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ThinkPad Yoga Dons Black and Business-Ready Features Fom the original bento box inspired design, to the butterfly keboard on the ThinkPad 701 from 1995, to the twist of a screen on the ThinkPad Twist, along with the introduction of the sleek X1, and now the ThinkPad Yoga-- history continues to be made as the ThinkPad knows no limits. The new ThinkPad Yoga borrows the flip and fold, four mode design from the original Lenovo Yoga to create its own space for business customers with its performance, security and productivity features as well as customization options. The 12.5-inch magnesium alloy ThinkPad Yoga offers a stunning visual and intensive multimedia experience starting with choices of a Corning Gorilla Glass HD IPS or a FHD IPS display (optional digitizer and pen available for the FHD display) running Windows 8.1. For a responsive touch experience, use its 10-finger touch screen running Windows 8.1 or its oversized five-button glass trackpad optimized for gestures. Designed for maximum comfort in all modes, the ThinkPad Yoga features a unique lift and lock system created for tablet mode. The system automatically lifts and locks the keys on the machine’s keyboard in place for a streamlined feel. Additionally, ThinkPad Yoga features the legendary ThinkPad keyboard with optional backlit models and models with Near Field Communications (NFC) to easily share data between devices. The ThinkPad Yoga has the key performance technologies...

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Fashion models are ultra-thin, stylish, and seem to float on the catwalk.  Lenovo’s new design-conscious ThinkPad S531 is ultra-thin and features bevelled edges that create the illusion that the laptop is floating over a desk. Given everything that models and Lenovo’s latest have in common, it was a match made in heaven to introduce the S531 at London Fashion Week in conjunction with the men’s collection of Chinese designer Xander Zhou. Optimized for Windows 8 and aimed at the small business market, the ThinkPad S531 offers 15 percent faster processor speed than previous generations. As our first 15-inch ThinkPad Ultrabook, the machine is ideal for those who want a combination of design and substance, offering exceptional performance for work and a stylish, uncluttered design that makes a strong fashion statement.   “The progressive design of our ThinkPad S531 will help small businesses impress their customers. We pack a punch behind that style, however, as we are committed to delivering genuine substance with improved performance, battery life and legendary ThinkPad reliability,” said Vincent Fauquenot, VP Products and Channels, Lenovo EMEA. “The ThinkPad S531 offers an intuitive Windows 8 experience with the power needed to accelerate productivity.” The S531 is one of the first ThinkPads to feature Lenovo OneLink technology, which allows users to connect to the ThinkPad OneLink Dock, offering a...

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After two weeks on the road, exhibiting at PLM World in Dallas, TX and then PTC Live in Anaheim, CA, our staff and workstations have all made it back to their respective homes. Both of the events proved to be an excellent opportunity for connecting with prospects in a variety of industries. We showed off the latest and greatest in the world of Lenovo ThinkStation workstations, displaying the full product family while highlighting the ThinkStation S30 and ThinkVision 30” monitor. These products especially impressed users with their performance and clarity with CAD applications. Thanks to a well branded tradeshow booth and a high level of visibility through our show sponsorships, Lenovo further solidified our strong presence in the Manufacturing and AEC markets.   Booth traffic was steady each day. Several visitors stopped by with follow up questions and comments after the “Tips and Tricks for Selecting the Right Workstation” session presented by Tom Salomone, ThinkStation Vertical Marketing Manager.  At no surprise to the team, the remote workstation demo was a hit with attendees, even garnering attention from multiple media groups. The demo, using a ThinkStation D30 and ThinkPad Tablet 2 showcased virtual use of Simens NX and PTC Creo applications (at the respective events). Our team received positive feedback on the demo, specifically related to the favorable feedback time and ease of use. Naturally, no show is complete without...

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ThinkPad Tablet 2

ThinkPad Tablet 2

Following on from our third article, "Developers on ThinkPad Tablet 2: User Experience/Hardware", we once again speak directly with the developers. In this fourth article, we focus on the software development directly affecting the user experience. We interviewed two engineers from the software department: one who worked on device drivers for the legendary 700C digitizer pen model and the 750T, in addition to APS (Active Protection System) development, and another who was temporarily posted to Microsoft, and has experience with BIOS development and development of the original Tablet.   - What are your thoughts now that software development for the Tablet 2 is over? Yomo: Though I say it myself, the fact we completed it feels like a miracle (LOL)... With software development for a regular product, you can usually get things working and carry out tests smoothly about three months into development, but it took a long time to get off the ground with the Tablet 2. It really came down to the wire in the end. Maruichi: Developing new BIOS, OS, and ThinkVantage software from scratch for a product was a new experience for us. In the past we've always had a base to work from for at least one of these, and when a problem arose during development we could rule out this stable base to identify the cause of the problem more easily. However, this time we had to build...

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Jin Li, one of our well known Lenovo advocates, reveals why he collects ThinkPads

Jin Li, one of our well known Lenovo advocates, reveals why he collects ThinkPads

My name is Jin Li (@lead_org); I am a Lenovo Insider (Lenovo brand advocate), Lenovo Community Advocate, Microsoft MVP, blogger, and a serious ThinkPad addict! I currently own more than 60 ThinkPads, and my collection is growing. So, why do I have so many ThinkPad laptops? I love ThinkPad, and I love the whole user experience associated with owning a ThinkPad. There is nothing quite as satisfying as owning a ThinkPad, servicing it, and upgrading it so that it will still function in a decade’s time when other laptops have gone into the eWaste recycling bin. I sometimes feel that ThinkPad is more than an inanimate object that you simply use then throw out, but rather it is an embodiment of human knowledge and cultures, which every owner should treasure. ThinkPad represents everything that is great about mankind, and how we can translate our culture and thinking into great functional design, which other people could equally appreciate (or discover). By collecting ThinkPads, I can discover and learn about the cultural and design evolution of a great brand, and how it changes overtime. At the same time, I can also marvel at how ingenious ThinkPad designers are, to allow the original ThinkPad design elements to remain identifiable in products 20 years after its release. One could say that ThinkPad brand has the greatest brand pedigree! Jin Li has...

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