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Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

Dennis Hissink
CES report
Monday 11th, January 2010
Posted by: Dennis Hissink

Lenovo announce the ThinkPad X100e, the company’s first professional-grade ultraportable laptop starting below $500. The introduction pioneers a new category of PCs for today’s business users that blends professional performance, usability and design with new color options, such as Heatwave Red, at an extremely affordable price. The Lenovo X100e also represents the first time Lenovo and AMD have collaborated to offer AMD processors on Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and to leverage AMD’s VisionPro branding. The ThinkPad X100e excels in the areas important to business users with professional-grade features, exceptional usability and outstanding mobility.

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e ultraportable laptop for business users
“By listening to our customers, we identified an opportunity to create a new type of ultraportable laptop for business users,” said Sam Dusi, vice president, ThinkPad Product Marketing. “Customers asked us for low cost and extreme portability without sacrificing usability or the manageability needed to run a business. By expanding the ultraportable ThinkPad X Series to reach prices under $500, the X100e delivers on all counts.”

Lenovo ThinkPad laptop processors
Equipped with choices of AMD Athlon Neo single and dual core processors and Turion dual core processors, the X100e provides strong performance needed for multitasking and running typical office applications. It also has the performance needed to support corporate operating systems like Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. The Lenovo ThinkPad laptop comes with Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies, hardware-software tools that help customers deploy, manage and maintain their PCs. The laptop features global availability and technical support along with a variety of warranty options.

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Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

Lenovo laptop keyboard with multitouch touchpad
Lenovo designed the small and compact ThinkPad X100e laptop to be incredibly comfortable to use. An 11.6 inch high definition display provides ample screen real estate, and an ISO full-size keyboard with a multitouch touchpad and Trackpoint make navigation easy. The new contemporary keyboard design features enlarged keys, removal of rarely used keys like System Request and the embedded number pad. The Lenovo X100e also brings color to ThinkPad with a new choice of Heatwave Red in addition to Midnight Black models. The Lenovo Thinkpad laptops maximize mobility with models starting under three pounds. For wireless connectivity on the go, the laptop comes with 802.11n WiFi and optional Bluetooth and 3G. Based on VISION Pro Technology from AMD, the X100e delivers outstanding value and performance on visual productivity applications vital to today’s business.

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

Lenovo X100E laptop incorporates VISION Pro Technology
"The Lenovo Thinkpad laptop delivers the full promise of VISION Pro Technology from AMD," said Leslie Sobon, vice president, Product Marketing, AMD. "It delivers the visual experience necessary to leverage most of today’s collaboration tools, strong battery life and unbeatable value, all in a sleek, durable ultrathin laptop. With out-of-the-box support for dual monitors to enable greater productivity, the ThinkPad X100e defines what a commercial ultrathin laptop should be and sets the bar for future products based on VISION Pro Technology from AMD."

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

Lenovo business-class service and support
Lenovo offers a full portfolio of service and support offerings to protect the ThinkPad X100e and the data on it and also to give IT departments the technical support they need. To keep business productivity high and to protect from unexpected repair costs, ThinkPad Protection cover repairs resulting from accidents, drops and spills. ThinkPlus Priority Support provides 24x7 business-class technical support for IT professionals responsible for maintaining these PCs. Lenovo Hard Disk Drive Retention lets customers keep their hard drive in case of damage or failure, ensuring that their data remains safely in their hands.

Lenovo ThinkPad X100E laptop price & availability
The Lenovo ThinkPad X100e will be available starting January 5 through Lenovo business partners and the website of Lenovo with models starting at $449.

Lenovo ThinkPad X100e

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