Lenovo Unveils Lighter, Quicker ThinkPad Laptop

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- Lenovo has unveiled a lighter, quicker ThinkPad notebook computer. It is mean to appeal to customers who like the convenience of tablets and smartphones.

The Chinese computer maker says the ThinkPad X1 Carbon will go on sale later this month.

Lenovo Group acquired the ThinkPad brand with IBM Corp.'s personal computer unit in 2005. Lenovo passed Dell Inc. last year to become the second-largest PC manufacturer after Hewlett-Packard Co.

The latest ThinkPad has third-generation wireless connectivity and other features inspired by tablets and smartphones, said Dilip Bhatia, vice president of the ThinkPad business unit. He said that was in response to demands by customers who want a tablet's convenience but need a notebook's wider range of functions.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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