphics, up to 32GB of RAM, up to 2TB of storage, and about 6 hours of battery life. Lenovo says the W540 arrive sometime in November, but it hasn’t disclosed how much it’ll cost.

\"LenovoThe ThinkPad T440p and ThinkPad T540p, meanwhile, are the more highly-specced cousins of the ThinkPad T440 that was announced last week. Those two come with fresh quad-core Core i7 Haswell processors, Nvidia GeForce GT730M graphics, uo to 16GB of RAM, and up to 1TB of either solid state drive or HDD storage. Battery life on the T440p is rated at 13.7 hours, while the same on the T540p is said to be 12.6 hours. Pricing and availability details for the T440p and T540p are the same as those for the W540–they’ll come in November, but their price points aren’t known just yet.

On the opposite end of the spectrum are the ThinkPad L440 and ThinkPad L540, which are a little less impressive on the spec sheet but are also a little lighter on the wallet. Lenovo says the 14- and 15.6-inch laptops will come with Haswell chips and the usual array of ports, with the L440 rated at 12 hours of battery life and the L540 rated at 11 hours. They’ll come with 1366×768 resolution screens at their lowest configurations, but the L440 can get a 1600×900 display, while the L540 can be bumped up to a 1920×1080 one. They’ll both be available in October for a starting price of $730.

\"LenovoFinally, the ThinkPad E440 and ThinkPad E540 are the small business notebooks Lenovo is aiming at select European markets. They come this October for €649 and €629, respectively, and they’ll sport the same display configuration options as the L440 and L540. Lenovo says you’ll be able to supply them with up to quad-core Haswell processors, optional Nvidia GPUs, up to 1TB of storage, up to 16GB of RAM, and optional touchscreens. Lenovo says it has “significantly improved” the notebooks’ microphones for VoIP calling as well.

Source: Lenovo



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