Not to be outdone by competitors like HP, who last week announced several dozen new notebooks, Lenovo is refreshing most of its ThinkPad line, updating the vaunted T, X, W, and L series notebooks to Intel's new Ivy Bridge platform while revising their designs and offering new high-end options like 1600 x 900 screens. 

Though each line of new ThinkPads is different, there are several key trends we noticed across most of these systems: