I wrote about Lenovo’s new line of notebook computers here but will go into them a bit more in this post. When considering a notebook computer for your business, there’s really only 3.5 notebooks to consider. Dell, HP, Lenovo and the .5 is Apple, which more people are increasingly buying.
All three vendors have released new notebooks and I’ll cover them in more detail, this time it’s Lenovo’s turn.
Lenovo released a set of new ThinkPad notebooks, specifically designed for smaller businesses. This trio of notebooks, the SL300, SL400 and SL500 – feature technologies such as built-in high speed mobile broadband connectivity and an optional Blu-Ray DVD player on select models.
Lenovo also combined software that helps with everything from data recovery to simplifying Internet connection with a new optional service package featuring on-line data backup and on-site warranty repair. I have a Lenovo 3000 N100 which uses some of this technology – ThinkVantage and LenovoCare it is referred as.
Lenovo also refreshed its core ThinkPad line with six new notebooks. This includes the ThinkPad R400, R500, T400, T500, X200 and W500. I’m not going to go into all of the details of these new notebooks here, but I can tell you they are definitely powerful and feature rich. If you’re not looking to nickle and dime on your notebook purchase, but want the absolute best, you should definitely have a look at this refreshed line of notebooks from Lenovo.
One of the things that some of you neglect when purchasing technology is the warranty. Sure – you want to save a few hundred dollars so you skimp on a good warranty. When your hard disk crashes, or you just can’t get some software to work – having a solid warranty will ensure you get the help you need, when you need it.
Some of you might ask why I don’t mention Sony or Gateway. Sony notebooks are very good but I find them a bit pricey. Gateway notebooks, I’ve been through several of them – or simply not durable. At least the ones I have used.