The laptops come with technologies employees and students need to be productive in their daily work, like:
- Choices of the latest Intel Core i3 and i5 processors with Turbo Boost and Hyperthreading technology
- 16:9 HD antiglare displays on the 14-inch L412 and 15-inch L512
- Choices of Intel integrated or ATI Mobility Radeon graphics
- Multitouch touchpads
- Up to 8 hours of battery life1
- Expansion with 4 USB ports/1 powered, combo eSATA/USB port, support for DisplayPort and VGA
- Windows 7 with Lenovo Enhanced Experience featuring up to 57% faster bootup and shutdown time2
“Today more than ever before, customers are looking to get more out of their PC technology,” said Dilip Bhatia, executive director, ThinkPad Product Marketing, Lenovo. “We designed the new L Series to give users the most important features for being productive like cutting-edge processing performance, long battery life and a VoIP-optimized design without sacrificing the reliability and durability ThinkPad is known for.”
Expanded Green Footprint
Lenovo continues to expand its emphasis on green design with the L Series. The laptops use up to 30 percent post consumer content from office water jugs and used IT equipment in parts like the LCD cover, palm rests and top/bottom case. The L512 laptop contains 18 percent post consumer content (PCC) total, making it the industry’s highest amount of PCC in a laptop.3 Each L Series laptop saves the equivalent of 10 plastic water bottles. Overall, Lenovo has used 42 million gross pounds of PCC since 2005 in Think-branded products.
Tailored for Web Conferencing
The L Series laptops are tailored for an excellent voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) experience. They offer the full range of connectivity options, from Ethernet and Bluetooth to WiFi, 3G and 4G. The laptops are also equipped with a high resolution camera that works well in low light conditions, like for conferences in hotel rooms. The camera even white balances automatically so conferences are more life-like.
A digital-array microphone with echo cancellation lets users conduct conferences even in noisy rooms. The speakers are placed directly underneath the screen and above the keyboard for rich sound quality. Hardware audio control keys – speaker mute and audio mute – are conveniently located to the left of the keyboard for easy access. And by pressing the shortcut Function + F6 hotkey combination, users can navigate a simple software interface to modify VoIP settings.
A Powerful Learning Platform
“Our students and staff have relied on Lenovo ThinkPad laptops to power our 21st Century Skills curriculum, “said Tyrone Mercer, manager, Technical Support Services, Baltimore City Schools. “We are excited about the enhanced level of performance the new L Series laptops bring with mobile broadband connectivity, leadership in green and a durable, lighter design.”
Beyond providing education-focused PC technology, Lenovo is committed to improving learning and increasing operational efficiency at all levels of academia through the Education Research Initiative (ERI). ERI joins hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and researchers from schools across the world to evaluate and quantify how technology can systemically improve education. As part of this research, the ThinkPad L Series will be deployed at institutions for student learning while promoting instructional innovation and data-driven decision making for faculty and administrators.
Pricing and Availability4
1With 9 cell battery.
2Improvement claim is based on testing Windows® 7 L412 and L512 against non-configured system. The L Series laptops have been optimized. Actual times and their relative improvements vary by model, with an average boot and shutdown improvement of up to 57%. Improvements may vary according to the exact configuration of the system and may degrade over time depending on other software installed or changes made to system settings. Lenovo optimization does not impact any essential services or software features.
3According to the EPEAT registry as of 4/20/2010.
4Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.