Closer look at: 2016 ThinkPad T-Series – T460, T460s, T460p & T560

T-Series, the bread-and-butter, the heart and soul of the ThinkPad series. Lenovo is continuing this legendary series now with four new models based on Intels 6th generation Core i CPUs codenamed “Skylake”. This is the 2016 ThinkPad T-Series. T460s: The Flagship model of the T-Series Since its inception in 2009 with the T400s, the T4xxs …

Fix for an issue at the resume from sleep for T440(s)

Some time ago, I wrote about an UEFI update for multiple ThinkPads (T440 and T440s, for example) that addressed incursion vulnerabilities that allowed breaking into System Management Mode (SMM). Unfortunately, this update for T440 and T440s (version number 2.35) caused an issue where four cycles of 4 beeps occurred at the resume from standby mode …

Fix for SMM “Incursion” attack for some Lenovo laptops

Some Lenovo machines contained incursion vulnerabilities that allow breaking into System Management Mode (SMM). While most recent ThinkPads are affected, there are also some affected consumer machines. Lenovo describes the vulnerabilities as follows: Some BIOS implementations permit unsafe System Management Mode (SMM) function calls to memory locations outside of System Management RAM (SMRAM). An attacker …

Lenovo is not preloading malware, here is why

The author (‘Michael Horowitz’) of the article of Computer World seemed to have found out there was a scheduled task in Windows for a program called Lenovo Customer Feedback with the help of a third-party program from Nirsoft. He also went in the installation directory of ‘Lenovo Customer Feedback’ and found out the names of the companies that are delivering …

IBC2015: ThinkPad P70 Hands-On Review

Note that this whole review is based on a prototype of the ThinkPad P70. Things may still be subject to change in the final model. ThinkPad P70 Hands-On Video [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vqI8OY5PDQ&w=640&h=360] Specifications  Processor Intel Core i7-6700HQ (2.6GHz – 3.5GHz) Intel Core i7-6820HQ (2.7GHz – 3.6GHz) Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 (2.8 GHz – 3.7GHz    Memory …