Research Triangle Park, N.C. - Lenovo reported it will ship the 60 millionth ThinkPad notebook this month.
To celebrate this milestone the company is offering a
on select models starting on Oct. 8 and has upgraded three ThinkPad models with improved graphics, the company said.
The 60 million laptops were shipped over the 18-year history of the ThinkPad line, and the company said its notebooks were the first to include built-in CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives, built-in wireless, fingerprint reader and an embedded security subsystem.
The upgrade laptops are the T410, T410s and T510. These have received Nvidia's Optimus graphics technology, which the company said not only improves the laptop's graphics capability, but also extends battery life by about one hour per charge.
These are available starting on Oct. 5, with the T410 and T510 carrying price points in the $1,299 range, while the T410s is set at $1,849.