Lenovo brings in new ThinkPad SL series notebooks with Windows 7

October 21, 2009, By Sanjeev Ramachandran


The ThinkPad has gone in for rejuvenation, sort of.  Lenovo, which had not made any visible alteration to the ThinkPad ever since the brand’s IBM days, has now gone for a marketing push by adding Windows 7 to two of its notebook models under the ThinkPad SL series.

The ThinkPad SL410 and ThinkPad SL510 has begun arriving in the US marketplace. The two new notebook models boast of Windows 7 and will be sold for $529.

You wouldn’t be surprised to see the two notebooks look almost the same. Who doesn’t know Lenovo has always preferred to keep its models with no frills on the exterior? It has always been so and we wouldn’t want to talk much about sex appeal of the ThinkPads. Rather, we would go a bit deeper inside.

Lenovo has offered processor options ranging from dual-core Celeron parts to Core 2 Duo processors in the SL410 and SL510. Further, the two new ThinkPad models come loaded with Intel’s integrated X4500 graphics processor. The computer maker has said that RAM and hard drive space,  respectively, offers up to 8GB and 500GB.

The display is LED backlit. While the SL410 comes with a 14-inch LCD, Lenovo has provided the SL510 with a 15.6-inch display unit. Keyboards have been made spill resistant too. As you would expect, the regular features occupy their designated positions. They include, DVD drives, six-cell batteries and HDMI and VGA outputs. Lenovo has thrown in a multi-touch trackpad, Wi-Fi and Ethernet features, along with options for WiMax and Bluetooth.

The SL410 weighs 5.1lbs, while the SL510 comes heavier weighing 5.6lbs. By the way, you don’t expect the Lenovo models to be lightweight, do you?  The ThinkPad models may not lure you with good looks, but if you are not on a showing off spree and are looking at performance alone, the Lenovo ThinkPads might come handy.

(Via Electronista)

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