New 2011 ThinkPad Release dates T420 | T520 | W520 | X220 and L Series
March 2, 2011
The ThinkPad X120e is now available plus we have release dates for the ThinkPad T420, ThinkPad T520, the ThinkPad W520 and the ThinkPad L420 and L520 with the new Sandy Bridge architecture. Current ThinkPad X120e Specifications are listed below.
STOP PRESS: March 18th ’11 The ThinkPad T420 and ThinkPad T520 with Intel HD 3000 Integrated Graphics are now available on the Lenovo site. With the new Sandy Bridge Architecture with the 12EUs Graphics cores, the Intel 3000 HD Graphics option is going to do a great job of handling most business applications.
Visit Lenovo to configure your superb new ThinkPad T420 and T520
Our Lenovo insider informs us that the ThinkPad T420 and T520 will hit the site on Monday 21st March, with the ThinkPad W520 available on the following Monday 28th. Right now we believe that is a pretty good guestimate!
The ThinkPad L420 and ThinkPad L520 will probably be ‘released’ on the 21st March but the corporate channel will be getting the first allocation, so they may not hit the site for a couple of weeks. So if you do crave the greenest ThinkPad ever, hold tight, it wont be much longer!
2011 ThinkPad Release Dates
Here are the new 20011 Sandy Bridge ThinkPad Release dates as we have them right now. This is very much subject to change, we just hope by not much! ThinkPad T420 Release date Monday 21st March – ThinkPad T520 Release date Monday 21st March – ThinkPad L420 Release date Monday 21st March – ThinkPad L520 Release date Monday 21st March – ThinkPad W520 Release date Monday 21st March
We have had a lot of readers asking what we know about the new ThinkPad x220 and ThinkPad x220 Tablet release date and specifications. What we can say is that it is close. We have been told that but we are under NDA. What we can tell you is that the new ThinkPad X220 will be nearly 20% lighter, closer to 3lbs, with upto the 2nd Generation Sandy Bridge core i7 processor, hopefully we will get the Core i7 2657M Sandy Bridge mobile processor the ULV Core i7 2657M which with the Intel HD 3000 graphics is going to pack some real punch.
The Core i7 2657M is not due until next month so, we will have to wait and see.
Watch the ThinkPad promotional video which covers the new 2011 range and you’ll see some enticing snippets and clips of the ThinkPad X220 and the ThinkPad X220 Tablet. 23 Hours battery life any one!
2011 ThinkPad New Models Video Review
AMD Fusion E-240 1.5Ghz Processor to AMD Fusion 1.6Ghz E-350 Processor both with AMD Radeon HD 6310 Graphics – Windows 7 Home Premium 32 to Windows 7 Professional 64 – 11.6 HD AntiGlare Display with WWAN – 2 GB to 4GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1333MHz Memory – UltraNav with TrackPoint and TouchPad – 250GB 5400rpm Hard Disk Drive to 320 GB 7200rpm Hard Disk Drive – Low-light sensitive web Camera – 3 cell or 6 cell Li-Ion Battery – Optional Bluetooth – ThinkPad b/g/n – Upgradable to Integrated Mobile Broadband, Gobi 2000 3G with GPS Base Price right now is $399 fully loaded, around $784 which includes the Gobi Mobile broadband