Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Lenovo Launches Four-Finger Input Touchscreens
Lenovo has announced new touchscreen laptops, including the ThinkPad T400s, which is company's first laptop to support four-finger multitouch input.
Until now many laptop makers, including Hewlett-Packard and Dell, were offering touchscreen laptops with two-finger touch input. Lenovo ThinkPad T400s will allow manipulation of images using up to four fingers on the laptop. Multiple fingers can be used instead of mice to zoom into maps, or to scroll through documents.
Touch capabilities allow users to be more productive by serving as a mouse replacement. It provides a faster, more natural, and easier way to use PC instead of using the keyboard or bezel buttons.
The ThinkPad T400s is priced starting at US$1,999 and will become available by the end of September.
The laptop is powered by Intel Core 2 Duo processors running at either 2.4GHz or 2.53GHz with 6MB of cache. It will support up to 250GB of storage and 4GB of memory. The laptop weighs 3.91 pounds (1.77 kilograms) and has up to 5.5 hours of run time on a 6-cell battery. It also includes 802.11 b/g/n wireless networking, an integrated webcam and Intel integrated graphics.