Lenovo expanded its ThinkBook line of laptops designed for small-medium businesses with its new ThinkBook 13, Thinkbook 14 and ThinkBook 15 models at an intimate launch event in Hyde Park, Johannesburg.
Both laptops are designed to meet the needs of SMBs, offering up to 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processors as well as long battery life, rapid charging support, privacy and security features, and more.
The ThinkBook 14 and 15 laptops feature aluminium materials, a stylish design that maintains a professional appearance while deviating from the common ThinkPad aesthetic, as well as a smart power button with a built-in fingerprint sensor, ThinkShutter webcam privacy cover, a hidden USB port, hotkeys for Skype for Business, and a USB-C Gen2 port.
The ThinkBook 14 is offered with up to the 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processors, 4GB DDR4 Intel Optane memory, up to 1TB SSD storage and a 2TB HDD dual drive, and an optional backlit keyboard. In addition to the aforementioned smart power button, ThinkShutter, and Skype hotkeys, the ThinkBook 14 offers up to 12 hours of battery life with a 57Wh battery — or, alternatively, users can get a 45Wh battery with Rapid Charge support.
As the name suggests, this model features a 14-inch display with a Full HD resolution and 6mm bezels. The ThinkBook 14 is available starting at R16 299
The ThinkBook 15 is similar to its smaller counterpart, offering a 15-inch Full HD display with 7mm bezels, up to the 10th-gen Intel Core i7 processors, up to a 1TB SSD plus 2TB HDD dual drive, and 4GB DDR4 Intel Optane memory.
As with the other model, the ThinkBook 15 features up to 12 hours of battery life with a 57Wh battery or Rapid Charge with a 45Wh battery, an optional backlit keyboard with Skype for Business hotkeys, the smart power button with a fingerprint sensor, ThinkShutter privacy cover, plus there’s a numpad on the keyboard.
The ThinkBook 15 is available starting at R12 499.
On the ThinkBook 13s, users can use hot keys to answer or hang up when making Skype calls. Music can be played while the system is still in standby mode, resuming to full working capacity in less than 0.5 seconds. Its pricing starts at R14 999