September 3, 2013 - 10:28 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - Lenovo just announced a new wave of ThinkPad Ultrabooks, all powered by Intel’s fourth generation “Haswell” Core processors.
The T Series will now have touch enabled displays, solid state drives and can cut down to 3.5 pounds with the T440s in a 21mm think frame. The T-440 will weigh about 4 pounds. A T430 today can push 4.77 pounds. The main addition with the enterprise ThinkPads are hot swappable batteries. Lenovo has added "power bridge" technology that allows a user to change batteries without powering down.
Speaking on a conference call, Matt Bereda, marketing director of Lenovo's Think Business Group, said the company is still focused on reliability and ease of deployment, but wants to add features that are unique, according to ZDNet.
Lenovo has recently overtaken Hewlett-Packard Co. to become the world's largest producer of personal computers.
The company’s first-quarter profit beat analyst estimates after increasing its global market share for tablet computers, smartphones and PCs. Net income climbed 23 percent to $173.9 million in the three months ended June from $141.4 million a year earlier.
“The company is transforming itself from PC-based to smartphone- and tablet-based,” Bloomberg quoted Ricky Lai, an analyst at Guotai Junan International Holdings Ltd. in Hong Kong, as saying. “There is robust demand for tablets and smartphones especially in China and emerging economies.”
Revenue rose 9.7 percent to $8.79 billion.
Lenovo's chief executive Monday, Sept 2, took an unusual step of giving most of his bonus to rank-and-file staff following record annual results. Yang Yuanqing is sharing $3.25 million of his $4.23 million annual bonus with about 10,000 of the employees.
In a memo to workers, Gina Qiao, senior vice president of human resources at Lenovo, said: "[Yang] believes that he has the responsibility as an owner of the company, and the opportunity as our leader, to ensure all of our employees understand the impact they have on building Lenovo."