Lenovo unveiled five new ThinkPads, their brand of PC known for durability and efficiency, that will cater to the local SMEs and SOHOs.
The new ThinkPads, belonging to the 9th generation platform ThinkPads, feature upgrades on portability, enterprise-level security, and power.
The new ThinkPads lineup includes the 14-inch Lenovo T490, the most powerful among the lineup as it combines the power of Intel Core processors (Intel Core i5-8265U processor), NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics, 512 GB SSD storage, and high memory capacity of 8 GB DDR4 which can be upped to 48 GB DDR4RAM.
The ThinkPad X390, intended for use by mobile work force, features thin form factor—it is only 16.5mm thin, weighs only 1.22kg/2.68lbs, and has a hinge that tilts to 180° max. It has a battery life of up to 17.6 hours with a Rapid Charge feature.
The L390 is has a full-HD 13.3-inch touchscreen display that allows for more interactivity when dealing with complex datasets at work.
Completing the lineup are the E490 and E490s devices, which pack a punch despite being entry level ThinkPads.
The E490’s Intel Optane Memory capability, optional two SODIMM, and optional dual-drive storage provides faster performance, while the E490s’ Discrete AMD Radeon 540X graphics with 2GB VRAM and up to 32GB DDR4 2400MHz SODIMM memory makes work a breeze.
For an even more boost in power, Lenovo equipped the ThinkPads with 8th Generation Intel Core processors with an astounding 40% leap in productivity performance over its predecessor.
The new ThinkPads also allow users to easily connect the device with their favorite peripherals as they come with an array of ports including USB 3.1 Gen1, USB Type-C, HDMI, and Thunderbolt.
Enterprise-level security is also assured within the new ThinkPads, with the T490 and X390 coming out with ThinkShield, a suite of security solutions that offer comprehensive end-to-end security. The E490, E490s, and L390, meanwhile, include a discrete dTPM 2.0 chip that encrypts data, in addition to the ThinkShutter camera cover.
According to Ngan, Lenovo Philippines country manager, these new ThinkPads are in line with the company’s moves to strengthen its position as the global leader in PC development and as a provider of innovative commercial and enterprise technology.
Lenovo is hoping that the new devices will sustain the company’s growth in the commercial PC market, wherein Lenovo claimed the top spot in worldwide commercial PC shipments during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2018-2019, with 34% year-on-year growth.
“We drive innovation that exceeds expectations as we have strengthened our position as the number one player in the PC market and maintain this by persistently evolving our offerings. For the ThinkPad specifically, we will continue to explore new opportunities and technologies for employees in the intelligent workspace,” said Ngan.
Lenovo also introduced ThinkVision displays—M14 and S24e-10—intended for business use.
The M14 is a mobile monitor designed for those who want to bring an extra display with them as it only weighs a mere 1.3 pounds. It also has two USB Type-C ports to make connectivity to various devices effortless. The S24-10, on the other hand, is designed to project clear and crisp presentations at the office with its 23.8” near-edgeless panel full-HD 1920×1080 VA monitor.
Both ThinkVision displays are integrated with blue light technology to prevent eye strain. This assures users of vibrant colors on a bright screen in relative comfort for long periods.
Suggested retail prices of the new ThinkPads and ThinkVision products are the following: ThinkPad X390, P77,990; ThinkPad T490, P73,990; ThinkPad L390, P69,990; ThinkPad E490S, P57,990; ThinkPad E490, P43,990; ThinVision M14, P13,990; and ThinkVision S24E-10, P8,990.