Lenovo announced their top-of-the-line business class 13-inch ThinkPad X1 Hybrid, a super thin laptop featuring up to 10 hours or battery life, via the Instant Media Mode, powered by a second processor and operating system — greatly improving from the X1 released last year.
The Hybrid doubles as a second PC thanks to its battery-stretching Instant Media Mode (IMM). IMM includes a Qualcomm dual core processor, up to 16 GB of memory and a custom Linux-based operating system. To switch to IMM from Windows, users simply click on an icon on the laptop's home screen. With IMM, the laptop operates much like a smart phone, remaining turned on and requiring fewer charging sessions.
Via IMM, users can watch videos, view photos, listen to music and browse the web while preserving precious battery life. Pioneered by ThinkPad, the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop also includes Rapid Charge, technology that charges the battery up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.
Measuring less than 0.6-inches and weighing less than four pounds, the 13.3-inch ThinkPad X1 Hybrid goes heavy on performance by doubling the CPU performance and quadrupling the graphics performance of previous Lenovo 13-inch laptops. The hybrid comes equipped with choices of the latest Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors and the Windows 7 operating system.
While a great crossover PC, the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid remains a business-class laptop first with features like optional mobile broadband, a high definition display that includes Corning Gorilla Glass and a high definition web camera and microphones for video and voice calling. It also has robust security layered with Intel vPro3 technology, encrypted hard drives with remote management support and a fingerprint reader. Content on the ThinkPad X1 Hybrid looks good and sounds good in both Windows and IMM. The laptop features Dolby Home Theater v4 sound, an HDMI port and Intel Wireless Display technology to connect and stream 1080p video wirelessly to a TV or projector.
Pricing and Availability
The ThinkPad X1 Hybrid laptop will be available starting at $1,599 in Q2 2012.