Two More Everlasting Lenovo Laptops Board the Workaholic Pain Train

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We all had a good laugh a couple of weeks ago when Lenovo and HP announced laptops that were capable of eclipsing 30 hours of battery life on a single charge. Think of all the overworked office drones slumped over in their $49.99 task chairs after a 30-hour mail merge marathon!

Hilarious stuff, to be sure. But Lenovo won’t quit. It just won’t quit.

Now we have the Lenovo ThinkPad X220 laptop and the X220 convertible Tablet PC. The ThinkPad X220’s standard 9-cell battery offers up to 15 hours of battery life, while an optional external battery pack can boost battery life to a full 24 hours. Likewise, the convertible tablet version of the X220 can run for up to 16 hours when paired with a 6-cell battery and the same external battery pack.

So these offerings are Lenovo’s light and ultralight cigarettes to its full-flavored, full tar, 30-hour ThinkPad T420 that was unveiled last month.

Workaholics, your struggle isn’t getting any easier, is it?

In Lenovo’s defense, these new ThinkPads are handsome and relatively portable, assuming you can resist the compulsion to add the big day-long external battery pack. You don’t need it. Nobody needs it. You can get a full night’s sleep. It’s okay. You’re entitled to a long, healthy life.

Both feature 12.5-inch LED-backlit HD screens, Intel Core i3/i5/i7 processors, and a starting weight of less than three pounds for the standard form factor (above, left) and less than four pounds for the tablet version (above, right).

They’ll be available in April starting at $899 and $1,199, respectively.

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