updated 10:35 am EDT, Wed September 5, 2007
ThinkPad Reserve Official
Following its initial announcement earlier in the year, Lenovo today provided final details of its ThinkPad Reserve notebook for globetrotting professionals. The ultraportable notebook still comes in a French leather protective shell but is now set to include three years of Executive Support service; a dedicated agent not only guides the customer through the initial setup but is responsible for the notebook's well-being for the life of the system. On-site support is also promised within four hours when the user travels to 20 countries. Systems can be replaced for free overnight in the event of a complete failure, Lenovo says. Distance support is provided 24x7 over the phone, and online through tapping a dedicated button on the notebook.
Similar to the originally announced specifications, the ThinkPad Reserve represents a high-end version of the 12-inch X61 with a 1.6GHz low-voltage Core 2 Duo that lasts for up to seven hours on a single charge. Cellular broadband is also built-in, as is a 160GB hard disk with hardware encryption of data to prevent theft.
Only 5,000 of the systems will be made with each priced at $5,000. The systems will also be available only in a handful of countries. Residents of Canada, China, France, the UK, the US, and the United Arab Emirates can reserve the notebook now, though the system is likely to be delivered first to executives and others likely to use the full support service.