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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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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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