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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.
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.
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.
Hard/Storage Drive Impact ProtectionThinkPad 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.
MIL-SPEC Testing for DurabilityMilitary-specification testing validates 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.
Combined Hardware/Software SecurityL Series models feature the Trusted Platform Module 1.2, Client Security Solution software and the 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.
Integrated Fingerprint ReaderThe integrated Fingerprint Reader lets you access your password-protected system with a simple swipe of the finger. And it works with the standard Trusted Platform Module hardware and Client Security Solution software to provide a seamless, top-to-bottom security package.
Password Management SoftwarePassword Manager lets you store various passwords for safekeeping and easy access, and can be tied into the optional integrated Fingerprint Reader.
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.
Integrated WebcamThinkPad laptops feature an integrated webcam at the top of the display bezel ideal for web conferencing or video messaging. The L430 and L530 both feature an optional 720p HD camera with face tracking and wide angle viewing.
Multiformat Memory Card ReaderL Series models include an integrated 4-in-1 card reader, perfect for easily accessing photos and other files stored on a variety of memory card formats. Optionally, other types of cards are available.
Voice-Over IP (VOIP)-OptimizedL Series models feature an exceptional VoIP-certified experience, incorporating digital microphone, HD audio output 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.
Dolby® Advanced Audio™ This suite of audio technologies enables 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.
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. There's even a convenient one-button recovery feature.
Long Battery-Life for All-Day ComputingGet all-day computing on ThinkPad L Series models, up to 13.5 hours with 9-cell battery on the L430 and L530.
Shared Docking Station With Other ThinkPad Series L Series laptops share common docking stations with select models with the ThinkPad X, T, and W Series, which can save on equipment costs and make managing parts numbers easy. Plus, all Series 3 docks use the same docking connector. See ThinkPad Port Replicator Series 3, ThinkPad Mini Dock, and ThinkPad Mini Dock Plus Series 3.
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® Multi-Pointing SystemThe UltraNav® multi-pointing system, available on select ThinkPad models, combines the red TrackPoint® button with the UltraNav touchpad and mouse/scroll buttons for greater flexibility.
Multitouch TouchpadUse simple one- and two-finger gestures to zoom in and out, rotate images and scroll, right from the touchpad.
Full-Sized, Spill-Resistant KeyboardThe legendary ThinkPad ergonomic keyboard is renowned for its full array of keys, excellent feel, and TrackPoint® pointing device. It also features a full-sized, spill-resistant design that protects the system through an advanced drainage system that collects and diverts liquid away from the circuitry through a drainage hole in the bottom. Plus, our 2012 models feature a newly designed 6-row ThinkPad Precision Keyboard with dedicated multimedia keys.
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).
Industry-Leading Connectivity OptionsThinkPad L Series offers a variety of connectivity choices, including mobile broadband / WWAN readiness, and Ultra-Wide Band Bluetooth®.
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 CapabilityThinkPad L Series 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.
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.
Advanced Thermal DesignAdvanced 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.
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.
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.
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.
Recyclable PackagingThinkPad laptops are packaged in a high level of recyclable material as part of Lenovo's commitment to environmental responsibility. L Series uses 100% recyclable packaging.
ThinkVantage Power ManagerControl electricity consumption remotely. Managed power offers excellent battery life and improved productivity on ThinkPad notebooks and convertible tablets.