Lenovo flaunts ThinkPad with 30 hour battery life
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Lenovo has unveiled the latest range of ThinkPads, which includes the T420s - a lightweight notebook with a battery life of up to 30 hours.
The PC maker revealed six models on Tuesday: the T420s, T420, T520, L420, L520 and W520. All come with better power management and voice calling features, with the latter boosted by dual array microphones and keyboard noise-reduction technology.
The highlight of the crop though is the T420s, which has a whopping battery life of 30 hours - achieved of course with an extended battery pack.
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Weighing in at a mere 1.8kg, the T420s has a 1600 x 900 HD display, switchable graphics and a 720p webcam. The company claim it's the first business-class notebook to feature Dolby Home Theatre v4 sound.
Available in the UK in March, the T420 will cost around £1100. ®
Likes... Sanders wants... Sanders loves thinkpads...
Wife beats sanders as he writes and says 5 year old T43 looks brand new and works well...
Sanders needs to find way to divert funds...
But they'll still come with the same requirement to have Windows bundled with it though I bet. I wonder if I'd get away with insisting on a rebate for not accepting the EULA.
Compare 6 month old Dell Inspiron with 2.5 year old T500. T500 a joy to use and used all day nearly every day and travels a lot. Dell stays at home and gets used a bit by family in the evening - not very nice to use (terrible keyboard, terrible trackpad buttons, shiny screen). T500 still works as new. Dell has broken keyboard (so now even worse - no spacebar), rattling DVD drive etc.
I think 'enterpriseness' has a lot to do with being robust and having a keyboard that feels good and lasts.
I have a 2 month old company supplied and fully configured with every option ticked - Core i7 T510, 8GB of RAM, with all the power management stuff turned off (not helpful in my line of work) the battery lasts around 5 hours - which is pretty good considering the performance that is available.
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