Two of Lenovo notebooks will now have a multi-touch screen which can be used with the touch function in Windows 7.
Lenovo’s Product and Marketing Director, Chris Kelly said, “We see now as the right time for multi-touch screens on PCs. With touch screens increasingly becoming part of more devices we use routinely and continued improvement of the technology ,including the integration of touch in the upcoming Windows 7 operating system, the environment for making touch part of our tablet PC and ThinkPad T400s laptop experience couldn’t be better. We’ve also extended the touch experience with Simple Tap to make frequent hardware-based functions touch-enabled and simple.”
According to the company, the optional multi-touch screen ThinkPad X200 Tablet caters to individuals in fields such as sales, health care and education. Users can now use two-finger touch to perform a variety of gestures, including pinching, zooming, tapping and flicking through documents, web pages and photos instead of using a mouse.
The high performance ThinkPad T400s laptop serves professionals in engineering and design. Now these users can manipulate four fingers on the ThinkPad T400s laptop’s optional multi-touch screen to not only replace the mouse but transform the way they work.
They can now use four fingers to manipulate objects, move images with two hands and even have another person touch the screen at the same time with them. As new multi-touch applications are introduced, there will be new possibilities for using multi-touch screen laptops.
Lenovo also optimised the firmware to help compensate for slightly imprecise taps on the screen, such as when closing a window or navigating the Start menu, helping make navigation easier for Tablet users.
With upcoming ThinkPad X200 Tablet models supporting the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system, these mobile users can also take advantage of improved predictive text over previous operating systems, improved handwriting recognition in more languages and formula input features for math and scientific equations.
The ThinkPad T400s with the multitouch screen and the X200 Tablet with the multitouch screen and the outdoor screen will be available starting September 15. Pricing starts at $2891.00 for the T400s with multitouch screen, $3215.00 for the X200 Tablet with multitouch screen, and $3039.00 for the X200 Tablet with the outdoor screen.