Lenovo Pioneers New Category for Business Computing with Entry Ultraportable ThinkPad Laptop

Introduces VISION Pro Technology from AMD with ThinkPad X100e

Research Triangle Park, NC, (PresseBox) - Lenovo today announced the ThinkPad X100e. The introduction pioneers a new category of PCs for today’s business users that blends professional performance, usability and design with new color options at an extremely affordable price conforming to environmental standards. The X100e also represents the first time Lenovo and AMD have collaborated to offer AMD processors on ThinkPad laptops and to leverage AMD’s VisionPro branding.

“By listening to our customers and observing market trends, we identified an opportunity to create a new type of ultraportable laptop for business users,” said Sam Dusi, vice president, ThinkPad Product Marketing. “Customers asked us for low cost and extreme portability without sacrificing usability or the manageability needed to run a business.”

Click here http://www.youtube.com/... to watch a video introduction to the ThinkPad X100e.


The ThinkPad X100e excels in the areas important to business users with professional-grade features, exceptional usability and outstanding mobility.

- Professional-Grade Features – Equipped with choices of AMD Athlon Neo single and Turion Neo dual core processors¹, the X100e provides strong performance needed for multitasking and running typical office applications. It also has the performance needed to support corporate operating systems like Microsoft Windows 7 Professional. The X100e comes with Lenovo’s ThinkVantage Technologies, hardware-software tools that help customers deploy, manage and maintain their PCs. The laptop features global availability and technical support along with a variety of warranty options.
- Exceptional Usability and Design - Lenovo designed the small and compact X100e to be incredibly comfortable to use. The X100e also brings color to ThinkPad with a new choice of heatwave red in addition to midnight black models. An 11.6 inch high definition display provides ample screen real estate and an ISO full-size spill-resistant keyboard with a multitouch touchpad and Trackpoint make navigation easy. The new contemporary keyboard design features enlarged keys, removal of rarely used keys like System Request and the embedded number pad.
- Outstanding Mobility - The X100e maximizes mobility with models starting under 1.5 kilograms / 3 pounds. For wireless connectivity on the go, the laptop comes with multiple connectivity options including integrated 802.11n WiFi and optional Bluetooth and 3G.

Based on VISION Pro Technology from AMD, the X100e delivers outstanding value and performance on visual productivity applications vital to today’s business.

“The X100e delivers the full promise of VISION Pro Technology from AMD,” said Leslie Sobon, vice president, Product Marketing, AMD. “It delivers the visual experience necessary to leverage most of today’s collaboration tools, strong battery life and unbeatable value, all in a sleek, durable ultrathin laptop. With out-of-the-box support for dual monitors to enable greater productivity, the ThinkPad X100e defines what a commercial ultrathin laptop should be and sets the bar for future products based on VISION Pro Technology from AMD.”

Business-Class Service and Support
Lenovo offers a full portfolio of service and support offerings to protect the ThinkPad X100e and the data on it and also to give IT departments the technical support they need. To keep business productivity high and to protect from unexpected repair costs, ThinkPad Protection cover repairs resulting from accidents, drops and spills. ThinkPlus Priority Support provides 24 x 7 business-class technical support for IT professionals responsible for maintaining these PCs. Lenovo Hard Disk Drive Retention lets customers keep their hard drive in case of damage or failure, ensuring that their data remains safely in their hands.

Pricing and Availability²
The ThinkPad X100e will be available immediately through Lenovo Business Partners and www.lenovo.com. Prices are available upon requests.

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¹AMD dual core processor models available in 1-st quarter 2010.
²Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. 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 Deutschland GmbH

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is dedicated to building exceptionally 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, highquality, secure and easytouse 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 see www.lenovo.com.

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