Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop, combining the thin, light and performance benefits of its predecessor – the X1 - with double the battery life of up to 10 hours1, via the hybrid’s Instant Media Mode, which is powered by a second processor and operating system. Lenovo also announced today the ThinkPad T430u ultrabook, the company’s first business ultrabook giving professionals exceptionally thin and light design without sacrificing performance and productivity.
“The ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and T430u ultrabook represent the next generation in thin and light computing,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, ThinkPad Business Unit, Lenovo. “From small businesses that literally live their business on the road to corporate professionals working in a managed environment, these new crossover laptops fundamentally change the way people think about mobile computing technology.”
Instant Media Mode – Double Battery Life, Instantly The hybrid doubles as a second PC thanks to its battery-stretching Instant Media Mode (IMM). IMM includes a Qualcomm dual core processor, up to 16 GB of memory and a custom Linux-based operating system. To switch to IMM from Windows, users simply click on an icon on the laptop’s home screen. With IMM, the laptop operates much like a smartphone, remaining turned on and requiring fewer charging sessions.
Via IMM, users can watch videos, view photos, listen to music and browse the web while preserving precious battery life. Pioneered by ThinkPad, the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop also includes Rapid Charge2, technology that charges the battery up to 80 per cent in just 30 minutes.
The ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop and ThinkPad T430u ultrabook will be available starting in Q2 2012 and Q3 2012 respectively, through business partners and online at www.lenovo.com. Pricing for models starts at approximately US $1,599 and $849, respectively.