ThinkPad X60 Tablet PC
our review here)
Lenovo Puts A New Spin On The ThinkPad Tablet PC: View Rotates To User.
Screen Legible Outdoors. Controllable With A Fingertip.
Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad
X60 Tablet, a new convertible tablet PC marking a technology trifecta
for innovation, portability and performance -- with two new screen
choices and other innovative Lenovo features, such as dynamic screen
rotation. Lenovo is the only PC maker in the 12-inch screen class of
notebook PCs to offer the new, combined MultiView/MultiTouch screen
features in a convertible tablet PC, giving users the power to compute
more naturally, whether working in the field or in the office.
The Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet’s new
12-inch MultiView indoor/outdoor, anti-reflective/anti-glare display,
dramatically helps increase viewability in multiple environments. This
screen choice comes combined with the new MultiTouch feature that allows
users to move the cursor with their pen or finger, making interaction
with the ThinkPad Tablet PC a natural fit.
The MultiView/MultiTouch screen
combination along with the ThinkPad X60 Tablet’s standard 170 degree
viewing angle provides excellent portability and usability for the
healthcare professional recording patient information in a hospital, the
real estate agent taking notes in a home or the sports coach reviewing
statistics at a game. The ThinkPad X60 Tablet also gives users sharp,
crisp images with more vibrant color when they choose to add a new,
high-resolution SXGA+ screen.
According to IDC1,
convertible tablet PC unit shipments will reach more than one million
this year and more than four million by 2010, which means that more
industries today are relying on tablet PCs. For Lenovo, tablet customers
have included more and more mobile professionals in fields such as
healthcare, insurance, real estate, government, education and sales.
recent campus-wide survey revealed that over 90 percent of the student
body believes that computer technology enhances his or her learning
experience,” said Philip Lombardi, director of academic computing and
media services at Bryant University. “Of the students surveyed, we
discovered that more students would prefer to use a tablet over a
traditional notebook PC because of its light weight and ease of use in
taking notes. In the past year, a group of first year psychology majors
have been using Lenovo Tablet PCs to administer surveys and collect data
as part of a pilot program. Our goal is to extend this technology to
more students in various majors to provide them with a PC solution that
best complements their academic experience.”
The ThinkPad X60 Tablets come
equipped with Lenovo’s patent-pending Active Rotate function. With
Active Rotate, the screen immediately orients to the user, no matter
which direction it turns. The ThinkPad X60 Tablet’s design also focuses
on improving more traditional tablet features like navigational tools
and the pen. Now a redesigned navigational dial lets users move easily
in four directions, and it even remaps keys so “up” is always “up” as
the user changes orientation with Active Rotate. Also, a new, more
natural and durable pen resumes from suspend mode automatically when a
user removes it from its cradle. An enhanced digital microphone
repositioned on the front bezel enables accurate voice recognition and
rounds out the ThinkPad X60 Tablet’s sensory improvements.
Lenovo ThinkPad X60 Tablet PC marries the best aspects of notebooks and
pen-based devices,” said Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, Notebook
Business Unit, Lenovo. “With new screen options, hardware capabilities and an
improved sensory experience interacting with the tablet, the new Lenovo ThinkPad
X60 Tablet is packed with the innovation our customers want.”
The ThinkPad X60 Tablet’s design also
includes greater performance with more memory, a larger hard drive and longer
battery life than Lenovo’s previous Tablet PC. The ThinkPad X60 Tablet also
prepares people for the next generation of wireless connectivity with select
models offering 802.11n technology2 as well as an embedded WWAN
card. ThinkPad X60 Tablet users are also ready for the next operating system
with many ThinkPad X60 Tablet models shipped Windows VistaTM Capable
and some VistaTM Premium Ready.
Pricing and availability3
Pricing for the X60 Tablet starts at $1,799. The
X60 Tablet will be available for shipping in early December with select models
available immediately for pre-ordering.
Worldwide PC Client Form Factor 2006-2010 Forecast, Doc# 202267, July 2006.
The IEEE 802.11n specification has not been finalized and is currently in draft
release. The ThinkPad 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Mini-PCI Express Adapters are
based on the Draft Release, Version 1.0, of the IEEE 802.11n specification. An
adapter with 11a/b, 11a/b/g, or 11a/b/g/n can communicate on any of its
supported formats; the actual connection will be based on the access point to
which it connects.
do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice.
Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All
offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product
offerings and specifications at any time without notice.
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building the world's best
engineered personal computers. Lenovo's business model is built on innovation,
operational efficiency and customer satisfaction as well as a focus on
investment in emerging markets. Formed by Lenovo Group's acquisition of the
former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and
markets reliable high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and
services worldwide. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing,
Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information,
Performance features are
loaded into ThinkPad X41 Tablet notebooks. Designed as part of the
industry-leading X40 Series, the ThinkPad X41 Tablet is the smallest and
lightest 12” convertible tablet, for the ultimate mobility in a choice
of versatile ultraportables. This model has the ability to function both
as a tablet and an ultraportable notebook, providing the flexibility to
take handwritten notes directly on the screen with the Tablet Digitizer
Pen. Starting at only 3.5 lb.2,
the Tablet also features up to 6.3 hours6
of battery life, providing the longest standard battery life of any 12”
convertible tablet (select models). Impressive features — including the
Intel® Pentium® M processor on select models, a full-size keyboard11,
Intel 915GM Express Chipset, PCI Express Integrated Graphics, one Secure
Digital card slot, and one PC Card slot — give you outstanding
performance in a small and light convertible Tablet.
It delivers the longest standard battery life of any
12"convertible tablet —up to 6.3 hours of
Write on the screen or type usingthe legendary ThinkPad keyboard.
With a full complement of ports and slots,this tablet
has the flexibility you need.
Share common accessories and docking solutions with
ThinkPad X40 and X41 notebooks.
Introducing the smallest and lightest 12"convertible
It starts at only 28.96mm 1 (1.14") and 1.61kg 2 (3.5
Integrated Fingerprint Reader and Embedded Security
Subsystem on select models combine to create the most secure tablet
available. No other manufacturer offers stronger security as a standard
It shares a compatible software image with select ThinkPad ® X41,
T43,and R52 models, helping make
rollouts and integration painless.
The ThinkPad X41 Tablet provides full tablet and
notebook functionality without sacrificing battery life,
keyboard,portability,docking, accessories or screen size.
Select ThinkPad X41 Tablets feature an Integrated
Fingerprint Reader that can combine with Password
Manager and the ThinkVantage ™ Embedded Security Subsystem to
authenticate with a fingerprint and a single password instead of
multiple passwords. Administrators can also take advantage of the Reader
to implement strong security policies and to help users more easily meet
ongoing password requirements.
Security software is preloaded for more out-of-the-box
convenience. To help decrease expenses, look
inside for ThinkVantage Technologies and ThinkVantage Design elements.
You ’ll see how to work more confidently and efficiently —and gain more
time to focus on strategic goals.
Tablet specifications - Machine types 1866,1867,1869
Processor 9 (Processor speed,
Technology,Level 2 cache)
|Intel ® Centrino ® Intel Pentium ® Windows
®(1.5GHz,90nm technology,2MB L2 cache)
or Intel Pentium M Processor ULV 753 (1.2GHz,Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG
Network Connections 802.11b /g or Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network
Connection 802.11a /b /g
||Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005
||12.1"Super-Wide Angle FFS XGA TFT (1024 x 768),180
|Hard disk drive
||20GB,30GB,40GB or 60GB 4200rpm
|Memory (std /max)
||256MB or 512MB/1536MB max PC2-4200 /533MHz (Runs at
||8X Max 14 DVD,DVD/CD-RW Combo or
DVD-RW/CD-RW (ThinkPad X4 Dock required, sold separately)
||Up to 128MB of Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
Intel 802.11b /g
ThinkPad 11b /g or Intel 802.11a /b /g
|Li-Ion battery life
||2.6 hrs (4-cell) up to 6.3 hrs (8-cell)
5.0 hrs (4-cell) up to 8.5 hrs (8-cell)
||3 USB 2.0 (1 Powered USB 2.0);Infrared;expansion bus
(for optional ThinkPad
X4 Dock or ThinkPad X41 Series Extended Life Battery);External display; AC adapter;RJ-11;RJ-45;audio:headphone /line-out,
||1 Type I or 1 Type II PC Card slot with USB
ExpressCard support via adapter, 1 Secure Digital Card
||Ergonomic keyboard (87 keys,18.5mm vertical stroke
and 18.2mm horizontal key pitch) with palm rest, TrackPoint ® Internet
Scroll Bar 6, intuitive volume control and Blue button
||274 mm x 242 mm x 29-32 mm (4-cell)
274 mm x 266 mm x 29-32 mm (8-cell)
||1.61 kg /3.5 lb (4-cell)or 1.84 kg /4.0 lb (8-cell)
||Optional ThinkPad X4 Dock
||3-year or 1-year system/1-year battery