ThinkPad SL series to include online backup, LoJack

lenovo-mast-logoIn the next few weeks, Lenovo is expected to formally announce its SL series of notebooks aimed at small-to-medium sized businesses. According to IDG News Service, the machines will be priced between $699 and $1,199 and will feature online backup services and LoJack anti-theft technology.

The SL series also looks to loosen its necktie "with a more stylish look and multimedia features such as a connector to display high-definition video and software for video creation" but the relatively low price brings tradeoffs that might alienate certain would-be business buyers, most notably, "the SL laptops will not come with the proprietary docking stations usually found on enterprise ThinkPads, but will include a USB-based port replication system."