Bookmark and Share


Lenovo Group, the owner of the former IBM personal computing division, has unveiled its ThinkPad T60p laptop with pre-installed Novel Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop operating system (OS), marking the first time for the ThinkPad computer’s to sell with Linux OS.

“The ThinkPad T60p is a milestone for our collaboration and shared commitment with Novell to develop innovative and powerful workstation solutions. Engineers running intensive based applications can now leverage these enhanced features while working remotely in the Linux environment,” said Marc Godin, vice president of marketing for Lenovo’s worldwide notebook business unit.

The new ThinkPad T60 notebooks are built around Intel Centrino Duo mobile platform that features dual-core Core Duo (Yonah) processors, Intel 945-series mobile chipsets, dual-channel PC2-5300 (667MHz) DDR2 memory, Serial ATA-300 hard disk drives and an array of multimedia enhancements.

The ThinkPad T60 measures an inch (2.5cm) thin with a travel weight of 4.8lbs (2.18Kg). For mobile workers, the ThinkPad T60-series includes a more durable system design, coupling the ThinkPad roll cage – an inner armor chassis – with its airbag-like active protection system and ThinkPad shock-mounted hard drives.

“The ability to use a ThinkPad with SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop will open new doors for corporate desktop users,” said Jeff Jaffe, executive vice president and chief technology officer for Novell. “These demanding PC users now have the most advanced workstation infrastructure at their fingertips to maximize productivity at their desk, in the lab, at a site and on the road”.

The Lenovo Linux-enabled workstations are currently certifying engineering design applications from companies such as Cadence, Synopsys and Mentor Graphics. Additional workstation certification candidates are also under evaluation.

Both the 14” and 15” ThinkPad T60p Linux mobile workstations will be available beginning August 15th via the Lenovo website and through select business partners. Prices start at $3099 for 14” models and $3199 for 15” models.


Comments currently: 0

Add your Comment

Related news

Latest News

Sunday, August 24, 2014

6:12 pm | Former X-Bit Labs Editor Aims to Wed Tabletop Games with Mobile Platforms. Game Master Wants to Become a New World of Warcraft

Thursday, August 21, 2014

10:59 pm | Khronos Group to Follow DirectX 12 with Cross-Platform Low-Level API. Khronos Unveils Next-Generation OpenGL Initiative

10:33 pm | Avexir Readies 3.40GHz DDR4 Memory Modules. DDR4 Could Hit 3.40GHz This Year

12:10 pm | AMD to Lower Prices of A-Series APUs for Back-to-School Season. New Prices of AMD A-Series APUs Revealed

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

10:53 am | AMD to Cut Prices on FX-9000, Other FX Processors: New Prices Revealed. AMD to Make FX Chips More Affordable, Discontinue Low-End Models

10:32 am | LG to Introduce World’s First Curved 21:9 Ultra-Wide Display. LG Brings Curved Displays to Gamers, Professionals

9:59 am | AMD Readies FX-8370, FX-8370E Microprocessors. AMD Preps Two New “Mainstream” FX Chips