Lenovo ThinkPad T440, X240, ThinkVision Monitor Debut
Utilizing 4th generation Intel Core processors, the ThinkPad Ultrabooks can achieve up to 17 hours of battery life and feature hot swap batteries.Computer maker Lenovo announced thinner and lighter additions to its ThinkPad portfolio, including the ThinkPad T440s, T440 and X240 Ultrabook notebooks with 20 percent thinner form factors, a variety of panel options and up to 45 percent larger trackpads with improved click functionality supporting Windows 8 gestures. The ThinkPad T440s will be available starting at the end of October and priced from $1,149, while the ThinkPad T440 will be available starting at the end of October and priced from $899. The ThinkPad X240 will be available at the same time and priced from $1,099, a company release said. Thanks to lower power usage and utilizing 4th generation Intel Core processors, the ThinkPad Ultrabooks can achieve up to 17 hours of battery life, while Power Bridge technology allows users to swap external batteries without powering down their PC. Hardware-based biometric fingerprint security and tamper detection are linked to the Trusted Platform Module that keeps data protected, while lightweight carbon fiber materials increase physical protection and contribute to a lighter and thinner Ultrabook. In addition, the new Ultrabooks include numerous sensors that monitor the system, like a G-sensor to detect shock, thermal sensors to detect and manage heat, voltage sensors to control current and voltage sensors to protect key components.
Sharing many of the same features, the T440s and T440 models offer up to 1 terabyte of local storage or high speed solid state drives (SSD) and the latest generation WiFi and optional 4G WWAN technology. Full HD touch-enabled display is available with the T440s while the T440 includes an HD+ 14-inch screen with optional touch for an improved Windows 8 experience. The T440 can also include an optional integrated smart card reader for enhanced security.