Lenovo unveils ThinkPad X1 Hybrid and Ultrabook
The ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop is a 13.3″ laptop that features a battery-saving Instant Media Mode (IMM) for simple media tasks and Web surfing. When IMM is activated, the laptop switches over to a separate Qualcomm dual core processor and a Linux-based operating system with up to 16GB of memory. Using IMM extends the battery life and gives the X1 Hybrid similar functionality to a smartphone.
When in normal mode, the laptop features a choice of Intel Core i3, i5, or i7 processors, optional mobile broadband, Gorilla Glass, HD Web camera, HDMI port, and Intel Wireless Display Technology. Other features include Intel vPro security, encrypted hard drive with remote management, and fingerprint reader.
The X1 Hybrid is thin at 0.6 inches (15 mm) and weighs less than four pounds (1.8 kg).
Lenovo also announced the ThinkPad T430u, its entry into the lightweight and slim profile ultrabook market. The new 14″ business-focused ultrabook is .8″ (20 mm) thick and weighs 4 lbs. (1.8 kg). Features include choice of Intel Core processors and Intel integrated or Nvidia graphics, SSD storage or up to 1 TB of hard drive storage, and up to six hours of batter life.