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ThinkPad X Series Laptops

THIN & LIGHT LAPTOPS

With their lightweight, slim design and long battery life, X Series laptops travel easily, whether to another meeting or another country. Yet with their legendary ThinkPad performance, you sacrifice nothing in return.

    • ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop
    • X1 Carbon
    • Premium 14" business-class Ultrabook with carbon fiber construction.


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      • Up to 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
      • Up to Windows 8 Pro
      • Intel® HD Graphics 4000
      • Up to 8GB DDR3 memory
      • Up to 256GB SSD
      • Up to 8.2 hours' battery life with RapidCharge
      • 14" HD+ widescreen display
      • Starting at 2.99 lbs / 0.71" thin
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    • ThinkPad X131e laptop
    • X131e (AMD)
    • Tough 11.6" laptop for schools and colleges with a selection of features specially designed for educational environments.


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      • Up to AMD Dual-Core E-Series E2-1800 processor
      • Up to Windows 8 Pro
      • AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics
      • Up to 8GB DDR3 memory
      • Up to 500GB HDD or 128GB SSD
      • Up to 8.5 hours' battery life
      • 11.6" HD display (anti-glare)
      • Starting at 3.93 lbs / 1.27" thin
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    • ThinkPad X131e laptop
    • X131e (Intel)
    • Tough 11.6" laptop for schools and colleges with a selection of features specially designed for educational environments.


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      • Up to 2nd Gen Intel® Core™ i3 processor
      • Up to Windows 8 Pro
      • Intel® GMA HD Graphics 3000
      • Up to 8GB DDR3 memory
      • Up to 500GB HDD or 128GB SSD
      • Up to 8.5 hours' battery life
      • 11.6" HD display (anti-glare)
      • Starting at 3.93 lbs / 1.27" thin
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    • ThinkPad X230 laptop
    • X230
    • 12.5" thin & light laptop with all the performance and features a road warrior needs.


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      • Up to 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
      • Up to Windows 8 Pro
      • Intel® HD Graphics 4000
      • Up to 16GB DDR3 memory
      • Up to 500GB HDD or 180GB SSD
      • Up to 15.5 hours' battery life
      • 12.5" HD display
      • Starting at 2.96 lbs / 0.75" thin
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    • ThinkPad X230t convertible laptop
    • X230t
    • 12.5" laptop/tablet with reversible multitouch IPS display, pure audio and peerless keyboard ergonomics.


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      • Up to 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor
      • Up to Windows 7 Professional
      • Intel® HD Graphics 4000
      • Up to 16GB DDR3 memory
      • Up to 500GB HDD or 256GB SSD
      • Up to 8 hours' battery life
      • Reversible 12.5" multitouch IPS display with digitizer pen stylus
      • Starting at 3.70 lbs / 1.23" thin
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KEYBOARDS.

It's the most personal part of your PC. The spacing and height of our keys are specially designed to be comfortable to use and to increase accuracy.

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ThinkPad X Series
 
Core Technology
 
X1 Carbon X131e (Intel) X131e (AMD) X230 X230t

Windows 8 Pro

Ready 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.
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Windows 7 Professional

If 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 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.
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3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i Series Processors

Select 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.
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2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i Series Processors

Select X Series 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.
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AMD Vision Pro Technology

AMD Dual Core accelerated processing unit (APU) with Vision Pro technology integrates the processor and chipset into one unit, resulting in graphic performance that's improved up to 65%.
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Microsoft Office 2013

Lenovo systems are optimized for the new Office 2013. Purchase a Product Key for the preloaded software. Available in full-featured Office Suites for single use PCs, as well as Office 365 subscription for use on multiple devices (not for commercial use). Learn More >
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Solid-State Storage Drives (SSDs)

Solid-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.
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Displays & Graphics
 
     

Integrated Intel® HD Graphics

X Series models with Intel® HD4000 graphics feature greater levels of visual experiences and performance for popular applications and games without the need for additional discrete graphics hardware.
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10-Finger Touch Display

Optimized for Windows 8, 10-finger touch allows for a fluid tablet-like interaction. Intuitive navigation enables browsing, scrolling, using apps, even gaming, with a simple swipe of the touchscreen. A capacitive touch panel trigger actions immediately, and the cursors follow your fingers around the screen without any perceptible lag or delays.
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HD/HD+ Display With IPS Wide-Angle Technology

Select ThinkPad X Series offer In-Plane Switching (IPS) LCD displays with high brightness (starting at 300 nit). IPS technology allows for vivid colors and nearly 180-degree viewing angles.
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Security & Protection
 
     

Roll-Cage Technology

ThinkPad laptops and Ultrabooks™ 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.
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ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery

All ThinkPad systems include ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, a robust system-backup and recovery tool to help preserve your data and settings. There's even a convenient one-button recovery feature.
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Hard/Storage Drive Impact Protection

ThinkPad notebooks use a rubber isolator and metal cage to protect the hard/storage drive. Our Active Protection System (on models with traditional magnetic hard drives) uses an accelerometer to monitor movement of the system and stop the drive, to help protect against damage when a fall or similar event is detected.
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Intel® vPro™ Technology

Intel® vPro™ Technology enables both remote manageability and enhanced security through features like Active Management Technology (AMT). With Intel AMT, businesses can easily monitor, maintain, secure, and service their PC fleet, even when systems are powered down. Note that the X1 Carbon is one of the first Ultrabooks with Intel® vPro Technology.
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Integrated Fingerprint Reader

Access your password-protected system with a simple swipe of the finger using our convenient built-in fingerprint reader.
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Pre-Boot Password & BIOS Port Lock

This feature lets you create a longer, more complex boot password to better protect your system from unwanted intrusion. It even includes an option to disable your notebook's input/output ports for maximum data control.
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Password Management Software

Password Manager lets you store various passwords for safekeeping and easy access, and can be tied into the integrated fingerprint reader.
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MIL-SPEC Testing for Durability

ThinkPads are designed for durability and reliability. Baked, battered, blistered, and blown with sand, X Series laptops are tested against extreme elements and must pass a significant number of specifications for military-grade computing.
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Built-in Solutions & Convenience
 
     

SuperSpeed USB 3.0

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 enables up to 10 times faster file transfer, 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.
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Backlit ThinkPad Precision Keyboard

ThinkPad X Series models include the legendary spill-resistant, ergonomic keyboard — now, better than ever with newly designed island-style, six-rows, and multimedia keys with LED indicators. Select models include an optional backlight for the keyboard. When combined with our ThinkLight feature that shines down from the top of the display bezel, it makes working in dark environments effortless.
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Multitouch Touchpad

Windows 8 gestures built in to touchpad. Use simple one- and two-finger gestures to zoom in and out, rotate images, and scroll — right from the touchpad. The X1 Carbon and the X1 Carbon Touch feature a glass touchpad, which improves ease of use and adds visual style.
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Long Battery-Life for All-Day Computing

Get all-day computing on ThinkPad X Series models with up to 8.2 hours on the X1 Carbon/ X1 Carbon Touch. With an external slice battery, the X230 will run up to 24.9 while the flexible X230t will hit 18 hours. *Battery life varies by configuration and system use.
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Lenovo RapidCharge Battery

RapidCharge battery is designed to last three times longer than a standard notebook battery, and in just 35 minutes, it charges the battery up to 80% capacity.Note: 35-minute charging time requires the 90W Adapter that's included with system.
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Battery Stretch

Power Manager lets you make temporary selections in extreme situations to extend battery life beyond what your regular Power Manager settings might produce.
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Multimedia Features
 
     

Dolby® Home Theater®

Immerse yourself in vivid digital surround sound. Experience music, DVDs, or your latest gaming obsession like never before, with greater clarity and fidelity.
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Dolby® Advanced Audio™

Dolby® 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.
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Integrated Webcam

ThinkPad notebooks feature an integrated webcam at the top of the display bezel. Enjoy a 720p HD camera with 30 frames-per-second and a low-light sensitivity that provides a great video conference experience. Plus, our 2012 models also include face-tracking, so your image remains crisp and clear and within the frame, even when multitasking.
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Connectivity
 
     

Industry-Leading Connectivity Options

ThinkPad X Series models feature the latest in wireless connectivity, including blazing fast 802.11n MIMO WiFi, and (optional) Bluetooth®.
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Wireless WAN

Wireless 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. Additionally, your 3G enabled laptop can function as a mobile hotspot, allowing shared connectivity with other nearby devices. Note that while certain models may be mobile broadband enabled, this feature is not available in all regions and some providers may prevent tethering. Select models of the X230 include up to 4G.
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Lenovo Mobile Access

This 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. *Requires WWAN module.
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Environment & Energy
 
     

Advanced Thermal Design

Owl-wing inspired designed blades push more air at a very low audible level. Advanced thermal design with tuned airflow provides cooler systems and balances temperatures. Dual vents and new 2012 fan blade design deliver 28% increase in airflow, plus dust collection is minimized. As a result, ThinkPad models provide better processing performance and system reliability by minimizing system temperatures.
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ULE Gold Sustainable Product Certification

ULE Gold Sustainable Product Certification from Underwriters Labs is awarded for energy efficiency, reduction in toxic chemicals, and use of recycled materials in its design. The Lenovo ThinkPad T420 was awarded the first ULE Gold certification for a PC, and now all of our 2012 models share this certification.
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EPEAT® Gold Environmental Rating

Under 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.
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ENERGY STAR-Compliant

All of our latest ThinkPad 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.
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Recyclable Packaging

ThinkPad laptops are packaged in a high level of recyclable material as part of Lenovo's commitment to environmental responsibility.
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External Design & Form Factor
 
     

Stylish Colors and Textures

Assorted textures and patterns, vibrant colors, and unique design touches provide a modern appeal for those who want to make a visual statement. Both versions of the X131e and the X130e come in a choice of Midnight Black and Heatwave Red.
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Ultrabook™

The Ultrabook™ form factor, inspired by Intel®, delivers powerful performance along with long-lasting battery life, in an ultra-light, ultra-thin laptop that's perfect for on-the-go. Ultrabooks feature nearly instant resume from standby mode, as well as rapid connectivity. Note that the X1 Carbon is the best business-class Ultrabook on the market in terms of durability, reliability, display quality, lightness, manageability, and keyboard design — and now with the X1 Carbon Touch, it just got even better!
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Carbon Fiber Durability

Carbon fiber is used in the latest aircraft and many high-performance racing cars to minimize weight and maximize durability and fuel efficiency. Select ThinkPad X Series 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.
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Availability: Offers, prices, specifications and availability may change without notice. Lenovo will contact you and cancel your order if the product becomes unavailable or if there was a pricing or typographic error.

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Warranty: For a copy of applicable warranties, write to: Lenovo Warranty Information, 1009 Think Place, Morrisville, NC, 27560. Lenovo makes no representation or warranty regarding third party products or services. The Lenovo Limited Warranty applies only to Lenovo hardware products purchased for your own use, and does not transfer upon resale.

Battery: These systems do not support batteries that are not genuine Lenovo-made or authorized. Systems will continue to boot, but may not charge unauthorized batteries. Attention: Lenovo has no responsibility for the performance or safety of unauthorized batteries, and provides no warranties for failures or damage arising out of their use.

Pricing: Does not include tax, shipping and handling, or recycling fees. Reseller prices may vary. Savings referenced off regular Lenovo web prices.

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