Lenovo Thinkpad X100e and Edge Aim for Consumers


Lenovo is known for cranking out business workhorse computers (and great Tablet PCs). It looks like with the latest round of devices they are releasing at CES2010 they are trying to grab a share of the consumer market as well. As is the case these days, Lenovo dropped info on new models prior to CES2010 […]

Predictions 2010: Warner’s Take

I’ve just finished dusting off my crystal ball and the psychic I hired just left my office, so I guess I’m ready to make my predictions for 2010. I fared pretty well on my 2009 predictions, but that doesn’t mean much of anything going forward.  One thing for sure is I think 2010 is going […]

ThinkPad creator talks touchscreens

Arimasa Naitoh, widely recognized as father of the Thinkpad, and current Lenovo VP for Notebook Development and the head of the Yamato Development Labs, spoke to a group about, among other things, the challenges of implementing capacitive touchscreens on their T400s and X200 series. The event was captured on video and posted by Engadget. Toward […]

New Lenovo ultraportables leaked


The folks at Liliputing, who seem to keep an eye out for German news, report a new ultraportable from Lenovo is on the way. Though it should pack more punch than the standard netbook, the starting price tag for the X100e is well within reach at $449. Display: 11.6″ 1366 x 768 screen CPU: AMD […]

World Turns Upside Down: Lenovo Allows CTRL Key Switching


I’m a big fan of Lenovo Thinkpad keyboards. One thing you have to adjust to if you’re coming from another machine is that the CTRL key is not the left-most key on the bottom row. For some folks this is a real gotcha and brain burn because they want that CTRL key at that location. […]

Clearing up the Digitizer Issues on Lenovo’s Touch Thinkpads


There’s been some confusion on what digitizers Lenovo is using on the new Thinkpads using Windows 7. This post should hoepfully clear that up. Admittedly we’ve helped spread some of the confusion, so apologies for that. But let’s hope this clears it up. Lenovo is sprinkling review units of the x200T Tablet PC and the […]

GBM InkShow: Lenovo ThinkPad T400s with Multi-touch

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A few weeks ago I asked if you would use a clamshell style notebook with a touchscreen display. The responses were very favorable to the idea and I finally got a chance to try out just such a machine. Lenovo was kind enough to send over a pre-production ThinkPad T400s for us to play with […]

Google Shining Up Chrome for Mobile Devices

It looks like Google is getting ready to unleash its Chrome Browser on at least one vendors hardware and possibly getting ready to roll out its Chrome OS sooner than we’ve all heard before. According to this report on Mashable, Google has penned a deal with Sony to include the Chrome Browser on the VAIO […]

IdeaPad S12 Has Arrived

A Lenovo IdeaPad S12 showed up today and I’ve spent the past few hours using it. The IdeaPad S12 has a lot in common with the IdeaPad S10, but I have trouble calling this thing a “netbook” because of its larger dimmensions. I got to take a quick look at the IdeaPad S12 back in […]

GBM Shortcut: Lenovo S10-2 Netbook


Good news – Lenovo’s improved S10-2 Netbook is shipping and Lenovo was kind enough to send me a production ready machine to play with for a few months. Xavier gave us a really quick hands on when the S10-2 was announced, but this will be our first time to get extended play time with it. […]

Intel Smacks Lenovo and Samsung Over Netbook Specs

Looks like Intel might be getting serious about protecting its flanks now that Netbooks are surrounding the castle. According to DigiTimes, Intel has hit Lenovo and Samsung with removal of preferential pricing   for producing Netbooks with screens larger than the 10.2 inch screens.   Both Intel and Microsoft have requirements that screens must not […]

ThinkPad T400s: Super Thin 14″ Business Notebook


Lenovo officially announced the ThinkPad T400s, an incredibly thin and light 14″ notebook. The ThinkPad T400S weighs less than four pounds and measures less than an inch thick, it feels even thinner and lighter. David Critchley of Lenovo first showed me the T400s last month in an early preview and I’ve had a chance to […]

NVIDIA Charges Up ION-Powered Products Too

Funtwist, an ION-powered desktop

Tegra may be NVIDIA’s hot product of ultra-mobiles and portables, but it’s not their only mobile computing offering at Computex. They’re showcasing a number of ION-based products, including several notebooks. Also, the desktops they’re highlighting include machines from well-known netbook vendors Asus, Acer, and MSI, so you can assume they must be looking at offering […]

Lenovo IdeaPad S12: First Notebook w/NVIDIA ION


Lenovo’s officially introduced the first notebook to feature NVIDIA ION graphics. This new graphics platform offers outstanding graphics performance without sacrificing too much battery life. The IdeaPad S12 will be available in the U.S. soon for $449. I got a chance to play with a pre-production IdeaPad S12 and shot a quick video. The IdeaPad […]

ThinkPad X200s Gets Celeron M Processor


Lenovo will begin offering an Intel Celereon M processor on the ThinkPad X200s. The Celeron M723 is an entry-level single core processor that’s significantly cheaper than the Core 2 Duo processors usually found in this ultraportable notebook. I recommend mobile professionals steer clear of any notebook with a Celeron processor and invest in a more […]

Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2: Hands On Video

I got a chance to take a close look at the Lenovo IdeaPad S10-2 today. It shares a lot of components with the original IdeaPad S10, but there are some nice upgrades. It is thinner, lighter and has a more stylish appearance. Both the keyboard and touchpad are bigger on the new model, making it […]

Lenovo Intros IdeaPad S10-2


Lenovo’s introducing the IdeaPad S10-2 tomorrow. It’s thinner than the IdeaPad S10 and has a new, stylish look . The S10-2 also has a larger touchpad, three USB ports and optional 3G. This netbook will ship have a base price of $349 and ship with a 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, N270 1.6GHz Intel […]

GBM InkShow: Going Mobile with the Center for Severe Weather Research

Lenovo and Center for Severe Weather Research

I’m quite blessed to live in the beautiful state of Colorado, which also happens to be home to the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, Colorado. These are the guys who get right up next to tornadoes and hurricanes — all in the name of science. Now, Lenovo is headed into the center of […]

A Day With The Center for Severe Weather Research


I’m quite blessed to live in the beautiful state of Colorado, which also happens to be home to the Center for Severe Weather Research in Boulder, Colorado. These are the guys who get right up next to tornadoes and hurricanes — all in the name of science. Lenovo has partnered with CSWR by equipping the […]