ThinkPad was originally a business series laptop produced by the IBM (International Business Corporation) in 1992 and was acquired by Lenovo Corporation in 2005. It is now branded as Lenovo ThinkPad. Lenovo ThinkPad is unarguably the best business series laptop dominant in the ISS (International Space Station), NASA.
There is various lineup of products in the ThinkPad Series. It differs from each other in various ways.
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Series
- Lenovo ThinkPad X Series
- Lenovo ThinkPad E Series
- Lenovo ThinkPad T Series
- Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga
- Lenovo ThinkPad L Series
- Lenovo ThinkPad P Series
- Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Z16
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Series
The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 series is a line of high-end Lenovo ThinkPad laptops and tablets produced by Lenovo. The current model list contains six lines of machines:
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon - mainstream premium 14-inch model
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga - the convertible 14-inch version
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga - a convertible 13.5-inch version with titanium body
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme - 15-inch advanced ultra-light premium laptop; the same model with a Quadro GPU known as Lenovo ThinkPad P1
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano - a 13-inch version - lightest ThinkPad model
- Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold - the first foldable personal computer
Lenovo ThinkPad X Series
The Lenovo ThinkPad X series is a line of laptop computers and convertible tablets produced by Lenovo with less power than its other counterparts. The Lenovo ThinkPad X series laptops from Lenovo were described by Trusted Reviews as "combining an ultraportable's weight and form factor with a durable design." The X-series laptop styles include traditional ultraportables, as well as convertible tablet designs.
According to Lenovo,
the ThinkPad X-series laptops include low power processors, offer long battery life, and several durability features such as a Roll Cage (Magnesium Frame around the Display), magnesium alloy covers, and a spill-resistant keyboard but currently lacks a replaceable battery and upgradable RAM slots.
Lenovo ThinkPad E Series
The ThinkPad E Series (formerly ThinkPad Edge) is a notebook computer series introduced in 2010 by Lenovo. It is marketed to small and medium-sized businesses.
Lenovo designed the laptops to "reflect a new progressive and strikingly clean appearance while retaining ThinkPad durability and reliability". For example, along with the new Island-style keyboard, the Edge series had some keyboard design changes: uniform black keys and the removal of the embedded number pad. The Function keys were re-designed so users could use one finger to access functions such as multimedia keys. Some keys which were rarely used like SysRq were removed.
Lenovo ThinkPad T Series
By the time of Lenovo ThinkPad T Series inception, it was designed to balance speed and mobility. Despite a 14.1-inch screen, similar to desktops at the time, the titanium composite body on the laptop was designed to keep the weight as low as possible.
The Lenovo ThinkPad T series laptops, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420, the Lenovo ThinkPad T420s, and the Lenovo ThinkPad T520, have been lauded for their battery life – up to 30 hours with a 9-cell battery slice.
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Series
The Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga Series is the first in Lenovo's business minded ThinkPad line to feature Lenovo's multimode hinge, also seen on the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 2 Pro. The multimode hinge is actually a dual-axle hinge, which allows you to open the laptop into the traditional clamshell arrangement, but then to open it further, bringing the display back and around, allowing for other modes: Tent, Stand, and Tablet. The folding tablet design has been updated with more rugged materials for business grade durability, with a magnesium alloy frame and Gorilla Glass providing a scratch resistant layer of protection for the display.
Take away the folding capability and the Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga would most closely resemble the Lenovo ThinkPad T440s, Lenovo's standard business Ultrabook.
Lenovo ThinkPad L Series
The Lenovo ThinkPad L Series laptops from Lenovo were designed with the theme of "green". The first laptops in the series were described by Lenovo as being the environmentally friendliest products in the ThinkPad range. Key features that contributed to the eco-friendly tag were the use of recycled material for packaging and post-consumer recycled content (such as office water jugs and used IT equipment).
The predecessor of the Lenovo ThinkPad L series was the Lenovo ThinkPad A series, conceived as a desktop replacement. The Lenovo ThinkPad A series was discontinued in favor of two product lines, the Lenovo ThinkPad R series and the Lenovo ThinkPad G series.
Lenovo ThinkPad P Series
The Lenovo ThinkPad P series line of laptops is produced by Lenovo and was introduced by the company as a successor to the previous Lenovo ThinkPad W series. With 15.6" and 17.3" screens, the Lenovo ThinkPad P series saw the reintroduction of physically large laptops into the Lenovo ThinkPad line. Marketed largely as portable workstations, many Lenovo ThinkPad P series laptops can be configured with high-end quad-core, hexa-core or octo-core Intel processors as well as ECC memory (only with Xeon Processors) and a discrete Nvidia Quadro GPU.
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 and Z16
Lenovo ThinkPad Z13 is a 13.3" ultramobile business device, while Lenovo ThinkPad Z16 is a 16" performance powerhouse.
Both laptops run on Windows 11 and boast AMD Ryzen™ PRO technology. These devices are Lenovo ThinkPad through and through, built on the same core pillars of trusted quality, purposeful design, and relentless innovation.