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CES: Lenovo unveils Thinkpad E431 and E531 laptops with Windows 8

Firm shows off duo of touchscreen Thinkpads
Mon Jan 07 2013, 00:35

LAS VEGAS: HARDWARE MAKER Lenovo on Sunday unveiled a duo of Windows 8 Thinkpad laptops.

The company unveiled its new Thinkpad Edge E431 and E531 laptops at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas. Lenovo claims the machines are ideally suited to use by small businesses, thanks to their use of Windows 8 and integrated touchscreens.

lenovo-edge-e431-620-wide"People love touch. It's everywhere in today's PC Plus world and is driving new interactions with devices and digital content," said Lenovo SVP Peter Hortensius.

"We've aggressively integrated touch across our consumer PCs so that we have one of the largest portfolios of Windows 8 touch products available."

Lenovo has yet to release any further details regarding the two laptops' technical specifications and at the time of publishing the company had not responded to The INQUIRER's request for clarification.

The new Thinkvision LT1423p Mobile Monitor was also unveiled at the conference, adding to Lenovo's touch focus.

The LT1423p boasts a 13.3in, 1600x900 AH-IPS panel touch display, complete with 10-point touch and full stylus integration.

Finally, Lenovo unveiled its new Onelink dock alongside the laptops and monitor.

The Onelink dock reportedly houses a custom "one cable" connecting solution that will reduce the number of connections required to connect a machine to the dock. The dock boasts four USB ports, one HDMI port and one Ethernet jack.

UK pricing and release dates remain unknown, although Lenovo has confirmed that the Thinkpad Edge E431 and E531 will be available in the US starting in May, with prices starting at approximately $539.

The Thinkpad Onelink Dock will also be available starting in May and will cost approximately $99. The Thinkvision LT1423p Mobile Monitor Touch will be available in the second quarter for roughly $449. µ


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