Lenovo Notebooks Join WiMax Revolution

Lenovo has embedded WiMax capabilities into several of its notebooks, enabling the laptops to take advantage of 4G high-speed wireless broadband capabilities. Lenovo's addition of WiMax comes on the heels of Sprint launching its XOHM WiMax network in Baltimore, with other cities to follow.

Thin Is In

The Lenovo ThinkPad X301 is designed to give business users an edge when on the road and capitalize on the speed of WiMax networks. The super-thin, ultra-light business class notebook PC is designed for frequent travelers and offers an optional DVD drive so users don't have to compromise functionality for ultra portability.

The X301 features a 13.3 inch LED backlit widescreen display. The X301 with WiMax is available now.

With embedded WiMax, Lenovo's ThinkPad T400 offers mainstream business users all of the functionality they need at work while also extending the work day to the home.

The T400 has a 14.1-inch widescreen and clocks in at 1.1 inch thin and weighs 4.7 pounds.

The T400 with WiMax is available now.

Lenovo is also adding WiMax connectivity to the SL300, SL500 and SL400 (pictured) ThinkPads. These notebooks, designed for the SMB user, offer the latest high-tech bells and whistles like an optional Blu-Ray DVD player, WWAN and now WiMax, along with enhanced multimedia capabilities at an SMB-friendly price point.

The SL300 and SL500 are available now with WiMax, with the SL400 to follow later this year.

The ThinkPad W500 is also getting a WiMax makeover. The 15-inch widescreen mobile workstation notebook is designed with users in heavy graphics and data intensive fields in mind, like computer assisted design. The notebook hosts the latest Intel Centrino 2 technology to deliver high performance.

One of Lenovo's latest ThinkPads, the W700, will start featuring embedded WiMax later this year. Introduced in August, the W700 is "the beast for mobile workstation features and performance," Lenovo said. It comes with an optional digitizer, color calibrator and other features and functions, the W700 takes the award for Lenovo's highest performance ThinkPad notebook.

The ThinkPad X200 typifies thin and light notebooks, with models starting at just 2.4 pounds. And the light-weight laptop will soon add WiMax to its list of features, which also includes extended battery life of up to 13-plus hours and a top cover roll cage to keep it light and durable.

Entertainment-conscious notebook PC users can also get in on the WiMax fun, when later this year the IdeaPad Y530 will tie in WiMax. Designed for entertainment-focused consumers, the IdeaPad Y530 features a host of multimedia capabilities, including touch sensitive controls and Lenovo's VeriFace facial recognition technology.

The Y530 features a 15.4-inch LED backlit display with souped up audio and multi-meida.