We've long dreamed of a day when our PCs would spring to life the instant we press the power button. Solid state storage, gobs of RAM, and intelligent boot order routines have made the startup process a lot faster than it used to be, but we're still not at the point of instantaneous boots. You can, however, boot a Lenovo laptop with "Rapid Boot" technology in 10 seconds, and to prove it, the OEM builder pitched a ThinkPad T420s laptop from an airplane giving it a short window to boot up and deploy a parachute or plummet to its death.
Lenovo today added half a dozen new ThinkPad laptops to its lineup. These include the T420S, T420, T520, L420, L520, and W520, all of which are aimed at business professionals in some specific way. Lenovo says they're all built upon a platform of new Lenovo innovations, such as video and voice calling, smart PC features for power and performance management, all-day battery life, enterprise management, etc.