Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Lenovo reveals wide ThinkPads, N200 with Santa Rosa

updated 09:30 am EDT, Wed May 9, 2007

Lenovo Santa Rosa

Lenovo this morning contributed its own share to the series of Santa Rosa-based notebooks unveiled today. Two 14-inch notebooks see the performance upgrade and also mark firsts for the company's ThinkPad line: the T61 is the first-ever widescreen T-series at the size, while the mid-range R61 is the first widescreen R-series of any kind. Either system also has a series of improvements to the battery and safety performance, Lenovo says. A new honeycombed shell, dubbed the Top Roll Cage, reduces impact stress by as much as 25 percent to prevent the LCD from shattering in a drop; owners can also count on a more efficient and quieter cooling system as well as Battery Stretch software that draws running time out by an extra 15 percent. Wireless reception has also seen a step upwards.

Performance is similar at the base level, according to the company. Both models start with a 1.8GHz Core 2 Duo, 1GB of RAM, Intel's X3100 video, a 60GB hard drive, and a read-only DVD. Upgrades exist to bring the PCs to the full 2.4GHz of Intel's latest CPUs or DVD rewriters, and a second model of each offers NVIDIA's Quadro NVS140M for workstation-level 3D. Pricing for the titanium-shelled T61 starts at $1,399 while the simpler R61 starts at $1,249. Both should ship within the next several days.

As a final offering tailored for budget users, Lenovo has also refreshed the 15.4-inch N200. Built more for the home, the system sheds the toughened body for added features: the base $1,099 system adds to the ThinkPads' details with a larger 160GB hard drive and a stock DVD burner. A boosted version with 256MB GeForce Go 7300 video and integrated Bluetooth is selling for $1,299 and will ship along with its entry model by the end of May.



By Electronista Staff
Post tools:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Asus Chromebook C300

When Chromebooks hit the market back in 2011, consumers didn't know what to do with them. The low-cost laptops, powered by Google's Ch ...

Plantronics BackBeat Pro Bluetooth headphones

Looking for a pair of headphones that can do everything a user requires is a task that can take some study. Trying to decide on in-ear ...

Lemur BlueDriver

"Oh no, the check engine light is on…again! What one of the hundreds of reasons could it be this time? Probably going to cost a fort ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News