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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 ThinkPad 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 ProcessorsAMD offers a variety of processors designed specifically for laptops, including AMD Athlon™ Neo processors (optimized for cool operation and energy efficiency without compromising performance), AMD Turion™ X2 processors (enhanced memory and processing along with next-generation power management), and AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) with Vision Pro technology (enhanced productivity and multitasking).
Solid-State Storage DrivesSolid-state storage drives (SSDs) use Flash memory rather than traditional magnetic storage. So they are 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.
Discrete GraphicsDiscrete graphics models feature a dedicated graphics processor and memory to provide superior 3D performance for gaming or other graphics-intensive applications.
OpenGL-Certified High-Performance GraphicsAvailable on select ThinkPad W series mobile workstations, OpenGL-certified graphics solutions are designed to be more compatible and stable with professional-level 3D rendering applications and other tools requiring outstanding 3D graphics performance.
NVIDIA® Optimus™ TechnologySelect ThinkPad models include Optimus technology, which automatically switches to the built-in NVIDIA graphics card only when it's needed. Get extended battery life without sacrificing high performance graphics for applications, high-def videos, 3D games, and more.
NVIDIA® Quadro® Graphics MemorySelect ThinkPad models come with NVIDIA Quadro graphics memory, which enables a higher level of performance and ultra-realistic effects for OpenGL and next-generation DirectX® 11 industry-leading professional applications.
Integrated Color CalibrationSelect ThinkPad W Series mobile workstations offer X-Rite® PANTONE® color calibration for greater image accuracy, more precise color matching and a consistently true display.
SuperBright Display With Corning® Gorilla® Glass ProtectionSelect ThinkPad models feature a SuperBright 350 nit HD display that's protected by Corning® Gorilla® Glass for durability and scratch-resistance.
Multitouch Display PanelThe multitouch display panel (optional on some models) offers the latest in touch technology. A capacitive touch panel allows for impeccable response time to 5- or 10-finger touch (depending on model). Actions trigger immediately, and the cursors follow your fingers around the screen without any perceptible lag or delays. Select models feature an IPS (in-plane switching) display for nearly 180-degree viewing angles. Multifinger gestures let you pan, zoom, rotate, right-click and more. Plus enhanced sensitivity and accuracy delivers effortless usability.
Roll-Cage TechnologySelect ThinkPad notebooks get their solid feel thanks to innovative ThinkPad roll-cage technology, a collection of durability features that adds extra strength and rigidity to the notebook shell and top cover.
Hard/Storage Drive Impact ProtectionThinkPad notebooks use a rubber isolator and metal cage to protect the hard/storage drive. 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.
Lenovo Solution CenterThe Lenovo Solution Center provides access to a simplified dashboard that reflects total system health. This hardware diagnostic tool allows quick and convenient access to frequently-used system management tools, including backup and restore, antivirus and firewall settings, system/software updates, internet connections, and service and support.
Note: The Lenovo Solution Center replaces the ThinkVantage Toolbox with the 2012 products.
Lenovo Solutions for Small BusinessBuilt on the Intel® Small Business Advantage application, Lenovo Solutions for Small Business provides unique security and productivity features for small businesses, including after-hours maintenance, software monitoring, USB blocker, energy savings, and the ability to backup and restore applications.
Combined Hardware/Software SecuritySelect ThinkPad models feature the Trusted Platform Module chip for encrypting data, Client Security Solution software, and an integrated fingerprint reader for a seamlessly integrated security package. Additional available security features include 32-byte pre-boot passwords and the ability to disable input/output ports at the BIOS level.Note: Not all models include all features as standard.
Integrated Fingerprint ReaderLet your unique fingerprint be your password. Gain fast and easy system access with a swipe of your finger.
Password Management SoftwarePassword Manager lets you store various passwords for safekeeping and easy access, and can be tied into the optional integrated fingerprint reader.
Intel® Anti-Theft ProtectionSelect notebooks offer Intel® Anti-Theft protection (AT-p), an extra layer of security and manageability incorporated with Computrace® Data Protection™ and Intel vPro™ technology. Intel AT-p lets you activate hardware-based, client-side intelligence to secure your PC and data if it's lost or stolen. The technology is built into the hardware, so it provides local, tamper-resistant defense that works even if the OS is re-imaged, a new hard drive is installed, or the laptop is disconnected from the network& #151; for the ultimate in data protection and mobile security.
Military-Specifications Testing for DurabilityValidates the ruggedness, durability, and quality of ThinkPad products by testing against eight parameters: high pressure, humidity, vibration, high temperature, temperature shock, low pressure (15,000 ft), low temperature, and dust.
Integrated WebcamSelect ThinkPad notebooks feature an integrated webcam at the top of the display bezel. Our newest models feature up to a 720p HD camera with 30 frames-per-second, facial tracking, and a low-light sensitivity that provides a superior video conference experience.
Multiformat Memory Card ReaderSelect ThinkPad models offer an integrated memory card reader, perfect for easily accessing photos and other files stored on a variety of memory card formats.
Mini DisplayPortA mini DisplayPort connector allows laptops to be connected to external display devices. With the mini DP, the connector and protocol, easily adapt to any monitor, projector, television, or display input with simple and inexpensive adapter cables (DVI, HDMI, or VGA).
Lenovo OneLink TechnologyGet more from your power cable! OneLink technology is a unique interface that simplifies connectivity through a single cable to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock. The OneLink dock provides dedicated video, USB 3.0 ports, Gigabit Ethernet, and audioall while charging your notebook.
Dolby® Home Theater® v4Increased audio clarity and maximized volume output without distortion enjoy a crisp, clear immersive surround sound experience over built-in stereo speakers. All the power and nuance of the cinema, all the immediacy of live performance, now from your ThinkPad.
Dolby® Advanced Audio™ v2Dolby® Advanced Audio™ 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 increases audio clarity for VOIP applications, maximizes volume output without distortion, and improves dialogue clarity when watching videos.
Optical DriveOptical drives let you both view and create DVDs and CDs, with a recordable, read-write drive. A must for multimedia work and for enjoying movies.
Voice-Over IP (VOIP)-OptimizedOur latest ThinkPad models feature an exceptional VOIP-certified experience, incorporating HD audio output with a 720p HD webcam and HD display. Noise-reduction technology suppresses background sounds while on Internet calls, as well as keypad clicks when typing. Plus, convenient multimedia keys provide quick and easy access to microphone, speaker, and camera controls.
Built-In Solutions & Convenience
Backup & Recovery ToolsAll ThinkPad systems include ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, a robust system-backup and recovery tool to help preserve your data and settings.
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.
UltraNav® Multipointing SystemThe UltraNav® multipointing system, available on select ThinkPad models, combines the red TrackPoint® button with the UltraNav touchpad and mouse/scroll buttons for greater flexibility.
Smooth TrackPad Optimized for Windows 82013 models feature a new larger, smooth ThinkPad TrackPad with 5-point click integration optimized for Windows 8 gestures. Touch points can be configured multiple ways through Settings.
Optional Backlit KeyboardAll ThinkPad models include the legendary spill-resistant, ergonomic keyboard, and now some even include an optional backlight for the keyboard makes working in dark environments effortless.
Lenovo Cloud StorageLenovo Cloud Storage helps to protect your critical data, while also making access to information and file-sharing quick and convenient. With Lenovo Cloud Storage, you can easily and automatically back-up and synchronize data across the organization. Employees can access files from any device, anytime, anywhere, plus data is encrypted on transfer for an extra level of security.
Industry-Leading Connectivity OptionsThinkPad laptops feature the latest wireless connectivity options, for connecting to wireless at home or wireless hotspots elsewhere.
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. Note that while certain models may be mobile broadband enabled, this feature is not available in all regions.
Network Connection SoftwareThinkVantage Access Connections software can manage your wired and wireless connection settings so you can easily connect to a network wherever your work takes you. Includes a variety of security and customization options.
GPS CapabilitySelect ThinkPad models feature a wireless WAN option that uses native GPS functionality built into the system.
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.
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.
EPEAT® Silver Environmental RatingUnder the federally funded EPEAT® program in the US, manufacturers declare their products' conformance to a comprehensive set of environmental criteria. EPEAT Silver products must meet all 23 required criteria and at least 50% of the optional criteria.
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. The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 was awarded the first ULE Gold certification for a PC, and now most all of our models share this certification.
ENERGY STAR-CompliantAll of our latest notebooks carry the ENERGY STAR label, attesting to their superior energy efficiency. This translates into lower operating costs, less overall energy use and reduced heat emissions, making a Lenovo notebook a wise choice for the environment.
Advanced 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 fan blade design deliver increased airflow, plus minimize dust collection. As a result, ThinkPad models provide better processing performance and system reliability by minimizing system temperatures, as well as promoting a longer lifecycle.
Post-Consumer ContentSelected ThinkPad laptops are made of up to 10% post-consumer content.
Recyclable PackagingThinkPad laptops are packaged in a high level of recyclable material as part of Lenovo's commitment to environmental responsibility. Note that our L Series uses 100% recyclable packaging.
ThinkVantage Power ManagerControl electricity consumption remotely. Managed power offers excellent battery life and improved productivity on ThinkPad notebooks.
Exterior Design & Form Factor
Stylish Colors & TexturesAssorted textures and patterns, vibrant colors, and unique design touches provide a modern appeal for those who want to make a visual statement.
Note that not all colors are available in all regions.
Ultrabook™The Ultrabook™ form factor, inspired by Intel®, delivers powerful performance along with long-lasting battery life, in an ultralight, ultrathin laptop that's perfect for on-the-go. Ultrabooks feature nearly instant resume from standby mode, as well as rapid connectivity.
Carbon Fiber DurabilityCarbon fiber is used in the latest aircraft and many high-performance racing cars to minimize weight and maximize durability and fuel efficiency. Select ThinkPad 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.