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Lenovo Thinking Business With Host Of New Laptops

By - Source: Toms IT Pro

ThinkPad T460sThinkPad T460sIT managers, that time has come, when a large PC maker (in this case Lenovo) pushes out a truckload of new laptops. The company announced new T-, X- and L-series notebooks, business-oriented versions of the MIIX 700 and Yoga 900, a mobile projector and a new ThinkPad Stack charging station.

The Laptops: T-, X- and L-Series

This range of business laptops runs the price gamut from $749 for the “desktop replacement” L460 to $1,249 for the all-out performer, the 460p. All are running Intel Skylake processors of one kind or another. None has a display res under 1080p HD, and several offer QHD (2560x1440) resolutions.

ThinkPad X260ThinkPad X260Not all of the RAM is specified, but several laptops in these series are on DDR4, which means that Lenovo has bought into the whole of the Skylake platform. Also note that although most models rely on Intel’s integrated graphics, the 460s, 460, and 560 have discrete Nvidia GeForce graphics options, and the L460 can be equipped with the AMD Exo Pro Radeon R5.


ThinkPad T460s

ThinkPad  T460/T560

ThinkPad T460p

ThinkPad X260

ThinkPad L460

ThinkPad L560

Display

WQHD display (2560x1440)

-Up to 15.6 inches 3K (2560 x 1440) IPS, Anti-Glare, Anti-Smudge

or

-14-inches Up to FHD (1920 x 1080) Anti-Glare, Touch (optional)

Up to WQHD IPS display (2560x1440)

Up to 12.5-inch FHD (1920x1080) IPS

Up to FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, Anti-Glare 

CPU

Up to Intel 6th Gen Core i7 vPro

Intel Intel 6th Gen Core i7 U

Intel 6th Gen Core H Series Quad Core

Up to Intel 6th Gen Core i7

-Up to Intel 6th Gen Core i7 or

-Intel Celeron

GPU

-Intel HD Graphics HD520

or

-NVIDIA GeForce 930M

-Integrated Intel graphics

or

-NVIDIA GeForce 940MX (2 GB)

Not specified, we presume iGPU

Integrated

-Intel HD Graphics 520

or

-AMD Exo Pro Radeon R5 (2 GB DDR3 VRAM)

-Intel HD Graphics 520

-Intel HD Graphics 510

RAM

Up to 24 GB DDR4

Up to 32GB

Up to 32GB DDR4 (2 DIMMs)

Up to 16GB DDR4

Up to 32GB

Up to 16GB

Storage

Up to 512GB PCIe SSD

-Up to 1TB (5400rpm), 500GB (7200rpm), 512 SSD, PCIe SSD (265 GB)

Not specified

Up to 512GB SATA or PCIe

Up to Hybrid HDD (500GB) + 512GB SSD

I/O

-USB (x3)

-full size HDMI

-mDP

-Smart Card Reader(Opt)

-Touch Finger Print Reader(Opt),

T460:  

-USB 3.0 (x3), Docking, Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, SD Card Slot, Bluetooth 4.1

-Optional: Smart Card Reader, WiGig Docking  


T560:

-USB 3.0 (x3), Mini DisplayPort, HDMI, 4-in-1 Card Reader, Headphone / Mic, -Optional: Smart Card Reader, Fingerprint Reader  

-USB 3.0 (x3) -Mini DisplayPort , -HDMI

-4-in-1 Card Reader

-3.5 mm Headphone / Mic

-Smart Card Reader (optional) -Touch Sensor -Fingerprint Reader -WWAN (optional)

-USB 3.0 (x3)

-Mini DisplayPort

-HDMI

-4-in-1 card reader

-Mini DisplayPort

-VGA

-4-in-1 card reader

-3.5mm headphone/mic

-Smart card reader

-Optional Fingerprint reader

Connectivity

-LAN

-LTE-A WWAN(Opt)

-WiGig(Opt)

-LAN

-(We presume Wi-Fi)

-LAN

-WLAN: Intel Snowfield Peak vPro (8260NGW M) + Bluetooth 4.1

-Intel Snowfield Peak WiFi 2 x 2 a/c Non-vPro (8260NGW MNV) + Bluetooth 4.1

-Broadcom 2 x 2 a/c + Bluetooth 4.1  

-LAN

-WLAN/WiGig and WWAN options

-LAN

-(We presume Wi-Fi)


Battery

Up to 10.5 hours (48.8 Whr)

T460: Up to 14 Hours (23 WHr + 72 WHr)


T560: Up to 16 Hours (44 WHr + 72 WHr)

Up to 12 Hours (72WHr) 

Up to 21 hours with PowerBridge

Up to 12.5 hours

Dimensions

-13.0 x 8.9 x .66 inches

-0.74 inches thick

-3 lbs

T460:

-13.35 x 9.15 x 0.83 inches

-Starts at 3.8 lbs


T560:

-14.98 x 10.16 x 0.88 inches -Starts at 5 lbs


-0.96 inches thick

-4 lbs 

-12.03 x 8.21 x 0.8 inches

-2.9 lbs

-0.96 inches thick

-4.2 lbs.  

-1.09 inches thick

-5.2 lbs.

Misc.

-Bottom mechanical docking

-”Improved servicability” w/ 5 screws to remove bottom cover

-MilSpec tested  

-3 years warranty for 3 cell rear battery

-Swappable battery

-Optical drive

-MIL-Spec

-Corporate ready with docking and vPro

-Up to Windows 10 Pro

-720p HD camera

-Dolby Advanced Audio

-Stereo with Dolby Advanced Audio

-Optional DVD-RW

-Up to Windows 10 Pro

Availability

Feb 2016

Feb 2016

Feb 2016

Feb 2016

Feb 2016

Price

$1,059

T460: starts at $909


T560: starts at $969

$1,249

$929

Starts at $749

Starts at $779

ThinkPad T560ThinkPad T560More Laptops: MIIX 700 And Yoga 900, For Business

With the business versions of its MIIX 700 and Yoga 900 devices, it seems Lenovo is providing sexier options than the above T-, X- and L- series laptops. These could be fine BYOD devices thanks to the TPM security chip, or a company could deploy them in a fleet. (Based on the special order designation, the latter scenario seems more likely.)

MIIX 700 for businessMIIX 700 for business

Lenovo stuck with high-resolution displays here, as the MIIX 700 has a 2160x1440 res, and the Yoga 900 boasts 3200x1800. The Yoga has double the RAM and storage of the MIIX, and it also has a much more powerful Core i7 processor.

Of course, much of the difference here is because the MIIX is really a tablet with a folio keyboard, whereas the Yoga 900 is an all-out laptop. However, the MIIX 700 has an Intel RealSense camera, which is a nice bonus feature.

Yoga 900 for businessYoga 900 for business


MIIX 700

Yoga 900

Display

-12.0 inches, (2160x1440) -400 nits

-Gorilla Glass

-13.3 inches QHD+ (3200x1800)

-300 nits

CPU

Up to Intel Core m7 vPro

Up to Intel 6th Gen Core i7 vPro

GPU

Integrated

Integrated

RAM

Up to 8GB

Up to 16GB

Storage

Up to 256GB SSD

Up to 512GB SSD

I/O

Not specified

Not specified

Connectivity

Not specified

Not specified

Battery

Not specified

Not specified

OS

Not specified

Not specified

Misc.

-TPM security chipset

-Lenovo Active Pen

-Detachable 2-in-1 form factor

-Dual watchband hinge

-Intel RealSense R200 3D camera

-Multimode (laptop, tent, stand, tablet)

-Watchband hinge

-Integrated TPM security chip

Availability

Feb 2016

Feb 2016

Price

“Special order” TBA

“Special order” TBA

Seth Colaner is the News Director for Tom's Hardware. Follow him on Twitter @SethColaner. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

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