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Up to Windows 8.1 ProBuilt for business. Built for life. The new Windows brings together everything you do across all your devices whether at home, at work, or on-the-go. With Windows 8.1 Pro, you get everything in Windows 8.1, plus enhanced security features like trusted boot, improved biometric support, backup to SkyDrive, anti-malware, device encryption, and remote business data removal, as well as simplified technology like tap to print, auto-triggered VPN, SkyDrive integration, and more.
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 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.
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors4th generation Intel® Core™ processors deliver the performance to increase productivity for your business. Devices turn on in an instant and are always up-to-date. You can multitask quickly and move effortlessly between applications, collaborate wirelessly in a high quality videoconferenceâ€”all with the convenience of longer battery life. Plus, you can guard against identity theft and ensure safe access to your network with built-in security features. In fact, the only thing more amazing than an Intel Core processor-based PC is what your users will 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.
NVIDIA® Optimus™ TechnologySelect 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 GraphicsT Series models feature up to 100% graphics performance improvement with Intel® HD4000 graphics.
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).
Backlit ThinkPad Precision KeyboardThinkPad 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 T431s don't include separate multimedia keys for mute or volume.
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 TechnologyThinkPad® 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 ReinforcementCarbon 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.
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.
Shared Docking Station With Other ThinkPad SeriesSelect 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 ComputingGet all-day computing on select ThinkPad T Series models with external slice battery, you can even get up to 32.5 hours on the T430.**Requires external battery support as well as integrated. Battery life varies by configuration and system use.
Combined Hardware/Software SecurityT 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.
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.
Integrated Fingerprint ReaderAccess your password-protected system with a simple swipe of the finger using our convenient built-in fingerprint reader.
Password Management SoftwarePassword Manager lets you store various passwords for safekeeping and easy access, and can be tied into the integrated fingerprint reader.
Intel® Anti-Theft ProtectionThinkPad® 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.
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 WebcamThinkPad notebooks feature an integrated webcam at the top of the display bezel. 720p HD camera with 30 frames-per-second and a low-light sensitivity that provides a great video conference experience. Includes face-tracking, so your image remains crisp and clear and within the frame, even when multitasking.
Multiformat Memory Card ReaderT Series models include an integrated memory card reader, perfect for easily accessing photos and other files stored on a variety of memory card formats.
Voice-Over IP (VOIP)-OptimizedOur 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, and noise-cancelling HD microphones to suppress background sounds, web-conferencing is the next best thing to being face-to-face.
Built-in Solutions & Convenience
SuperSpeed USB 3.0SuperSpeed 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 ToolsAll T Series models 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 SystemThe UltraNav® multi-pointing system 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.
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 indicated by subtle bumps and stripes and can be configured multiple ways through Settings.
UltrabookThe 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 OptionsT 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 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.
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.
Advanced Thermal DesignOwl-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 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.
ENERGY STAR-CompliantAll 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.