Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Lenovo China Introduces ThinkPad X230s - The Thinnest And Lightest 12.5" ThinkPad Model

Lenovo ThinkPad X230s is officially launched in the Chinese market, this is not an upgraded version of the ThinkPad X230, it is developed in parallel to provide more options for customers on ultraportable ThinkPad models. China is the first market announces X230s, hope this model will soon be available in other markets, especially in the U.S. And also hope that this product will create a significant hit in the market for Lenovo in a competitive ultraportable line today.

ThinkPad X230s is only 17.7 mm thin and 1.28 kg weigh, exceeding the figure 19mm thin and weigh 1.34 kg the X230 brothers launched last year. X230s screen is equipped with 12.5 "1366 x 768, Intel Core i5-3337U CPU, RAM up to 8GB, 240GB SSD or 1TB HDD. TouchPad factory covers an area of more generous than the X230 (which really is a remarkable community of X230s), the screen edges are made ​​narrower. Function keys (F1, F2, ...) are redesigned to leave a space for the largest possible TouchPad . market price in China's yuan X230s is from 7399, or about 1200 USD.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

[Accessories] - Let Your ThinkPad X Model Become A Real PC With ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3

Expand the function of your ThinkPad X220/X230 Series ultraportable or tablet with the sleek and portable ThinkPad UltraBase Series 3. This simple, quick attach docking solution adds a wide array of expansion capabilities, including an optical drive bay, but it is small enough to carry anywhere.
  • Thinner and lighter design for easy portability – Ideal for use in the office, at home or on the road
  • Ultrabay Slim device bay for optical drive or second hard drive – For a list of compatible options, see
  • Digital and analog video support – VGA monitor port and Display Port – For more information on supported monitor configurations, see
  • Audio capability – Pass through speakers, microphone in, headphone out
  • Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
  • Four USB 2.0 ports
  • System power on button and easy ejection lever
  • Integrated key lock and optional cable lock slot for security
  • Power pass through to fuel your system and recharge the battery – Uses the ThinkPad 65W adapter or ThinkPad 90W adapter, which ship with notebooks and are also available for sale separately

Friday, May 10, 2013

[Announced] - ThinkPad T431s Is Available For You To Order Now

If you're interested in the thinnest, lightest and latest ThinkPad T Series model - ThinkPad T431s, it's available for you to order from now. The price starts at $1,049.00 on Lenovo US.

A brief of ThinkPad T431s
  • Up to 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ processor
  • Up to Windows 8 Pro
  • 14" HD+ (1600x900) Anti-Glare Display
  • Starting at 3.6 lbs
  • Up to 9 hours with integrated 47Wh
  • Up to 1TB HDD or 256GB SSD SATA3
  • Up to 12GB (4 on board + 1 DIMM slot)
  • Dolby® Home Theater® v4
With carbon fiber reinforcement for durability, a newly enhanced keyboard optimized for Windows 8, and introducing the ThinkPad 5-point TrackPad, the T431s Ultrabook™ delivers premium features.
  • Meets the MIL-SPEC 8 standard that validates ruggedness, durability and quality of ThinkPad
  • ThinkPad Precision Keyboard with optional backlight
  • Improved graphic performance with integrated Intel® HD Graphics and Dolby® Home Theater® v4 for improved video and audio performance
  • Intel® vPro™
  • Roll-cage technology, plus a collection of durability features that add extra strength and rigidity to the magnesium bottom shell and carbon fiber top cover
  • Bottom mechanical docking compatible with Lenovo ThinkPad Series 3 Docks
  • Integrated 720p HD webcam with face tracking allows for effective web conferencing and multi-tasking
  • WWAN 3G/4G
  • 30-day standby mode
  • Ports: 2x USB 3.0, mini DisplayPort, VGA, 4-in-1 card reader, optional smart card reader, Ethernet RJ45, 3.5mm combo jack headphone/mic
Order One & Enjoy Life:

Thursday, May 9, 2013

[Memory] - ThinkPad iSeries S30/S31 - Do You Still Keep This Beast?

This machine is specific to Asia Pacific (mainly China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea).

Produced (S31) to commemorate the 10th anniversary of IBM Thinkpads. The cover is piano black, and a mirror surface. Designed in Japan by the Yamato Design lab.

Standard Features
  • Intel Mobile Pentium III 600 MHz CPU
  • Silicon Motion Lynx3DM with 4MB
  • 10.4" TFT display with 1024x768 resolution
  • 128MB PC-100 memory standard
  • 15 or 30GB HDD
  • CDC slot with Modem Daughter Card (MDC)
  • MiniPCI slot with one of the following:
    • 10/100 Intel Ethernet and FireWire combo card
    • 802.11b Wireless LAN card 
  • AC'97 Audio
  • CF Card slot

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

[Memory - Hands On] - ThinkPad X220 - The First 12.5" X Model

Lenovo announced their first 12.4" ThinkPad X model - the ThinkPad X220 on March 2011. If you've never heard of the "ThinkPad" brand name then I'm glad you finally left that cave you've been living in since the mid 1990s. ThinkPads have long been regarded as some of the best business laptops thanks to a trusted combination of cutting-edge performance, solid build quality, excellent keyboards, precision TrackPoints (that red dot in the middle of the keyboard) and fantastic warranty support. The previous generation of 12-inch Thinkpads, the ThinkPad X201, was widely regarded as the best 12-inch business notebook on the market.

Monday, May 6, 2013

[Thinking] - ThinkPad Helix - A Nice Replacement for ThinkPad Tablet 2

On the war of Windows 8 Tablet, Microsoft has a strong point with Surface Pro, a professional one with nice design and good specification, indicate that it's not only a tablet, but also a powerful notebook. On ThinkPad line, Lenovo also joined this competitive market with ThinkPad Tablet 2. In my opinion, ThinkPad Tablet 2 has better design and looks more professional than Surface, but there is a problem when we can only consider it as a tablet or the short life net-book with Atom inside. Lenovo needs to change, and ThinkPad Helix is the answer.
  • Up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor
  • Up to Windows 8 Pro
  • 11.6" 1920 x 1080 IPS display with pen input
  • 1.8 lbs tablet, 3.8 lbs with keyboard

Sunday, May 5, 2013

[Thinking] - Would you like to order a ThinkPad Tablet 2?

Lets see how Lenovo introduces ThinkPad Tablet 2:

The Tablet you've been waiting for
The thin and light design, all-day battery life, always-on connectivity and smooth multitouch convenience consumers expect from tablets. The security, manageability, and compatibility with existing commercial environments IT Managers expect from PCs. The ThinkPad Tablet 2 with up to Windows 8 Pro and full Microsoft Office support redefines your expectations for business and personal computing on the go.

We love the identity, that's a ThinkPad for first look. We also love the build quality that Lenovo applied to ThinkPad Tablet 2. The built-in features and applications are great; and its accessories also look professional.

But we actually care of its configuration:

  • Up to next generation Intel® Atom SoC processor
  • Up to Windows 8 Pro
  • 10.1" multitouch HD display (1366x768 HD)
  • Starting at 1.25 lbs / 565g
  • Up to 10 hours' battery life
  • 64GB eMMC
  • Up to 2GB LPDD2 SDRAM

I never think of buying an Atom one. We want a stronger one, not just for surfing the web or remoting to other PCs. That why we should wait for ThinkPad Helix - the one that promises to combine the performance of a business Ultrabook™ with the mobility of a Windows 8 tablet.

Maybe your thoughts are different, just order one to enjoy:

Saturday, May 4, 2013

[Hands On] - ThinkPad T430s

ThinkPad T430s - Picture by

For Windows users, ThinkPad Laptops are always the good choice, and again ThinkPad T430s confirms that thought. Lenovo still keeps the old design of IBM over 20 years ago for ThinkPad brand and adds to it some improvements. As we see on ThinkPad T430s, the big change is on keyboard design, Lenovo brings its modern keyboard type to all new ThinkPads. User will need a bit time to get familiar with this change, the same story as when Lenovo brought widescreen display to all ThinkPad models.

[Accessories] - Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse - A Beautiful and Professional Stuff

You have a ThinkPad, now you want to find a wireless mouse for fast pointing usage, think about Lenovo Laser Wireless Mouse. This one is really impressing. Your ThinkPad is Black, Red and White, this mouse is too. It's beautiful and the size is fixed for your palm. For every action on it, you can hear a nice solid sound, not too loud, just enough to indicate that you just do somethings. The wheel has 5 functions: scroll up, scroll down, move back, move forward, and open new page, really useful for an internet user. For any moves, the pointer goes smoothly and accurately.

This mouse comes with 2 high-capacity AA battery (in box for most countries), promised for using more than six months. When you open it, you can see a little robot appeared- "a Transformer mouse". The full specs is listed below:
  • Size designed that balances ergonomics with comfort and portability
  • Exclusively contoured for both right and left-handed usage with soft touch finish for all-day use
  • 1600 dpi resolution, Laser sensor
  • Works on most surfaces; no mouse pad required
  • 4-way scroll wheel which also works as button and function can be changed via driver
  • 2.4GHz wireless technology
  • Micro-size USB receiver stores neatly inside the mouse for travel
  • Unique battery compartment with hinge design securely holds and eases battery removal and installation
  • Includes two high-capacity AA battery (in box for most countries)
  • Battery life indicator
... and, ORDER IT NOW

[Memory] - ThinkPad X201s - The Legend Forever

ThinkPad X201s

Being introduced along with ThinkPad X201 on March 2010, X201s truly exceled compared with its brother. Even compared with some current ultraportable notebook at present time, ThinkPad X201s still have a certain position. One of the wonderful features of  X201s is that it's extremely thin and light with only 1.1kg for a configuration with battery 4cell, 1.23kg for 6Cell and 1.39kg for 9cell. The screen resolution is really awesome, 12.1 "WXGA + (1440x 900) LED Display (16:10). X201/X201s is the first model of ThinkPad X equipped TouchPad, and this is one of the best ThinkPad TouchPads ever from IBM time until now, smooth, light and very accurate.

ThinkPad X201/X201s Configuration

For more details of ThinkPad X201s, follow by ThinkPad X201/X201s Datasheet ♬

[Thinking] - Is it Worth to Wait for ThinkPad T431s

ThinkPad T431s

As we know that Lenovo will release a new ThinkPad model - T431s, another ThinkPad Ultrabook on this Spring with the quote:

With carbon fiber reinforcement for durability, a newly enhanced keyboard optimized for Windows 8, and introducing the ThinkPad 5-point TrackPad, the T431s Ultrabook™ delivers premium features.

Look like that there is no new for the configuration. ThinkPad T431s has a common specs as:
  • Up to 3rd Gen Intel® Core™ processor
  • Up to Windows 8 Pro
  • 14" HD+ (1600x900) Anti-Glare Display
  • Starting at 3.6 lbs
  • Up to 9 hours with integrated 47Wh
  • Up to 1TB HDD or 256GB SSD SATA3
  • Up to 12GB (4 on board + 1 DIMM slot)
  • Dolby® Home Theater® v4

It's lighter than T430s (1.63kg vs 1.79kg), but T430 is stronger with Intel Core M Processor and Graphics Card 1GB. Seem that T431s is designed to go with Windows 8. If you love the new design, T431s is nice. But if you need a stronger mobile notebook, T430s is the right choice.

More details for T431s:

[Leak] - ThinkPad X230s or X231s explained - Brief Review

Some time ago i wrote article about Lenovo’s new ThinkPads that they will release in year 2013, more specifically i mentioned about the new ThinkPad X231s, X240 and X241s. Thanks to the effort of IBMThink whom have been providing the ThinkPad enthusiasts with oddles of useful information on a series of new ThinkPads that are about to be released. Recently, IBMThink released some information about the new ThinkPad X230s, which purportedly is a China only model.