Lenovo launches laptop with Core i7 and 16GB of RAM – and three other ThinkPads

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T410s

Like I said, Lenovo has kick started their CES press releases, and they have announced four more laptops – the T410, T410s (the image above) and T510 laptops and the W510 mobile workstation – all using Intel Core 2 Duo processors, with the exception of the W510 as it will be using the Core i7 processor.

While the T410s has been said to be designed for full performance in a thin and light package, the T410 and T510 have been designed for mainstream business users seeking full performance; while the W510 has been designed for more graphic-demanding work – and will have a touchscreen, 16GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM, along with an nVIDIA 1GB GPU and the first ThinkPad to use USB 3.0.

The T410, T510 and W510 have a battery life of 22 hours, and will have an option to have 3G connectivity installed. They all will be out in stores from January 7, with the T410 and T510 having a price tag of US$999, while the T410s setting you back US$1,399. The W510 will cost US$1,599.

Full Press Release is below, after the jump.

Built for Business: Lenovo Sharpens ThinkPad Laptop Performance and Productivity

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Lenovo today announced four new ThinkPad PCs – the T410s, T410 and T510 laptops and W510 mobile workstation – to bring higher levels of performance and productivity to business users. The new laptops are based on upcoming Intel® Core™ dual-core processors and equip users with faster multi-tasking performance, more energy efficient performance and greater manageability for IT departments. Beyond powerful processing performance improvements, the new laptops extend individual productivity with never before seen ThinkPad 22 hour battery life on select models, more multitouch screen options and a single wireless broadband solution with the Qualcomm Gobi 2000 module.

“ThinkPad laptops are built for business with the performance, portability and wireless capabilities users need and the manageability, reliability and durability IT departments require,” said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, ThinkPad Business Unit, Lenovo. “These latest enhancements in processing speed, battery life and wireless technologies help users work faster, longer and smarter.”

The T410s provides a thin and light design with full performance for extremely mobile users, while the T410 and T510 are designed for full performance for mainstream business users. The high performance W510 mobile workstation fits the needs of professionals in data and graphics-demanding fields like oil and gas, computer aided design and photography.

Productivity through Performance

The new PCs offer maximum processing performance with a selection of new upcoming Intel® Core™ processors. Combined with upcoming Intel® Core™ vPro technology and Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies’ manageability features, IT departments can remotely manage their PC fleet and deploy power settings, Internet connection profiles and more. Additionally, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology1 on the W510 and T Series laptops automatically and intelligently accelerates performance, dynamically adjusting to the workload to give business users an immediate performance boost when needed.

The new W510 brings mobile workstation performance to a higher level. More powerful than before, the W510 can now support up to 16 GB of memory and quad core processors. The W510 has four memory slots for up to 16GB of high performance 1333 MHz DDR3 memory. It also offers Nvidia’s 1GB GPU and the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors. As the first ThinkPad to offer USB 3.0, users can transfer data quickly reaching speeds up to 10x the performance over USB 2.0.

The T410s now comes with Nvidia switchable graphics with 512 MB of VRAM so users can balance a visually-intense graphics experience with energy efficiency and battery life. The laptops are also certified under Lenovo’s Enhanced Experience program for Windows 7. This means they start up significantly faster than identical configuration, non-optimized PCs. For example, on select Think PCs, Windows 7 starts up to 56 percent faster compared to running Windows XP or Vista and shuts down in as little as five seconds2.

For added convenience, a powered USB port comes on all the new PCs and can be used to charge MP3 players, phones and other devices when the PC is on, on standby or off (if plugged in).

Productivity by Design

The W510 gives users a new kind of power – the power of touch – for a new way to work with an optional multi-finger touch screen. Lenovo includes the SimpleTap application to help make navigating the touchscreen simple. The W510 also has added an optional color calibrator, first debuted in the ThinkPad W700 mobile workstation, to help ensure the most accurate colors on its high gamut full high definition screen.

The new laptops also improve the typing experience with larger Escape and Delete keys. Since Lenovo found users hit the Delete and Escape keys up to 700 times a week on average, the sizes of these keys have been increased starting with the T400s laptop.

Productivity by Mobility

To extend the workday even longer without plugging in, Lenovo offers a new nine cell slice battery on the T410, T510 and W510 laptops for up to 22 hours of battery life3. The laptops also offer optional 3G connectivity leveraging EV-DO and HSPA wireless networks with Qualcomm Gobi 2000™ technology. This module allows businesses to standardize on a single hardware platform that can be deployed globally and accommodate multiple carriers to simplify international deployments.

Pricing and Availability

The ThinkPad T410s, T410, T510 and W510 laptops are available beginning January 7 through business partners and www.lenovo.com. Pricing for models starts approximately at $1,399 for the T410s, $999 for the T410 and T510 and $1,599 for the W510.