Lenovo has introduced new multi-touch ThinkPad X200 Tablet PC and ThinkPad T400s laptop. The new ThinkPad X200 equips 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo low voltage processors. The ThinkPad T400s notebook, with multi-touchscreen, packs 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Lenovo offers X200 with multi-touch for a price starting at $1,654 (Rs. 79,400 approx.) and T400s with multi-touch starts from $1,999 (Rs. 96,000 approx.).
Lenovo ThinkPad X200 tablet comes with an option of super bright optional screen that makes it viewable in the sun. The 12.1-inch X200 Tablet now can recognize two-finger touch on the screen. Along with Intel Core 2 Duo processor, the X200 tablet comes with 1GB DDR3 1066MHz RAM, up to 500GB 5400RPM HDD, Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Intel GMA 4500MHD and 4-cell Li-Ion battery. Surprisingly, this X200 tablet with touchscreen still lacks Bluetooth.
Lenovo's new ThinkPad T400s is the same ThinkPad T400 business portable laptop with a new multi-touch capacitive screen. This multi-touch screen is capable enough to recognize up to four fingers on the screen. Equipped with Intel Centrino 2 technology, this multi-touch laptop is for professionals involved in engineering and designing field. Pre-loaded with Windows Vista, Lenovo will dispatch the Windows 7 upgrade disc after its launch.
Other hardware features of T400s include 2GB DDR3 RAM, Intel GMA 4500MHD, 120GB 5400RPM HDD, 8x Dual layer DVD writer, WiFi and 6-cell Li-Ion battery.
Lenovo would be releasing new SimpleTap interface next month (after Oct. 22) which will enable user interaction with the multi-touch screen in different ways. With SimpleTap, users can enable or disable gestures on the screen for specific system tasks such volume control, adjust screen brightness and so on. These functions are usable through a customizable tiles grid.
All multi-touch gestures like pinching, zooming, tapping and flicking would be enabled and thus reduce the usable of mouse. Users can double tap anywhere on the screen to launch an app. Now, all these touch-friendly features can be optimally used with Windows 7 running on these ThinkPad machines.