EFYTimes.com reported last month that sometime in January, Lenovo would sell its one millionth biometric ThinkPad. This should make it the first manufacturer with an integrated fingerprint-reader in its notebook lineup to hit the one million mark. This security feature is present in certain models in the ultraportable ThinkPad X41 series as well as the new ultraportable ThinkPad X60 series.
Peter Hortensius, senior vice president, Notebook Business Unit, Lenovo:
â€œIt’s very unusual to find a new feature that makes your PC more secure while making it much easier to use. The ThinkPad fingerprint reader is popular because it is one of those rare exceptions. By tying strong passwords to your fingerprint, you can make PC security simple and effective in order to protect your customers’ data, as well as your own personal information.”
It’s getting towards the end of the month and I haven’t heard much about this, so I thought I would mention this article, since I think a lot of notebooks are going to have this feature available over the next few years.