Lenovo unveils five new ThinkPads at IFA 2013

As part of their IFA 2013 announcements, Lenovo have today teased a new set of five ThinkPads to be released and refreshed.

The first on the list is the 14 inch T440s, which has been upgraded to a new fourth generation Haswell processor, as well as the option of a Nvidia GeForce GTT 730M GPU, but more or less a similar design to the previous model, still featuring up to 12GB of RAM and either a 1TB HDD or a 512GB SSD. The T440s now also goes up to 1080p resolution and will be offered in touchscreen and normal configurations, instead of the 1600 x 900 for the T440.

Lenovo ThinkPad X240

Next up is the X240 which is the replacement for the previously announced X230, which now features the same buttonless trackpad and latchless lid as the T440 and T440s, alongside a drop hinge that allows the laptop to fold back 180 degrees, and to finish it off the X240 also has a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and will be offered in touch and non-touch options.

Lenovo ThinkPad S540

Next up is the S440 and the S560, which both feature magnesium alloy lids and chamfered edges, with a more premium design to that of other plastic laptops in the range. There’s also a new Haswell processor in-built, with touch and non-touch options offered for both laptops, as well as support for the OneLink dock, which allows you to access ports and the power cable from a single cable into your laptop.

The only real difference between the two in terms of design is the 15 inch version also includes a numpad, add that the S440 tops out at 1600 x 900 resolution, with 8GB of RAM, 500GB of storage and a 6 hour battery life, whereas the S540 packs a resolution up to 1080p, with 16GB of RAM, 1TB of storage and a 9 hour battery life, both can also be upgraded with a 256GB SSD and an AMD Radeon HD 8670M GPU.

In terms of pricing and availability, the T440s will be available from $1,149, the T440 will start at $899 and the X240 will be $1,099, all available from October, however details for the S440 and the S540 are yet to be revealed.


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