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Guest blog by Ryan Freeman, Communications Advisor, Global Services, Internal Communications. The New X1 Carbon is a beautiful contradiction. Uncompromisingly light, weighing only 2.8 pounds, it is virtually indestructible. The lightest 14” Ultrabook in the world has all the power and durability that the modern professional requires. Born from the same stock as aircrafts and racing cars, the X1 Carbon is forged from Carbon Fiber, which weighs less than magnesium and aluminum but is stronger than both. "Lenovo continues to push the boundaries of design and technology as we aspire to create the best products in the market. Our obsession in the pursuit of perfection is evident with these smarter devices designed to enhance the way people interact at home and at work," said Peter Hortensius, SVP and president, Think Business Group, Lenovo. "The ThinkPad X1 Carbon delivers a stunning user experience with the best professional display and new interactive methods and represents another step in our PC plus journey." The X1 products have a reputation for pushing boundaries, both in design and usability, and the new X1 Carbon is no exception. It actually adapts to the way users work thanks to technology which is a whole generation ahead. The New X1 Carbon features the Adaptive Keyboard, which dynamically adjusts based on the software or application being used to highlight the most relevant keys. The new ultrabook also integrates voice and gesture control,...

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The New ThinkPad X1 Carbon

The New ThinkPad X1 Carbon

Lenovo has unleashed the New ThinkPad X1 Carbon – the world’s lightest 14-inch ultrabook. Perfect for business users who want a laptop with high performance technology, mobility and durability, the New ThinkPad X1 Carbon joins Lenovo’s premium business portfolio. Thinner and lighter than the first iteration of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon and weighing just 2.8 pounds, this upgrade offers new technologies including 10-point multi-touch display, voice and gesture control that allow for seamless user interaction, and an Adaptive Keyboard that offers almost twice the number of functions of the original ThinkPad X1 Carbon. The Adaptive Keyboard adjusts based on the software or application being used to highlight the most relevant keys. Enhancing user experience was paramount for Lenovo’s designers when creating the New ThinkPad X1 Carbon which is why we included features like the ColorBurst WQHD 2560x1440 display, providing vibrant images at higher resolutions with even more detail. To maintain this display, the ThinkPad X1 Carbon features a Rapid-Charge battery that lasts up to nine hours while unplugged, and also recharges up to 80 percent in under one hour. For mobility and connectivity, the New ThinkPad X1 Carbon offers BlueTooth 4.0, Near Field Communication (NFC), optional built in 4G capability, and additional USB ports. Taking connectivity and productivity to a higher level, the New ThinkPad X1 Carbon also features OneLink docking...

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Clocks from the design center help keep things synchronized

Clocks from the design center help keep things synchronized

As many of my followers can tell, of late I’ve been conspicuously absent from the blogosphere. It’s nearly been a year since my last post about the ThinkPad Anniversary and an event we hosted at the MoMA. Some people have even speculated that I had died, gone into exile on a deserted island somewhere in the South Pacific, or mysteriously left Lenovo under cover of darkness. Perhaps Mark Twain said it best with his famous quote, “The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The simple reality is that blogging takes significant time, especially if you want to do it right. Lately, I just haven’t had the time required. I’ve been working nearly around the clock on strategic design projects for Lenovo. Over the last year I’ve been to Italy, Germany, Japan, and of course China so many times I’ve lost count. Keeping the design trains running takes a lot of horsepower. Unfortunately, blogging had to take a back seat. I pioneered blogging at Lenovo with its inaugural blog Design Matters. It launched shortly after the landmark acquisition of IBM’s PC business. At first, I was a bit apprehensive about blogging but I quickly discovered that it was a wonderful way to have an interactive dialogue with people and get real-time feedback. It’s also a superb creative outlet for me personally. I like it. Now the time is right...

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Guest blog by Brooks Flynn, Global Marketing Manager, ThinkPad Product Marketing I loathe seeing the “low battery warning” pop-up on any of my devices.  It might as well inform me that there are no outlets within a 10-mile radius of my location, because that always seems to be the way it works for me.  Even with airlines touting new and improved plane amenities, like in-seat power ports, I somehow never seem to get scheduled on those planes.  (In fact, I generally feel like I’m entering a time capsule to the 1970s every time I step on a plane) This situation is why we developed Power Bridge technology on our new line of ThinkPad Ultrabooks.  With a Power Bridge ThinkPad, when that “low battery warning” pop-up rears its ugly head, you can laugh at its menacing appearance and simply pull out another battery from your bag.  “Hold on,” you say…to replace the battery in my laptop I have to shut it down, save all of my work, remember where I was in the movie I was watching, and then restart my computer and open everything back up to where I was.  In that case you say, “The low battery has won,”…but that’s not the case with Power Bridge.  Power Bridge ThinkPads have an internal battery (a sizeable one) so there is no need to shut down the system.  You can swap in a fully charged battery and keep going…right where you were.  Victory at...

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Lenovo INfluencers with Chief Marketing Officer David Roman During IFA 2013

Lenovo INfluencers with Chief Marketing Officer David Roman During IFA 2013

Each year, Lenovo participates in major consumer electronics shows around the world in a big way. This week, we are at IFA in Berlin to unveil some of our latest PC+ devices. To help us get the word out, we took along  several members of the Lenovo Influencer Network (IN) including Andreas Gotthelf. In the post below, Andreas shares his perspective on the events and experiences in his two days at IFA with Lenovo. (Translated from German.) This year’s IFA is simply the most stunning electronics show I have seen yet. I’m one to know that since I went to CES 2013 in January. The press conference on day one was very crowded with over 200 journalists closely listening to Lenovo´s executives. Of the many products introduced, my favorites are both convertibles: the Yoga 2 Pro and ThinkPad Yoga, despite Lenovo announcing  many new offerings in  their product portfolio including smartphones and tablets. The Yoga 2 Pro offers a great screen with amazing  resolution,  the world’s highest  at 3200X1800  pixels (QHD+). Also, it’s thinner and lighter than the previous 13- in Yoga and even has  a backlight keyboard too. Here you see a picture, featuring Nick Reynolds showing our group the new Yoga 2 Pro. But if you are a business user you´ll have different needs than a consumer, like rigidity or docking capability. That’s why Lenovo made the ThinkPad Yoga. The chassis is made of magnesium...

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