Lenovo PH intros ThinkPads powered by Intel’s Kaby Lake chip

By Edd K. Usman

Chinese PC maker Lenovo has introduced in the Philippines its new ThinkPad series powered by Intel’s latest 7th-generation Kaby Lake processor.

Lenovo PH product manager Francis Judan speaks during the launch of new Kaby Lake-powered ThinkPad laptops

Lenovo PH product manager Francis Judan speaks during the launch of new Kaby Lake-powered ThinkPad laptops

The new laptops are the ThinkPad E470 (P36,990), ThinkPad T470 (P62,990), ThinkPad X270 (P89,990), and the ThinkStation P410 (P87,990).

Francis Judan, product manager of Lenovo Philippines, also unveiled two other devices: the Lenovo V310 (starting at P35,990) and the Lenovo Miix 510 (P47,990).

The ThinkPad E470 and V310, which are now available in the local market, are aimed at individuals or small and medium enterprises (SMEs) looking for a new work machine with an eye for “durability, robustness, design, and overall performance”.

The rest of the lineup will be made available in the market on April. “What we launched now are on the notebooks. Next we will have ThinkPad desktop,” said Judan.

Lenovo Philippines country manager Michael Ngan said the new ThinkPad lineup is ideal for today’s working class who are always mobile. “Our work methods are faster than ever. Workplaces are being reconfigured to encourage greater collaboration as more and more employees become mobile,” he pointed out.

Ngan noted the importance of being flexible and agile which are requisites in striving in today’s digitized world. “The new ThinkPads were developed with that in mind.”

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The company said the new lineup has new features including support for Microsoft Precision TouchPad. For security, the new ThinkPad supports Windows Hello for facial recognition log-in and biometric fingerprint sensor.

The ThinkPad models with Windows 10 also come pre-loaded with an optimized Microsoft Signature image to ensure a clean and fast system, right out of the box, the company said.

The ThinkPad models carry Intel’s 7th-generation Kaby Lake processor that is said to increase the features pf the laptops further owing to its “faster processing, higher clock speed, improved graphics performance, and a more efficient architecture.”

Kaby Lake has Hyper-Threading characteristics that allow for more efficient multi-tasking and performance-heavy tasks related to 3D and video rendering, making it “perfect for engineers, architects, 3D animators and other extremely demanding users.”

Judan said ThinkPad products went through a series of tests for the Mil-SPEC 810G military standard, including 10 durability tests for humidity, low termperature, high vibration, and high altitude.

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