New Green ThinkPad L Line Launched


Lenovo, the company that brings us the ThinkPad line of notebooks, has launched the new ThinkPad L line of notebooks. The company states these new notebooks are “the greenest laptops on the market”, as they are made with up to 30% post-consumer content such as office water bottles and used IT equipment.

The line is comprised of the L412 and L512, with 14 and 15-inch screens respectively. The major features of the ThinkPad L models:

  • 16:9 HD antiglare displays on the 14-inch L412 and 15-inch L512
  • Choices of Intel integrated or ATI Mobility Radeon graphics
  • 3G/4G wireless connectivity options with Gobi 2000 module support for AT&T, Sprint and Verizon
  • Multitouch touchpads
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life
  • Expansion with 4 USB ports/1 powered, combo eSATA/USB port, support for DisplayPort and VGA

In addition to the recycled material used in construction of the new laptops, Lenovo offers a 3-year warranty on the batteries to keep them out of landfills. The packaging used with the ThinkPad L is 100% recyclable in keeping with the green theme (for those interested in green tech, check out our GreenNet 2010 conference this month). The new ThinkPads will be available in the middle of May.

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This laptop looks like it might have awesome build quality. Possibly better than my Gateway NV. (Yes, I know, a Gateway has great build quality, But, hey I call it like it is.) and it really wouldn’t hurt to save more power. straight from the L series product page:

“Estimated 40% less energy consumption and 50% less
CO2 emissions.”

My only problem with the above quote from Lenovo, and what bugs me about a lot of claims like these, is that I have absolutely no idea which laptop Lenovo is basing their claims off of.

But this goes on my list for a possible replacement for my current PC, should the time come before I expect it to. (The time I expect it to die is when a 15″ Macbook Pro fits into my budget.) ;)

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