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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.
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 8Beautiful, fast, fluid. Windows 8 has been reimagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, and stuff, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing.
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, move effortlessly between applications, and collaborate wirelessly in a high quality videoconference — 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.
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.
AMD Vision Pro TechnologyAMD 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%.
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.
Integrated Intel® HD GraphicsX Series models with Intel® HD graphics feature greater levels of visual experiences and performance for popular applications and games without the need for additional discrete graphics hardware.
10-Finger Touch DisplayOptimized 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.
Stunning Displays 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. Most models include HD+ and our New X1 Carbon features a ThinkPad ColorBurst Display (WQHD, 2560 x 1440) anti-smudge with IPS.
Roll-Cage TechnologyThinkPad 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.
ThinkVantage Rescue and RecoveryAll 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.
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.Note that New X1 Carbon includes SSD, so no need for traditional hard drive protection.
Intel® vPro™ TechnologyIntel® 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.
Integrated Fingerprint ReaderAccess your password-protected system with a simple swipe of the finger using our convenient built-in fingerprint reader.
Pre-Boot Password & BIOS Port LockThis 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.
Password Management SoftwarePassword Manager lets you store various passwords for safekeeping and easy access, and can be tied into the integrated fingerprint reader.
MIL-SPEC Testing for DurabilityThinkPads 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.
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.
Adaptive Keyboard That Automatically Changes With YouThe New X1 Carbon includes an Adaptive Keyboard, a uniquely intuitive experience that automatically updates the function key row depending on the application you're using. The keyboard interface is simplified (giving you fewer rows to deal with), and your experience is streamlined, providing you with the commands you need when you need them. Includes optional backlighting.
Backlit ThinkPad Precision KeyboardThinkPad 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.
Multitouch TouchpadWindows 8 and 8.1 gestures built into touchpad. Use simple one- and two-finger gestures to zoom in and out, rotate images, and scroll — right from the touchpad. The X1 Carbon models feature gorgeous glass touchpad, which improves ease of use and adds visual style.
Long Battery-Life for All-Day ComputingGet all-day computing on ThinkPad X Series models with up to 9 hours on the New X1 Carbon and 8.2 hours on the X1 Carbon Gen 1.
*Battery life varies by configuration and system use.
Lenovo RapidCharge BatteryRapidCharge 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.
Battery StretchPower Manager lets you make temporary selections in extreme situations to extend battery life beyond what your regular Power Manager settings might produce.
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. 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.
Industry-Leading Connectivity OptionsThinkPad X Series models feature the latest in wireless connectivity, including blazing fast 802.11n MIMO WiFi, and (optional) Bluetooth®.
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. 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.
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. *Requires WWAN module.
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.
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 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.
Recyclable PackagingThinkPad laptops are packaged in a high level of recyclable material as part of Lenovo's commitment to environmental responsibility.
External Design & Form Factor
Stylish Colors and TexturesAssorted textures and patterns, vibrant colors, and unique design touches provide a modern appeal for those who want to make a visual statement. The X140e and X131e come in a choice of Midnight Black and Heatwave Red.
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!
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.