What’s new? What’s around the corner?

“The ThinkPad has been used in space and is the only laptop certified for use on the International Space Station.

Purchasing a new laptop can be a daunting and off putting task. Over the next weeks we will be sending out an article weekly with some information about some of the best performing and value laptops across multiple brands.

Units featured in this article:

  1. Lenovo’s Brand New E series
  2. New X1 Carbon leaked details

4th Generation Intel Haswell processors and chipsets are only just being rolled out across the Lenovo lines.  The main selling point of the new processors is the dramatic increase in battery life.

If you require a new Lenovo laptop there has not been a better time to buy in the last 12 months. We can also expect the weakening Aussie dollar to harm our pricing as the year progresses.

Lenovo is the most corporate driven notebook manufacturer (designed for business use and business applications). A corporate grade Notebook will have better build quality. Features such as hardened plastics chassis, spill proof keyboard, solid state drive, carbon roll cage (as featured in the Lenovo X1 carbon), a higher quality heat-sink (capable of running 20 hours a day), feature Windows Professional edition and often have a 3 year warranty as standard.

What’s new?

Lenovo E series – E540

This is the entry level Thinkpad. It comes in a 14 inch and 15 inch aimed at small business.

Some features include: anti glare screen, 4th generation i5 or i7, 6 cell battery, Windows 7/8 Pro, dedicated 2GB graphics, up to 16GB of ram, business grade 7200rpm HDD.

The best part about this notebook is its value for money. Starting as low as $750 and going up to $1499 depending on specification you can have a machine that punches well above its weight. The E series is great for everyday office and home use. Uses include: Mid level picture and video editing, Office suite use, seamless multitasking.

Lenovo’s new 4th Generation E series looks more appealing than it’s predecessor

What’s around the corner?

One question we’ve been getting a lot here at Notebooks R Us is when will the new X1 Carbon be released.

The new X1 carbon is due for release Q1 2014. In fact more specifically it’s rumored as January. This makes a lot of sense since availability from our suppliers on the current X1 is minimal indicating the unit is just around the corner.

When this unit arrives it will be the pinnacle of the corporate travel unit. Retaining the carbon fiber design for strength but it will also include the 4th generation chip set- in layman’s terms, far more battery efficiency (9 hours).  Furthermore it will weigh 1.27kg, feature a full high definition screen – touch available and 3G/4G support.

If your in the market for the Rolls Royce of traveling ultra-book – your best of waiting for this. It seems like Lenovo is going to iron out a lot of the X1 carbon’s creases. As soon as it’s available we’ll let you know.

Full leaked specs can be found here

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Lenovo units are always available for order from our Abbotsford store at competitive pricing.