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Lenovo Debuts New ThinkPad Laptops For SMBs

As the launch of Windows 7 augers in a deluge of new PCs from just about every vendor around the world, Lenovo joins a much smaller group aiming new machines at small and midsize businesses.

As the launch of Windows 7 augers in a deluge of new PCs from just about every vendor around the world, Lenovo joins a much smaller group aiming new machines at small and midsize businesses.The new ThinkPad ThinkPad SL410 and SL510 laptops are both powered by Intel Core2Duo processors (Dual Core Celeron chips are also availalbe) and include 16:9 ratio widesreen displays (14-inch on SL410, 15.6-inch on the SL510) with anti-glare technology. They can drive external monitors with HDMI and VGA outputs. The notebooks can take up to 500GB hard drives and 8GB of RAM

L510_small Lenovo's new ThinkPad SL510 is aimed at SMBs.

Connectivity options include 3G broadband and Bluetooth, while Wi-Fi and Ethernet are built in. To better support VoIP and videoconferencing, Lenovo has boosted the Webcam resolution to 2 megapixels, improved the microphone, and added a mute button.

A two-finger multitouch touchpad makes it easier to move and resize objects on the screen.

So what makes the SL410 and SL510 appropriate for SMBs? According to the company, it's Lenovo ThinkVantage Technologies (TVTs) -- Access Connections, Client Security Solutions, Rescue and Recovery, Presentation Director and System Update -- a set of hardware and software tools designed for SMB users without IT support.

Available on October 22 to coincide with the launch of Windows 7, pricing for the ThinkPad SL410 and SL510 begin at $529, and head north from there as you add on the extras.

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