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Intel® Turbo Boost Memory and solid-state storage drives expedite boot and application load times. The result? You keep your momentum strong and moving in the right direction — and your agenda in the front seat, where it belongs.

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The business world spins faster than ever, and it certainly won't wait while you charge your battery. Add a 9-cell slice battery and get up to 18 hours of power.

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Baked, battered, and blistered by the elements over and over, the T Series sets the highest standard for core ThinkPad strength. It’s hit the gym the hardest and endured the toughest workouts just so you can keep effortlessly slicing through your waves of work.

Lenovo’s ThinkPad T Series has long been known as the gold standard for business notebooks.


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Core Technology

Up to 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 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 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.

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i Series Processors

Select T 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.

Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3 for Windows 7

Using Lenovo's RapidBoot technology, Enhanced Experience 3 PCs have optimized system files, processes, and hardware settings to start your PC 40% faster than a typical Windows 7 computer. Plus, even when multiple applications are installed, BootShield continues to maintain fast boot performance. EE 3 is optimized for business with robust security features like self-encrypting drives, fingerprint ID and BIOS port locks. EE 3 systems also include superior web conferencing with features like light-adaptive webcam, facial tracking, and advanced noise-cancellation technology. (Not all features are available on all models.)

Microsoft Office 2010 Optimized

Lenovo systems are optimized for Microsoft Office 2010. Purchase a Product Key or DVD to activate the preloaded full-featured Office software.

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.
Displays & Graphics

NVIDIA® Optimus™ Technology

Select T Series 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.

Integrated Intel® HD Graphics

Select T Series models feature up to 100% graphics performance improvement with Intel® HD4000 graphics.

Mini DisplayPort

A 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).

Backlit ThinkPad Precision Keyboard

ThinkPad T 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. Our newest 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. (Note that the keyboard for the T430u doesn't include separate multimedia keys for mute or volume.)
Security & Protection

Roll-Cage Technology

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.

Carbon Fiber Reinforcement

Carbon fiber is used in the latest aircraft and many high performance racing cars to minimize weight and maximize durability and fuel efficiency. Select 2012 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.

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.

Shared Docking Station With Other ThinkPad Series

Select T Series laptops share common docking stations with select models with the ThinkPad X, L, 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.

Long Battery-Life for All-Day Computing

Get all-day computing on select ThinkPad T Series models — with external slice battery, up to 32.5 hours on the T430, up to 30.6 on the T530, and up to 12.6 hours on T430s.* (*Requires external battery support as well as integrated. Battery life varies by configuration and system use.)

Combined Hardware/Software Security

Select ThinkPad® 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.

Lenovo Solutions for Small Business

Built 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.

Integrated Fingerprint Reader

The 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 Software

Password Manager lets you store various passwords for safekeeping and easy access, and can be tied into the optional integrated Fingerprint Reader.

Intel® Anti-Theft Protection

ThinkPad® T Series notebooks are the first in the industry to 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.
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.

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.

Integrated Webcam

ThinkPad® notebooks feature an integrated webcam at the top of the display bezel. Select T Series feature 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.

Multiformat Memory Card Reader

T Series models include an integrated memory card reader, perfect for easily accessing photos and other files stored on a variety of memory card formats.

Polycom® Ready & Voice-Over IP (VOIP)-Optimized

Our latest T Series models are designed to work with Polycom® Real Presence Mobile and Real Presence Desktop video collaboration software. Along with an exceptional VoIP-certified experience that incorporates HD audio output, dual array HD microphones, and Noise Reduction Technology to suppress background sounds, web-conferencing is the next best thing to being face-to-face.
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.

Backup & Recovery Tools

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.

UltraNav® Multi-Pointing System

The 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. Use simple one- and two-finger gestures to zoom in and out, rotate images and scroll -- right from the touchpad.


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.

Industry-Leading Connectivity Options

ThinkPad® T Series gives you the best wireless performance with a variety of connectivity choices, including mobile broadband readiness, Ultra-Wide Band Bluetooth®, and you can even use your system as a mobile hotspot, to share your wireless connection with other devices. (Note that some WWAN / 3G carriers prevent tethering.)

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.

Network Connection Software

ThinkVantage® 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 Capability

ThinkPad® T Series models feature a wireless WAN option that uses native GPS functionality built into the system.
Environment & Energy Savings

Cool & Quiet

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.

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.

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.


All 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.
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