The X Series is the main high-end ultraportable ThinkPad line, offering a lightweight, highly portable laptop with moderate performance. The current sub-lines for the X series includes:. The daughter line includes the X1 Tablet not to be confused with the X Series tablets. Discontinued mainstream lines such as the 12" X s , X s , and X models could be ordered with all of the high-end ThinkPad features like Trackpoint, ThinkLight, a 7-row keyboard, a docking port, hot-swappable HDD , solid magnesium case and optional slice battery.
The discontinued However, it lacked the lid latch mechanism which was present on the previous X and X versions. The The obsolete low-cost The Xe was also offered in red in addition to blue, and white in some countries. The X Series with "tablet" suffixes is an outdated variant of the 12" X Series models, with low voltage CPUs and a flip-screen tablet resistive touchscreen. These include the traditional ThinkPad features, and have been noted for using a higher quality AFFS-type screen with better viewing angles compared to the screens used on other ThinkPads.
The P Series excluding models with 's' suffix is designed for engineers, architects, animators, etc. All P Series models come included with fingerprint readers. The ThinkPad P Series includes features such as dedicated magnesium roll cages, more indicator LED lights, and high-resolution displays. The Z series currently consists of two models: the inch model, Z13, and the inch model, Z The Verge wrote: "Lenovo is trying to make ThinkPads cool to the kids.
The company has launched the ThinkPad Z-series, a thin and light ThinkPad line with funky colors, eco-friendly packaging, and a distinctly modern look. The Z13 model was introduced in three new colors—black, silver, and black vegan leather with bronze accents—while the Z16 is only available in one of them, silver.
Other notable features include p webcams, OLED displays, new, redesigned touchpads, spill resistant keyboards, Dolby Atmos speaker systems, and Windows 11 with Windows Hello support. Lenovo also makes a range of accessories meant to complement and enhance the experience of using a ThinkPad device. These include:. The ThinkPad Stack line of products includes accessories designed for portability and interoperability. This line includes external hard drives, a wireless router, a power bank, and a Bluetooth 4.
Each Stack device includes rubber feet, magnets, and pogo-pin power connections that allow the use of a single cable. The combined weight of all the Stack devices is slightly less than two pounds. The Stack has a "blocky, black, and rectangular" look with the ThinkPad logo.
It shares a common design language with ThinkPad laptop computers. Current docking stations or docks add much of the functional abilities of a desktop computer, including multiple display outputs, additional USB ports, and occasionally other features. This allows the ThinkPads to be connected and disconnected from various peripherals quickly and easily. Recent docks connect via a proprietary connector located on the underside of the laptops; or via USB-C.
An external USB 3. It requires the input of a 4 digit PIN to access data and this can be set by the user. These drives are manufactured for lenovo by Apricorn, Inc. Notable models include. ThinkPad mice come in several different varieties ranging from Bluetooth ones through wired ones, to even ones with a trackpoint built-in and labelled as a scroll point.
They are mostly sold with the "thinkplus" branding in Asia notably south-east Asia and are popular there. Also known as Clavius or Chandra2,  it contains unusual features like the presence of three PCMCIA slots and the use of dual camcorder batteries as a source of power. Hitachi marketed Chandra2 as the Prius Note Models had a The s have no optical disc drives and an external floppy drive.
An optional extended battery sticks out the bottom like a bar and props up the back of the laptop. Weighing in at 2. The series was offered as a slightly lower-price alternative from the series,  with a few exceptions. The ThinkPad P and PE was a low-end version of ThinkPad P,  and was unique model in the series in that it could be used as a regular laptop, or transform into a tablet by flipping the monitor on top of itself.
The ED boasts the unique flip-up keyboard that was standard on all ThinkPads. Any other drives were external or in the 's case in the UltraBase. They weighed in at around 4 lb 1. The series , E, and X are the direct predecessors of the T series. The series packed a IBM was able to create this light, fully featured machine by using lightweight but strong carbon fiber composite plastics.
The battery shipped with some series models had a manufacturing defect that left it vulnerable to memory effect and resulted in poor battery life, but this problem can be avoided by use of a third-party battery. The series was a hi-end ThinkPad line; The released models T, T and T tablets; , , , , , , , , laptops with various sub-models can be configured with the best screens, largest hard drives and fastest processors available in the ThinkPad range;   some features can be found only on a series models,  and was the first successful ThinkPad introduced in that was a tablet PC T model without a keyboard and a mouse.
The ThinkPad i Series was introduced by IBM in and was geared towards a multimedia focus with many models featuring independent integrated CD players and multimedia access buttons. These models were largely only available in Asia Pacific. IBM offered an optional piano black lid on these models designed by the Yamato Design lab.
The ThinkPad S31 with the piano black finish option sitting on top of a Z61t; both ThinkPads deviate from the usual matte black. The S31 with the lid open showing the unique protruding keyboard; no touchpad was offered, to keep the laptop compact. The A-series was developed as an all-around productivity machine, equipped with hardware powerful enough to make it a desktop replacement.
Hence it was the biggest and heaviest ThinkPad series of its time, but also had features not even found in a T-series of the same age. The A-series was dropped in favor of the G-series and R-series. The A31 was released in as a desktop replacement system equipped with: A Pentium 4-M processor clocked at 1. The R Series was a budget line, beginning with the R30 in and ending with the R and R presented in The R series reintroduced in for Chinese market only with the same hardware as E series models, but with aluminum display cover, discrete GPU, TPM chip and fingerprint reader.
The G-series consisted of only three models, the G40, G41 and G Being large and heavy machines, equipped with powerful desktop processors, this line of ThinkPads consequently served mainly as replacements for desktop computers. The Z series was released as a high-end multimedia laptop; as a result this was the first ThinkPad to feature a widescreen aspect ratio display.
Running fully virtualised operating systems via Xen or VMware is therefore possible. The "year anniversary" Thinkpad model based on a X60s laptop. This model was initially known inside of Lenovo as the "Scout". This was the name of the horse ridden by Tonto , the sidekick from the s television series The Lone Ranger. Lenovo envisioned the Scout as a very high-end ThinkPad that would be analogous to a luxury car.
Each unit was covered in fine leather embossed with its owners initials. Extensive market research was conducted on how consumers would perceive this form factor. It was determined that they appreciated that it emphasised warmth, nature, and human relations over technology.
It came bundled with premium services including a dedicated hour technical support hotline that would be answered immediately. The SL Series was launched in as a low-end ThinkPad targeted mainly geared toward small businesses. Models offered included The W-series laptops were introduced by Lenovo as workstation-class laptops with their own letter designation, a descendant of prior ThinkPad T series models suffixed with 'p' e. T61p , and are geared towards CAD users, photographers, power users, and others, who need a high-performance system for demanding tasks..
The W-series laptops were launched in , at the same time as the Intel Centrino 2, marking an overhaul of Lenovo's product lineup. The first two W-series laptops introduced were the W and the W Previously available were the W7xx series 17" widescreen model , the W The W7xx series were also available with a Wacom digitizer built into the palm rest. These high-performance workstation models offered more high-end components, such as quad core CPUs and higher-end workstation graphics compared to the T-series, and were the most powerful ThinkPad laptops available.
The W release marked the end of the lid latch, ThinkLight, and hot-swappable UltraBays found in earlier models. The ThinkPad W-series laptops from Lenovo are described by the manufacturer as being "mobile workstations", and suit that description by being physically on the larger side of the laptop spectrum, with screens ranging from 15" to 17" in size. Notable exceptions are the W, which has ATI FireGL integrated workstation-class graphics, and the Ws, which is an Ultrabook -specification laptop with only a dual-core processor.
The ThinkPad W series has been discontinued and replaced by the P series mobile workstations. The Edge Series was released early in as small business and consumer-end machines. The design was a radical departure compared to the traditional black boxy ThinkPad design, with glossy surfaces optional matte finish on later models , rounded corners, and silver trim.
They were also offered in red, a first for the traditionally black ThinkPads. Models included An As of August , the S Series includes S and S models; their cases are made of aluminum and magnesium alloy, available in silver and gunmetal colors. The Twist gets its name from its screen's ability to twist in a manner that converts the device into a tablet. The Twist has a In a review for Engadget Dana Wollman wrote, "Lately, we feel like all of our reviews of Windows 8 convertibles end the same way.
The ThinkPad Twist has plenty going for it: a bright IPS display, a good port selection, an affordable price and an unrivaled typing experience. Like ThinkPads past, it also offers some useful software features for businesses lacking dedicated IT departments. All good things, but what's a road warrior to do when the battery barely lasts four hours? Something tells us the Twist will still appeal to Lenovo loyalists, folks who trust ThinkPad's build quality and wouldn't be caught dead using any other keyboard.
If you're more brand-agnostic, though, there are other Windows 8 convertibles with comfortable keyboards — not to mention, sharper screens, faster performance and longer battery life. The Helix is a convertible laptop satisfying both tablet and conventional notebook users.
It uses a "rip and flip" design that allows the user to detach the display and then replace it facing in a different direction. It sports an As all essential processing hardware is contained in the display assembly and it has multitouch capability, the detached monitor can be used as a standalone tablet computer.
The Helix's high-end hardware and build quality, including Gorilla Glass , stylus-based input, and Intel vPro hardware-based security features, are designed to appeal to business users. In a sea of touch-inspired Windows 8 hardware, it's the first ultrabook convertible with a form factor that gets everything right.
Lenovo's own IdeaPad Yoga came close, but the sensation of feeling the keyboard underneath your fingers when transformed into tablet mode was slightly jarring. Dell's XPS 12 solved that problem with its clever rotating hinge design, but I wanted the ability to remove the tablet display entirely from both of those products. It weighs 1. This lineup was merged into the L-Series in , with the L being the successor to the 13 Second Generation.
Lenovo released the 25th anniversary Retro ThinkPad 25 in October The last ThinkPad models with the 7-row keyboard were introduced in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Business computers and tablets series by Lenovo. For consumer-oriented laptops, see IdeaPad. It has been suggested that Lenovo ThinkPad 25th anniversary edition be merged into this article. Discuss Proposed since January Main article: ThinkVantage Technologies.
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Retrieved 22 January Now, I have to mention that I did not consider the "disable Touchpad" option in the Linux control panel before because I assumed that would disable the touchpad entirely and I wouldn't be able to click on anything. If I'm wrong on that, please let me know and I will happily return to Mint and set it up. I bit the bullet and did the. And in there is this section:.
That is the default settings for the areas on the touchpad that correspond to the right-click button on the touchpad. After much, much fiddling to get the redefined areas correct, this is what should be copy-pasted in to change the right-click area to be a thin strip on the upper-right area of the touchpad:. That is as far as I am capable of taking it at this time, but that gets done most of what I wanted.
I'm just reposting it here in case anyone else ever needs to see how to remap the zones on the Synaptics touchpad. The top part of the pad will not react to movements anymore but only detect which mouse button gets signalled when pressing the pad. Sign up to join this community. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top. Stack Overflow for Teams — Start collaborating and sharing organizational knowledge. Create a free Team Why Teams? Learn more. Editing new Lenovo touchpad zones in Linux Ask Question.
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The first is that you can disable the touchpad driver. Click on the Hardware tab, select the touchpad, click on Properties, and then Change settings. Click on. Enable or disable in BIOS for ThinkPad T/X/W series · Shut down the ThinkPad, then power it on. · When the ThinkPad logo comes up, immediately press F1 to enter. Disable Touchpad via BIOS · 1. Shut down your ThinkPad then power it on. · 2. When the ThinkPad logo comes up, immediately press F1 to enter the BIOS Setup.