On the occasion of IFA 2013, Lenovo has showcased a rich lineup of new products, including five new ThinkPad T440s, T440, X240 S440 and S540 models and Yoga 2 Pro, which are designed to add power to an excellent portability and cover every segment of the market.
In common, all ThinkPad models have introduced a slimmer form factor of 20% compared to current ultrabooks in the same series on the market. They are also equipped with the new and very accurate ThinkPad keyboard and a large trackpad that supports multi-touch gesture of Windows 8. In addition, the battery life stands up to 17 hours in a row.
ThinkPad T440s and T440 are 21 mm thin, boast a 14-inch Full HD display, storage up to 1TB (or alternatively SSD) and support for the latest standard Wi-Fi and 4G WWAN. Both solutions come equipped with a fourth-generation Intel Core processor and a choice to opt for a touch panel. T440s will be available by the end of October for a base price of $1,149 dollars, while the T440 will cost $899.
ThinkPad X240 is even more portable than the other two systems and comes with a 12.5-inch HD display with optional touchscreen at different screen resolutions up to 1920×1080 pixels and has only 0.79 inches thickness. ThinkPad X240 replaces the current X230 model and will be priced from $1,099.
Now, let’s talk about the cheapest ultrabooks: ThinkPad S440 and S540. The S540 model has a 15.6-inch Full HD display, a separate numeric keypad, up to 16GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive, while the S440 model has a 14-inch panel with a resolution of 1600×900 pixels, up to 8GB of RAM, 500 GB of storage. ThinkPad S440 and S540 cost 649 and 699 euros, respectively.
Finally, move on to the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro, the successor of Yoga is 10% lighter (1.39 kg in total) and features a 13.3-inch screen with Quad HD+ resolution or 3200×1800 pixels. The technical specifications include the fourth generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of SSD storage and a battery that can provide about nine hours of use.
Other features include a 720p webcam, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0, Intel HD graphics and Dolby Home Theater v4. The uniqueness of this device lies in the display that can be rotated 360 degrees, so it can be used as an ultrabook and as a tablet. Yoga Pro 2 will run on Windows 8.1 and will arrive in stores in October for $1,099.