Lenovo announced new versions of its ThinkBook 14 and 15 laptops. The new devices are designed for small and medium-sized business users and built with performance and connectivity in mind. They’re scheduled to be available starting November 2019 and priced between $700 and $800. The company is also updating its ThinkBook 13s and 14s laptops, adding 10th-Gen Intel Core processors to improve performance. For more on these updates and the new ThinkBook laptops, here’s a quick rundown.
About the new ThinkBook laptops
Lenovo used insights from current customers to determine the needs and features to be included in this new line. This means that the laptops have been created with modern workplace professionals in mind. More specifically, the devices focus on agile collaboration features and business-grade infrastructure and security.
Basically, today’s professionals are getting younger and more tech-savvy. So the tools they use in their day-to-day operations need to keep up. Workers expect the ability to be productive and enjoy full functionality while working from anywhere, whether it’s their office desk, telecommuting from home, or working during business trips or at co-working spaces. However, businesses are also facing greater cybersecurity risks than ever before. So devices that access sensitive data or company networks need strong security components in place that make it easy for IT professionals to monitor and combat potential issues.
When it comes to performance, the new ThinkBook devices include 10th Gen Intel Core processors that use AI to intelligently adjust to different tasks. They also include PCIe SSD storage and DDR4 memory to handle heavy workloads, along with Intel Optane Memory H10 with solid-state storage. When it comes to speed, the devices offer Gigabit speeds on both wired (RJ45) and optional Intel Wi-Fi 61.
On the security front, the new ThinkBook laptops come with a Smart Power Button that includes a built-in fingerprint reader for one-step unlock and turn on functionality. They also include a ThinkShutter camera shutter for webcam privacy. And ThinkShield components are designed to protect end-users while giving IT easy controls.
To make working and collaborating as easy as possible from anywhere, the laptops come with hidden USB ports, Gen2 USB-C ports for charging mobile devices, and hotkeys for quickly managing Skype for Business calls.
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