Lenovo has unveiled its highest performing notebook PC, the new ThinkPad T61p 15.4-inch widescreen mobile workstation notebook.

According to Julian Pienaar, Lenovo South Africa Notebook Brand Manager, the notebook highlights Lenovo’s leadership in providing powerful features essential for data-intensive workers and those requiring 3D graphics applications.
“The notebook runs cooler, quieter and more energy efficient than previous models, features a Top Cover Roll Cage for extreme durability, layers security solutions with full disk encryption, offers Linux certification and Ultra-Wideband technology and comes equipped with the latest Intel processors for optimum performance,” Pienaar says.
Lenovo also introduced the ThinkPad R61 15-inch standard and R61e 15-inch widescreen notebooks as well as discrete graphics capabilities in ThinkPad T61 notebooks.
The ThinkPad T61p raises the bar on performance with Lenovo’s Ultra Connect II wireless design, helping improve WWAN and WLAN 802.11n performance, new nVidia Quadro FX 570M graphics certified to the open GL graphics GPU standard, Intel Centrino Pro mobile technology and long battery life with more control via Battery Stretch.
Users can even opt for next-generation wireless capabilities with Ultra-Wideband. With Lenovo’s new cooling system, the notebook runs three decibels quieter than before and up to 10% cooler even under the most intensive tasks. Tops for security, the notebook offers optional port disablement, 32-byte password protection, an integrated fingerprint reader and full disk encryption.
Certified to run applications of more than 20 independent software vendors, the workstation is also certified to run the SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 operating system and is supported by Lenovo’s Help Centre for hardware issues. The notebook is also certified to run Red Hat and Turbo Linux operating systems.
Lenovo offers a complete, industry-leading line of energy efficient products that meet the new Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star 4.0 standard, including notebooks in the ThinkPad T, R and X Series such as the new ThinkPad T61p as well as the Lenovo 3000 N200 and V200 notebooks.
“The new ThinkPad notebooks achieve an improvement in efficiency over previous generation notebooks of up to a 70%, with power management features providing customers maximum energy savings up to 47% greater than before,” Pienaar says.
“These new notebooks are also rated silver by the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool that institutions use to evaluate, compare and select PC products based on their environmental attributes.”
With Lenovo’s design for the environment in mind, customers can now update their previous ThinkPad notebook (with Intel Centrino Pro or Intel Duo mobile technology) to enable their system to meet the Energy Star 4.0 standard through a few simple updates.
Lenovo is also rolling out updated Energy Star 4.0 desktops including the ThinkCentre M55 in tower, desktop and small form factor along with more new desktops in the next few weeks. The ThinkCentre M55 desktop improves energy efficiency by up to 52% over previous versions. The desktop features an 80% efficient power supply for lower energy costs and usage and less heat emissions, which helps improve the reliability of the power supply, decreases system maintenance and further helps extend PC life.
As a board member of the recently established Climate Savers Computing Initiative, Lenovo is helping lead the effort to reduce the global carbon footprint by providing energy efficient products and helping power the industry toward higher efficiency standards.