Research Triangle Park (NC) – Following the widescreen trend, Lenovo today announced its second Thinkpad model that is now available with a 15.4″ widescreen LCD: T60 widescreen models are selling for $1400 and up.
Widescreen displays are increasingly popular and are gaining traction faster than analysts expected even a few months ago. So it’s no surprise that Lenovo introduces more widescreen models in its flagship Thinkpad notebooks. Besides the entry-level Z-series, a 15.4″ WXGA widescreen can now be ordered for the T60 mainstream Thinkpad.
The 1280×800 pixel display provides about 30% more pixel space than Lenovo’s regular 15″ XGA (1024×768) display, but just about half of the resolution that is offered by 15″ UXGA (1600×1200) displays that are available from other manufacturers such as Dell. Lenovo said that it will be offering a WSXGA+ upgrade (1650×1080) as an option for the T60.
At the time of this writing, Lenovo’s website had not been updated with the 15.4″ configuration option, but the company mentioned that features of the widescreen T-series include 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. A Core 2 Duo processor T5500 (1.66 GHz) is standard, while the system can also be purchased with the T7600 (2.33 GHz) version. There’s also 1 GB of system memory, an ATI X1300 Mobility Radeon graphics chip, an 80 GB hard drive and a DVD burner. Pricing starts at $1400, according to Lenovo.
Widescreen Z60 notebooks are available from $945.