Lenovo, the world's third-largest personal computing company formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of IBM's personal computing division, has announced the launch of the ‘lightest, and thinnest convertible’ ThinkPad X41 Tablet in India.
This is the first New ThinkPad to be launched since Lenovo bought the PC division, and is aimed at creating a new alternative in tablet computing without compromises in weight or function.
According to the company, previous tablets required people to choose between a heavy convertible and a lighter tablet slate without a keyboard. But the X41 eliminates the need for this choice as it combines the best of both.
At 3.5 pounds and 1.14-inches, the ThinkPad X41 Tablet is nearly 20 per cent lighter than its closest competitor, according to Lenovo, and the company claims that it delivers the longest standard battery life of any 12-inch convertible tablet.
“The launch of the ThinkPad X41 Tablet marks a significant milestone for the Tablet PC platform and is a well-timed response to the growing demand we’re seeing for Tablet PC functionality,” said Neeraj Sharma, Managing Director, South Asia.
The ThinkPad X41 Tablet will be available in India from July 15, 2005, through select resellers as well as through the Lenovo and IBM websites (www.lenovo.com and www.ibm.com). Prices for the ThinkPad X41 Tablet will range between Rs 110,000 and Rs 132,000, depending on the model.
Equipped with the ThinkPad signature full-size keyboard, the ThinkPad X41 Tablet provides 170-degree viewing and an optional integrated fingerprint reader for enhanced security. The tablet also offers standard anti-reflective and anti-glare coatings to maximise indoor viewability.
A company release stated that the ThinkPad X41 Tablet came equipped with Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005. The new operating system comes with Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technology, which provides an enhanced security infrastructure that helps defend against hackers, viruses, and other security risks, along with increased manageability and control for IT professionals.
The new ThinkPad X41 Tablet is available with the Intel Pentium M Low Volt or Ultra Low Volt processors for longer battery life, Intel 915GM chipset, up to 1.5 GB of PC2-4200 DDR2 memory, and graphics capabilities through the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900.